Monday, 1 April 2019

AHPC IX Challengers' Choice Winner ! Italian Wars Project


A very quick post today just to say how chuffed I am that my recent Italian Wars Project won the Challengers' Choice Award in the Analogue Hobbies Winter Paint Challenge XI.

https://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/closing-awards-for-ahpcix.html


For those who don't know the AHPC is run each year and brings together a group of painters and gamers who paint off against each other during the winter months scoring points for figures painted and based during that time. Various prizes are avaliable from the Challenge sponsors.


The Challengers Choice Award is voted for by the participants of the AHPC so that makes winning it even more special and it looks like the Italian Wars Project got over 50% of the voters, which is amazing.


36 comments:

  1. Well done Ken, a deserved winner.

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  2. Lovely job and a lot of hard work, congratulations on getting there.

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  3. Outstanding accomplishment and well earned!

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  4. Well done Ken - that was a great project :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, congrats on your third spot, some great entries from your good self this year.

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  5. As you should be Ken it is a cracking project!

    Christopher

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  6. Many congratulations Ken - superb looking army!

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  7. Well done Ken! Fantastic achievement, lovely to watch you do it!
    Best Iain

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  8. Bravo to you Ken. That was a fabulous project to watch unfold.

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    1. Cheers Curt, amazed I kept focused for so long 😁

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  9. Well done! It has been great to follow your progress and to admire each new delivery of superb figures.

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    1. Thanks very much, hopefully some more to come.

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  10. Congratulations, Ken, you had such a consistent output of magnificent units.

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  11. Congratulations! I haven't seen the other entries but yours looks incredible.

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    1. Cheers, Some great nominations, worth a look on the link above.

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  12. A worthy winner and a stunning looking army!

    Cheers, Ross

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  13. Congratulations. Stunning Army, for sure.

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  14. Now that's some seriously good looking eye candy πŸ‘ cracking work all round

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  15. Wonderful stuff!!! Superb!

    What sources did you choose for the heraldry etc?

    Are the flags available from somewhere?

    Kind Regards,
    Darrell.

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    1. Hi Darrell, cheers πŸ‘
      The flags come from Pete's Flags who as far as I know only sell on eBay.
      As for the Heraldry it comes from what flags Pete has. This is a Papal Army but it does cover 2 Popes (Borgia and Julius II) so their flags are prominent. The individual Gendarme units are based on individual families usually with some link to the Papal States.
      The heraldry on the figures is my interpretation of the colours in the flags for that family. The best way to understand would be to go back through the individual unit posts on the blog as there are more detailed explanations.
      Regards Ken

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