Monday 19 December 2016

Painting table cleared!

As many of you will know tomorrow Is the start of the AHPC (Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge). This is my 3rd year. So I thought I should spend a few hours just finishing things that were on my painting table ready for the Challenge.

So before I even think about starting the challenge. Here are the last few figures. They are all Secrets of the Third Reich figures by West Wind Productions. Mostly they were started last week.


As you can see 2 Riflemen one with an AR44 the next with a carbine. Then and officer pointing, but he does carry a pistol. And on the right a MG team.  The Mg Team is supposed to have 3 men on the base, but I found that a little crowded so I have only 2. While they both have holstered pistols their main job is to crew the MG. I will admit to owning 2 more MG's so it is possible I will put 3 crew on the base in the future. But as I am happy with the 2 crew  I suspect I will keep it at 2.  But No promises as the future is a dim  and distant foggy land and anything could happen.

As you can clearly see I am continuing with the Oak leaf spring pattern as it is both fun to paint AND I like the look. And that is reason enough.

The only bad news is that I have just about run out of the LIGHT green and cannot see me getting a restock this year! So further SotTR will mainly be in Autumn and not spring.




As the AHPC will now start in less than a day (3 hours I think BUT I will check) I am pleased the painting table is now clear. I have figures prepped and ready and I see some painting starting today.

What I will start with will actually be a mixture. I NEED to do some 10mm Zulus so they will be started, I also have some WW1 Cavalry in 28mm but in addition I have a hankering for some western figures so that might also need to happen soon.

But Until it does, take care have fun and paint like crazy!



24 comments:

  1. Nice to get your painting desk clear even if it's only for a little while! These look great and I like the oak leaf pattern. Good luck in the challenge mate!

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    1. Thanks Andy. I feel eye watering 10mm Zulus today... as well as base coating the Cavalry.... NO Not Zulu Cavalry!!!

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    1. Thank you Fran. I would say good luck to you as well in any attempts to thwart YOUNG Ray!

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  3. Nice job.......good luck with the challengešŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Matt. I shall start before midnight, but I am not expecting a massive score.

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  4. Nice work Clint and good luck with the Challenge! :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, you are still my favourite minion.

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    2. And best of luck in the challenge.

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  5. Well done Sir and best of luck with the challenge this year Clint.

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    1. Best of luck to you as well sir. I cannot see the fox from back here though!

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  6. Those have turned out really well, Clint. I like them a lot. I hope you do well in the painting challenge.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I will get on with some painting a little later for the challenge. But it is a marathon and not a sprint. So no rush needed to start with.

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  7. Good luck with the challenge Clint, having a cleared table ready for the off is a good start.
    (Really like the Weird War guys too btw)

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      The painting table is no longer cleared! I am just trying to decide if I should do a quick paint to get some points on the table or something bigger. If it is a small paint I can get about 30 points done by Thursday. Or I could go for something more impressive, say 100 points by Sunday. Not sure yet. I will have to wait and see.

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  8. Good idea, clearing the paint table!, they do look rather tasty I gotta say!

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    1. Thanks Ray. The Painting table was cleared and is now filled up again. I have started the AHPC..... lots on the go but nothing finished just yet.

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  9. Table clear - check. Ready for the AHPC - check. Painted some super-looking "SOTR" Germans with oustanding camo - check ;-)

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    1. Thanks Simon. No more SotTR planned for at least a week. Probably a lot longer. I have held of off another project for long enough and the little people are now calling.

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  10. Lovely work Clint, German's always seem to have mixed camo anyway so will look fitting!

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    1. Thank you Simon. At the end of the War Germany was using everything it had, so was not at all concerned about the individuals clothing. More that they could carry a gun.

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  11. Nicely done. I love how you've done the bases.

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