Monday, 20 March 2017

Challenge Completed

The VII Analogue Hobbies Challenge is complete. 3 months of frantic painting and I came 2nd, again, on the last day, again, pipped by Miles Reidy, again. It like deja vu all over again.


The Points Standings - FINAL VII Challenge


Rank
Name
ID
Points
Target
1
MilesR
62
4,125
2,000
2
MartinC
53
4,051
2,500
3
GrahameH
27
3,611
1,000
4
DaveD
20
3,586
2,500
5
EricM
24
3,291
2,500
6
AlexS
6
2,521
1,500
7
SteveM
91
2,130
1,000
8
TamsinP
93
2,090
2,600
9
AnthonyO
8
2,038
500
10
AlanD
3
1,803
2,000


Last year the top 2 in the VI Challenge were


1          MilesR                    3306
2          Martin C                 3292


Overall it's been a blast.
It's not really a race to see who can paint the most. The aim of the challenge is to push yourself to paint. Generally I find that the quality I paint does not increase the longer I spend on it. I'm very much a production line painter. However maybe next year I'll paint fewer things to a higher standard. This year I painted the equivalent of 810 28mm infantry figures, it's actually a little less with bonus rounds etc. Compared to last year where I painted the equivalent of 658 infantry. The difference is that last years were generally better. I went through the doldrums for about 4 weeks in Feb and early March and the painting quality dipped, but not the output. I ran out of things I wanted to paint, had loads of figures ready, the ones that have been ready for years. There is a reason for that.
No pictures at the moment, at work having my lunch, but will post what I did tonight probably.
Chuck Berry on Top of the Pops is one of my earliest musical memories, unfortunately it was My Ding-a-Ling. Well I'm not playing that so this is a better one