31 December 2014

My entry to the 'Mount(s) & Rider(s)' themed bonus round

The end of the year is almost upon us so it's time for my last blog post of the year. Below you can find my submission to the 'Mount(s) & Rider(s)' themed bonus round over on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Blog. The poll is still open so make sure you head over there to cast your vote for your favourite entries. There's some great stuff on display even dinosaurs with license plates so what you're waiting for?

At the moment I'm listening to Ulf Schiewes excellent Montalban Trilogy (unfortunately there seems to be no English edition) while painting. The novels are set in 12th century southern France and Outremer (modern day Israel and Palestine) with a definite focal point on the Crusades and tell the story of a fictitious Montalban family vassals to the masters of Tolosa. Thus inspired it should be little surprise I wanted to pick up the cross and fight the infidels for this submission.

24 December 2014

3rd entry to the Challenge: 28mm M3 Halftrack & US Crew (14 Points)

Here's my latest entry to the Challenge for all of you not following the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge frenzy:

I really didn't expect to get something presentable done before the holidays but these four chaps were not overly difficult to get ready. So this entry is far from being a points bomb others seem capable of but one more tiny step towards the goal.

17 December 2014

My entry for the 'Cold' themed bonus round

An integral part of this years Painting Challeng are the (at least to me) highly entertaining Bonus Themed Rounds again. The poll is still running so make sure you head over to vote for your favourite(s)!

Here's what I submitted for the first round themed 'Cold':
When looking out for a suitable figure to represent the first themed bonus round I found it in the excellent Lead-Adventure line of miniatures. Their Post-Apoc range has some rather nice miniatures which should fit the bill. I was a torn between "Igor and the Red Gang" and "Santa Contaminated". Having already seen some of their figures in the flesh but not having painted some yet I decided to first try my luck with Santa instead of doing a whole group.

12 December 2014

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge: Not "Dorian Gray" Entry Fee Figure (20 points)

I'm a bit behind in my blogging at the moment but as Curt's infamous Painting Challenge has begun last week most of my hobby time is concentrated on painting like a maniac... not that it would make any difference in output anyway.

So here's my first entry to the Challenge:

To bring myself and my brushes up to operating temperature for this years challenge I wanted to stay within the theme of the challenge with my first submission.

Ever since Curt has announced this years topic I knew what I wanted to do for the Entry Fee figure. Back then when West Wind did their "Empire of the Dead" Kickstarter I almost joined in because of the dark and menacing look of the Steampunk world they created which I liked a lot. But as I had (and still have) much too many distractions on my table I passed on the chance and said to myself that one day I could still paint the one or other figure.

So when looking for suitable figures I knew it had to be something from that range and indeed I found a figure which to my mind perfectly matches Curt's description of the to be Entry Fee figure.

So I present to you Mr. Dorian aka as (Not) Dorian Gray.