Monday, 19 December 2016

A Challenge for the New Year!

Hoi,

It has been quite some while since my last blogpost just about 29 days ago. In the mean time, real life, that big old Bogeyman came round the corner and scared me away from most of my hobby-related activities. Work and a baby of 15 weeks old kind of get in the way. This means that in the evening after putting the boys in bed, I am pretty tired and turn in early or doze off in front of the TV.

While this might be true for now, things have settled a bit and we are getting into a sort of decent routine at home and work will be a bit less tense for the coming weeks. Great news since tomorrow the Analogue Hobbies Annual Painting Challenge will start and give me a goal to get cracking on some paintwork again!


For this year's Challenge I am aiming at fun, oh and 28mm seems to be the standard this time round. Usually my main medium of art is the 1:72 or 20mm plastic miniature, not so for this Challenge. My two main projects at this moment are the Viking project I am still working on (many miniatures from last Challenge have not been painted yet) and the absolute favourite '80s Pulp Gaming project.

Some of the smaller side projects to be tackled this year are the 15mm CW British and a new regiment for Classic Battletech.
Odd one out is the old West End Games Star Wars Sand People Bantha with rider, this is one of the "Holy Grails" of the series for me and I am going to paint it up this Challenge.


So what's up for targets? Not so much, I have listed a 1500 points target for starters. Small chance I am going to top that anytime soon, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Regarding side duels: I have only one going this time it's still a secret at the moment but I will fight Iannick in an 80s Pulp Duel.

The entry-fee to the Challenge is organised a bit differently now: it should be a team-effort, so I am lucky enough to have teamed up with two of the very best the Challenge has to offer but who and what we will be doing is going be a secret for some time to.

So happy painting to all and see you in the lists for my fellow-contestants!

9 comments:

Francis Lee said...

Good luck Sander!

Sander said...

thanks Fran, but it won't be the same without you...

Ian said...

Good luck, hope it's a great one for you, I am really looking forward to this years challenge


Ian

Sander said...

Thanks Ian, same to you!

Michael Mills said...

Bets of luck Sander. Looking forward to your entries mate!

Sander said...

Thanks Millsy, will be looking forward to yours too. You have a tough job topping those you did last year!

Sander said...

His Lordship Michael Awdry also replied to this post but me bumbling around with the tablet accidentally deleted the post so here it is:
"Michael Awdry has left a new comment on your post "A Challenge for the New Year!":

Oh Sander this is going to most definitely be fun! Sand People and a container ship! I think I want to throw out all my ideas and start on yours! I picked up Black Ops rule set in the summer and know have a hankering to do a 'North Sea Hijack' type game with scuba divers. :)"

Ray Rousell said...

Good luck Sander, see you on the fields of war!

Iannick said...

Bonne chance! May your paints never dry and the tip of your brushes stay straight ;-)