While, like a Lannister, I try to always pay my debts, I don’t always pay them as promptly as I should. Last winter I entered Curt Campbell’s Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, knowing that the cost for entering was a painted figure, which some of my fellow contestants started calling Curtgeld. Curt’s entrance fee for this competition was a figure representing an “antihero, rogue or person of dubious character but undeniable charisma”. For each figure received, Curt would donate $5 to his local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Curt likes the world to think that his heart is as black as his kettle, but those of us fortunate to know him know better, and are not surprised that he would put his “Curtgeld” to such charitable use.
Well, Curt, I am sorry it took me so long, I started painting this chap between after finishing my thesis last spring and moving in the summer, and then it went missing. He just turned up and I was able to finish basing and painting him. He is one of the figures from a fellow Canadian, two-fisted pulp miniature maker Bob Murch, from his “Stahl-Mask’s Doom Squad” pack.
I don’t know how charismatic he is under that metal mask ...
… but with that Luger in his hand, would you dare tell him he isn’t charismatic?
He’ll be in the mail on Monday, Curt. Thank you again for running the Painting Challenge.
Blessings to your brushes!
These figures bring my 2015 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 36; Mounted Figures: 10, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2
20mm: Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6
15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5
6mm: Scenic pieces: 7