Yes I am mad, but me and Kev are the kind of buddies that push each other and motivate each other, banter flies as that's what mates do. Bragging rights are fought over like the last Rolo in a packet. We both worked out that being able to paint for 12 hours a day would give us an estimate of what could be achieved in this years challenge. For us the points are very much secondary objectives. We both have our strategies for tackling the 3 months ahead and we are racing each other to various targets.Those targets are new armies, for us to have a year of gaming at the end of the challenge, in some of our favourite periods and in a scale that suits the table size we have available.
Yes it is a big task but it is just the motivation we both need to hit the brushes hard because the personal rewards at the end are great for us both. Where will we finish and what points we end up on is pretty much irrelevant as that will be decided by many factors beyond our control. But we will be able to do battle on the table top, that's where it really matters.
I will still be here blogging about my exploits and continuing what I have started, I am posting what I am painting, with W.I.P. pictures as I go so I have a full record of this challenge, as for me this is a great event and a highlight in my annual painting calendar and a journey I want to share. It also allows me the opportunity to look back at my own foolishness in later years as well.
|not a lot of space left on the table today as the Nubians are in full scale production mode|
So far my total input is 130+ hours work time, over the 3 weeks and that has produced 202 figures painted and based. My latest points came in the form of 3 Nubian Warbands that can be seen fully in this POST on Curts blog, I am only putting a single picture on here as I will do a group shot once the army is completed for you all.
Now I cant guarantee I wont screw up in the future during the event, but man I am having some fun along the way. All in this feels like it is going to be a good year ahead. Lets face it it would be hard to top the bad start I got last year.
well good folks that concludes todays ramblings. Have a good one!!