The week did not start to brilliantly as my latest trip to sort the eye issue resulted in being told I had the eyesight of a 70 year old as far as my short vision range was concerned, the up side of this was being told I had excellent long vision.. I now need my arms to grow about another 7 feet and I will be able to see what I am painting without a pair of bottle top lenses.
I have a completely clear painting desk now, everything that I can prepare for the challenge has been done, even though this new room is larger, I still don't have all the storage sorted out. This means I do have a couple of items that are not prepared but as space becomes available during the challenge I will complete the outstanding items.
In preparation for the challenge I had to hit ebay for some outstanding items and inevitably this led to some unintended purchases but that nothing unusual for me. Ever the optimist they will get painted at a later date, after all without a lead mountain or plastic pile you are "doomed to die" right?
The full list of all 60 challengers, with click able links to the appropriate blogs where available. So you can keep track of the goings out and maybe follow a few more blogs into the bargain.
Myself and +kevatthecabin have been doing a lot of talking lately about our gaming and this has resulted in some rather nice developments, as well as the odd sleepless night as my mind would not switch off. We have been enjoying our games of Hail Caesar and it has made us want to expand our armies and time periods for this game. We are both kicking ourselves about this as we sold off all our ancient armies a few years ago and now we have to start over with them. However with Kev's table being best suited to 15mm or 20mm figures this opens up some new areas and possibilities. We have agreed to take a period each and complete some armies for them for Kevin that will see some being done during the challenge. I however wont be starting until next year as my targets for the challenge have been set and I want to get my French Napoleonic army to a decent level.
Kevin is tackling the Dark age period, with Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans and possibly the Welsh or Irish. For my part I have decided to go all Biblical and will be doing Nubian's, Sea Peoples and both Old and New Kingdom Egyptians. After these are completed I will look at expanding and painting other armies for the period.
Well folks that just about wraps this post up for the week, I am going to be a little infrequent for the next couple of weeks as I take some time for myself to charge my batteries up ready for the 3 months hard painting ahead.