Monday, 16 December 2013

The Challenge Box

Slightly belatedly, this is what my 'Challenge box' looks like after what seemed like an eternity of prep work. I had to raid last years challenge leftovers to make it up to the ambitious target I set myself: 700 points. If I get all of this done I'll be very chuffed, though doubtless I'll get diverted by something new mid-way through (including my Secret Santa, no doubt...)



Some pointers to what will be coming:
-unsurprisingly, 'quite a bit' of Sudan, both Mahdist and British
-my Bloggers for Charity offering
-a last, long neglected unit of Bondi for my Saga Vikings
-some Portuguese Cacadores for Sharpe Practice
-many odds and sods, of course

I did fail miserably at clearing the half finished bits from the queue, annoying as that included a whole unit of Egyptian infantry. They've been moved to another box to be contemplated either after the challenge of after I've hit the big 700!

Oh, nearly forgot the overflow tray of 15mm US Paras:



Right, that's reminded me how much I've got to do, I must get back to the painting table

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    1. I was goin to ignore that one seeing as Gharak wussed out if the challenge entirely...

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    2. I wasn't going to say a thing BUT: Garak, how's the paper mache tentacles coming along?

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  2. Well that should keep you occupied! Good luck!

    Christopher

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  3. Good luck I look forward to seeing the results

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  4. Looking forward to seeing the box empty. I have THREE file boxes of stuff prepped but only have 1066 points listed so one of us can't count but I think that's possibly me

    Ian

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    1. Haha, we'll I may have underestimated what I need. In relying on a few theme rounds to bolster the points score. We shall see if the panic sets in towards March!

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  5. Looks like an ambitious target :-) Looking forward to see them all finished.

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    1. I didn't do well last year so it will be a big push to do all of this. But the lead pile is too big at the moment!

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  6. Well that lot should keep you pretty busy me thinks!

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    1. Very! My wife probably won't see me until March

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  7. Good luck Phil, December seems to be worse for me on the painting front, but you seem to have the 7 P's covered.... :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. I've started but am on a family break now so December won't see a huge amount of progress now.

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