I have stolen this picture from Curt´s blog... It is fantastic!
Well, the "Fourth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge" is going to begin in mid December, and Curt has prepared for us another really hard task: to paint as many figures and other models as we can in the three months of Winter, from December 15th to March 20th. It is permited to prepare the figures, mounting and undercoating them, in advance to that date but they must be fully painted AND based only into the time of the Challenge.
Here is a link to Curt´s blog with all the information related to the Challenge:
I like a lot this year´s topic, "Wild Bunch", a fantastic movie. For this reason, the entrace fee we must "pay" is a 28mm figure related to a Sam Peckinpah film. I think I have one that is perfect...
For each figure we sent him, Curt will donate $5 to the Saskatchewan branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A great idea and action by him.
To make things more difficult, there is also a "Bonus Themes" part of the Challenge in which you need to paint something that illustrates the Theme. Very interesting, and fun. I expect to find in the "Hispania Wargames" the (few) figures I need to complete my task for the Themes.
In this Challenge, on the other hand, I´m going to put in effect my new (and third) particular "revolution" as a miniatures painter. I have changed the Citadel black undercoat I ever use for a grey one from Vallejo, and, after the first test, I´m not worried by the change; in fact, I like the new "clearines" the figures have:
It is not easy to see in this picture (damned smartphone!), but the colours are very easily applied now and the general result is not (obviously) so dark. I think it can be a really good change.
To finish this entry, a picture of the Breda AA gun I´m mounting in this moment. Incredible complex task, with this model from Offensive Miniatures. I think I´m more used to the resin three-parts models so common now.
I expect to have it ready for The Challenge; I expect...
Have a nice weekend!