Monday, 16 December 2013

Analogue Challenge Day 2

Well it's the end of work (probably) for me on Day 2 of the Analogue Painting Challenge and it's very clear that many of the participants will outclass me in both productivity and skill (click here to see what's been submitted so far - some really splendid stuff).

This isn't a surprise to me or a problem: one of the reasons I feel comfortable in the Challenge is that it's a challenge rather than a competition (this is not a criticism of those who are choosing to have competitions on the side).  I have set myself a target and I will go for that, while sitting by and enjoying the fun of those who are dueling.  As a novice, I thinks that's the right thing to do and well within the spirit of the Challenge.

So what have I been up to?

Day 2
Now I could pretend that the photo is so blurry because I'm adhering strictly to Rule 9 or for reasons of keeping tricks up my sleeve, but the truth is that I'm to idle to go and retake it (you see why I've knocked off!).

WIP

  • 54mm plastic D-Day figures - which are a Christmas present for a nephew, so have to be done and wrapped by Sunday (fortunately, there are now half the number of these than originally planned)
  • Various civilian figures for the first bonus round (those at least one of these might be submitted to the Favorite Character bonus)
More updates soon...

18 comments:

  1. a good start Edwin and without the broken fingers they will be done in no time at all

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  2. Good start Edwin! And good figures to!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  3. Excellent stuff, sir! I look forward to seeing those 54mm chappies before they make their way to your nephew!

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    1. I'd look a bit silly if you didn't ;-D

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  4. I lied - I did a bit more tonight!

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  5. I think you've got the right attitude towards the Challenge. If there's not much on the telly in the New Year you can always sit back and watch the burn-out . . . ;O)

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    1. I don't want to wish ill on anyone, but it will be interesting to see who keeps the pace up.

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    2. I only know a few of the entrants and I haven't got any 'favourites' in the race anyway, but, as you say, it's going to be very interesting. It's a shame there won't be proper feedback on efforts in the weeks after the competition ends.

      Whenever I've watched competition games at conventions, I've always bee more interested in watching the players than the actual games.

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  6. Yeah I think it's more like an endurance race than a sprint but my pace is typically slow. Hopefully slow and steady though.
    cheers

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    1. I agree with you, though I'm not in any kind of race (apart from the Christmas deadline!)

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  7. looking great Edwin you will do fine

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  8. I'm with you on the Challenge rather than competition. My nervous system can't handle competing.

    I'm very much looking forward to seeing those 54mm's.

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    1. Don't anticipate too much Anne! They're going to be rough and ready because a) they're for a 8 year-old to *play with* and, b) that's my painting style :-)

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  9. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments regarding the challenge - it has to be fun!

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  10. Not bad Edwin. I too am challenging myself to finish some figures. Good luck.

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