With the excitement of the '3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge' slowly fading to memory I was gifted a free Saturday morning, but just couldn't bring myself to lift a paintbrush in anger. Instead I found myself, mug of Earl Grey in hand, staring at the television bemused by the amount of cookery programmes airing at this hour - when did cartoons and wrestling slip from the Auntie's scheduling? Fortunately I still have some previously unpublished miniatures to share and without further ado...
Whilst I was never going to challenge the awesome turnout of the top tier of extraordinarily fast painters, I did look to consistently challenge myself to produce the best and most imaginative work I am capable of - perhaps looking to scoop up one of the prizes in the sub categories; voting is still in progress and non-competitors are free to nominate their favourite, just follow the link to Curt's 'Analogue Hobbies' within this post.
I was hoping that these fearsome chaps might be considered my entry for the non military category. They are part of 'North Star Military Figures' extreme cannibal range and painted to loosely represent the Azande of the Congo. I have to confess that I really like these wonderfully dynamic sculpts, particularly the masks, so reminiscent of Picasso's early work, possibly even the influence of 'Les Demoiselle d'Avignon' itself.
I had had some fun with some of these in October last year (Cannibals) and tempted as I was to really go to town with the masks and the drums in the end I went with a much more organic palette once again hoping to tie the miniatures together with the touches of red. Hugely distracting, but great fun to do!