Monday, 14 December 2015

Finishing up Before the Challenge pt.1

As the start to the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge approaches, I join many of my fellow challengers in clearing half-finished projects off the hobby desk. So a motley collection of minis to update you with. Like this 50mm mortar team to support my Requetes:


Empress miniatures as usual, and one has a head swap for a jaunty red beret. 




One of the great things about the SCW is the fine collection of flags on offer. I felt my Carabineros should declare their allegiance, another head swap for the full effect:


The flag is from the excellent and very reasonably priced Flags of War range of flag sheets. I rather dislike flagging, hence why I've recently used Flag Dude's pre-assembled offerings. I completely naffed up the first attempt at this one, ruining my preferred Republican. And I even made a couple of errors  on this second attempt, but managed to recover it. (Damn flag is upside down, will fix it in due course - thanks for pointing out).


And I found a half-finished Sudan casualty marker in the painting box, so finished tidying him up:


Im looking forward to the challenge start next week, but will ideally find a bit more time, and drive if I'm to put in a good showing in my three (!) side-challenges. Best of luck to my 85 fellow challengers!

25 comments:

  1. It is certainly a snazzy hat. They knew how to wear a beret these Spaniards.

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  2. Great job, good to see the the decks being cleared before the off!

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    1. It's a ritual now. But time flies to finish up by the weekend...

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  3. Wonderful work, love the standard bearer and flag!

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  4. As all my figs are pretty much bare metal or unassembled plastic, I face no pressure whatsoever to clear the decks for action!

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    1. Haha, definitely not true at my painting table!

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  5. Nice work Phil .
    Regards Gav .

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  6. Great work BUT ... The republican flag is upside down, sorry

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    1. Noooo! Well I do hate flagging so not surprised I cocked it up. Time to order a replacement then. Thanks for letting me know.

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    2. It's okay Phil, he's obviously an anarchist... :)

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    3. Ah, a subversive element!

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  7. Phil valuable reinforcements... great paint job as always.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Yup, and more prepped for the challenge

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  8. Great painting work, really fine and nice. I´m selecting a number of figures, a hundred points of them, in fact...

    Good luck, my friend!

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    1. Haha, your quickest 100 points worth of minis? Mine wouldn't include any Requetes, that's for sure! Good luck to you also Juan.

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    2. Naked Balearic slingers all of them! :)

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  9. Lovely work Phil! The head swap turned out wonderfully and I really like your (trendsetting) Republican flag.

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  10. Lovely work Phil! The head swap turned out wonderfully and I really like your (trendsetting) Republican flag.

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