*395 of those were mine. I didn't reach my 600 point target, but am pleased with the result and had a lot of fun doing it.
One of the traditions of the challenge is that we pay an entry fee by painting and sending a figure representing the year's theme to Curt, the Challenge organiser.* This year's theme being Risk takers and Gamblers, I thought the following wise guy was appropriate.
*He in turn, generously donates $5.00 to the SPCA for each figure received.
He's BigT, a 28mm resin figure by Pigeon Guard Games I won last April. Given that the figure was intended for Curt I really shouldn't have invested him with a back-story, but I couldn't help myself.
I saw him as a Miami Beach bail bondsman who gambled that those small-time criminals he paid bail for would turn up to court.* If not, well, he became the risk-taker who had to hunt them down. That was until Z-Day, of course, when his talents found a new avenue... Curt seemed to approve!
* 'Jackie Brown' anybody?