Friday, 7 December 2012

3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge....and "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war" again!

It's that time of year again over at Curts blog ( Canadian Thor look-a-like!) and a fellow reject and he has launched his annual painting challenge (otherwise known as Ray's cheating challenge), I'll be honest that I didn't want to enter this year, the painting funk and I'll probably be out of a job before the end of the challenge doesn't help but then I got over myself and entered with a project I've been collecting/hoarding for quite a few months now....

......a 28mm ACW/Wild West skirmish period, Outlaw Josey Wales meets True Grit and takes a turn at The Horse Soldiers with a pinch of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

There's a few new rules (I think), new points system (I believe) but no rule regarding cheating shites (Ray!) but at least the 20% extra Reject point bonus should be in effect this year (Curt still remembers the pasta and t-shirt) but Ray is exempt and I will be watching the rule bending, pre-painted, not my figures cheating work dodging Ironsides git for all other participants, I feel it's my duty!





Plastic and metal goodness........

May not make it until the end but let's paint it like we stole it people (..like Ray!).


53 comments:

  1. I might be interested if it's an open challenge. I'll check it out as I need a push to paint at the moent.

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  2. You're painting 28mm-yeehaw. That's all I can say because I'm mad at you. I'd like to wish you luck in the challenge but I can't, as technically I'm not speaking to you right now.

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    1. You know what you did. It was those dot dot dots of yours that did it. But I'm over it now, twas only a passing thing.

      Ray-hahahaha.

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  3. Good luck with this mate. Looking forward to all the entries once more like last year!

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  4. My Perry samurai are already on their way! I know Ray just hides all his painted stuff during the year and brings it out for the challenge. We should have a rule that you have to display before and after pics with newspapers of the day to prove no shenanigans.

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  5. Good luck on the competition - I like the "movie-themed" ACW/Wild West project, lots of fun with that.

    As for Ray and his, ummmm shall we say "flexible painting ethics" I suggest electro-shock therapy. A few feet of wire attached to his chair, a car battery and and switch and you should be all set.

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    1. Excellent - Ray this treatment is really for your own good. Trust me when I say that Fran's demonic cackling as he flips the switch for yet another jolt is just a facade to hide the deep pain and anguish he really feels. In this case the old adage "this will hurt me more than you" must surely ring true...

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  6. Good luck Fran!

    I'm looking forward to see some of 28mm stuff from you.

    Cheers
    Monty

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  7. Whilst Ray is on a different shift to you he will be hoarding bits away.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing you work.

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  9. I'd just like to say Fran is a lying git and I'm gonna give him a swift kick in the knackers when I see him again, which will be Wednesday night! That's something to look forward too!

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    1. You have a better chance of kissing them but that's about it mutton chops!

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  10. Good luck with the challenge!

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  11. What a surprise the gloves are off already and we have 13 more days before the baloon goes up

    Ian

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  12. let the games begin and may the bravest survive!

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  13. Good luck guys! Should be a good one....THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN!

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  14. Good luck with this challenge! And keep an eye out for those cheaters!

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  15. Cool project. Anne stole my line so I'll have to one up. Yeehaw squared!!!

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  16. Nice with some more ACW Fran !

    Good luck inthe cometitio!

    Best regards Michael

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  17. You can do this Supreme One! You have always put quality before quantity!

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  18. You've got my sympathy mate. It must be awful having to compete with such a cheat. Herr Roussel is infamous across the interweb - he must be lower than a snake's belly in a cart wheel rut.

    Good luck!

    ;O)

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  19. Well good luck. This could be what you need to bring you out of that funk. Remember too that if you don't cheat, you're automatically better than Ray!

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  20. Good luck and all that although competing against Ray probably requires a good dose of patience too! Nice Blog re-design.

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  21. Good luck Angry! Your project sound very interesting.

    Jason

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  22. Thor look-alike?! Ha! I think I'll show my wife this at breakfast to make her shoot coffee from her nose...

    Excellent project Fran! I look forward to seeing this develop.(Remind me to post a funny ACW picture I have of me from my salad days.)

    Keep Ray in line for me, will you. I'll make it worth your while...


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  23. Totally looking forward to seeing what you do this time around. And I wish you all kinds of luck. Kick Ray's ass. Do it for me.

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  24. Best of luck in the competition my good man and I love the theme - we're not supposed to have a theme are we?

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    1. Nope. Do whatever you heart desires Michael. As long as its historical and something I like. ;P

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  25. Looking forward to the race this eyar between you and Ray... I suppose to be neutral, but good luck anyway

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  26. Best of luck Fran, I'll be joining in as best as I can...

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  27. Looking forward to seeing your ACW material Fran and keeping Ray in check. Don't forget about Ray's painting bottles being mysteriously left open on the 19th!;-)
    Personally I'll be competing against myself to improve on my old score as I will never rack up the points to win.

    Christopher

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  28. what.. it has been a year already since this last challenge? no way man.. unless by annual u mean monthly. i could have sworn u guys did one of these earlier this year.

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  29. Sounds awesome. Best of luck to you!

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  30. Gosh, a year just flies by. Good luck to you Mr. Lurker.

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  31. Okay I think I missed something. But I'll catch up soon. G-luck Fran; F-off Ray!

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  32. Good luck on your challenge, dude. The riders and the horses miniatures look great. If I had to wager, I'm betting you will win this one.

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  33. Good luck, Fran! Ray would never do such a thing as cheat, you'd catch him in an instant!

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  34. It looks like a lot of work, but if anyone can do it, you can. Good luck! I like Kelly's idea. Can those of us watching place wagers?

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  35. Good luck Fran! If you need a 1/72 scale Ronin just contact me!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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