Given that the soldiers were such a success, The Wife 'suggested' that we give him some more for his birthday (15th Jan :roll:).
Accordingly, this morning I got a parcel:-
Now, this leaves me with what might be termed a First World Problem...
The Wife has asked me why my 58mm figures painted in what has been charitably called an 'old skool' fashion score twice as much in the painting challenge as the carefully and skillfully crafted 28mm figures other contestants have submitted. I can argue that the challenge isn't a test of painting skills (though there are side prizes for skilled brushwork), but a question of setting targets and meeting them: painting is being done to 'table standard' not 'competition standard'. But this rings hollow, and I agree that it seems unfair (especially as my target is only 500 points).
This leaves me with the following options:-
- Don't submit Johnny's figures to the challenge
- Submit them, but privately subtract them from my tally towards 500 points (rather as the Rejects are doing with their side challenge)
- When Curt allows, increase my target
- Pull myself together, suck it up and worry about something more important instead (in my mind I call this the 'Amos solution')
At the moment, I'm inclined to go with Options 2 and 3, but what do you think? As Mrs Merton used to say "Let's have a heated debate!"