This week the Great hall has seen a flurry of activity on the painting desk but no further submissions to the challenge, as I was aware Curt had been flooded with entries in the run up to the casualty bonus round so offered to hold my figure back for a bit so he could catch up.
This weeks bonus entry for me went almost to the wire, I wanted a certain look for them which I eventually achieved but then I could not get good enough pictures of the whole lot as I had envisaged in my mind due to lack of any decent daylight and the fact I had other commitments that meant I had no further opportunity to take any. Not to worry though as at least they are completed and submitted.
My last bonus round submission was a berserker finishing off a wounded enemy.
Yesterday saw me attend the Hammerhead show at its new venue in the Newark showground. in my part time role of general helper with Warbases. The new venue is much better than the darkness of Kelham hall where it has been held previously. A big bonus is it is much easier to get too as well. There were many traders in attendance and plenty of participation games for those coming to the event to actively get their teeth into. The new venue is very bright and well laid out and has lots of free parking which is always a bonus.
Right now onto some exciting news or at least I think so!!
I have been asked to showcase on this very blog most of the new products that Warbases will be selling in the very near future and am delighted to have been asked to do this for them. Martin and Diane have built this small business from the ground up and after several years it is time for them to expand. There will be several new releases that will debut at Salute 2014. There is a rather marvellous Pegasus Bridge coming with fully working cantilever action as well as two other important features, and a new range of miniatures (I have the honour of being the first to paint them) all these items will be featured in the coming weeks on these pages. The range of miniatures will continue to expand throughout the coming year and there are many planned additions to the ranges. I hope to maintain a regular presence on the blog going forward for the wonderful range of products this company produces.
That only leaves me to sum up the challenge so far, I am currently maintaining my lead with a total of 3031 points to date. Though there was some rather sad news that Kent who I can guarantee would have been snapping right at my heels to the very last minute of the challenge, has had to withdraw due too a serious back Injury. Kent I wish you a very speedy recovery and hope to do battle with the brushes another time but your health is far more important. So I will continue at pace right to the very end to see just how high I can get my final tally.