Well that's the end of the 2014 TooFatLardies Painting Challenge!
Fifty-five people entered, and have produced fifty-five galleries full of inspirational miniatures.
I'm not going to list who scored the most points, or who painted more of this type of figure than anyone else: that wasn't the point.
The point was to encourage us all to paint a bit more and, hopefully, improve our painting and photography skills along the way...and it seems to have worked. Lots of you have posted on the TFL Yahoo group about how much this has indeed got you painting more, and the sheer number of last-minute entries proves the point. Thanks, by the way, for all your kind words re me running the challenge: much appreciated.
On a personal note, I managed 898 points...missing out on my target of 1,000. That does, however, give me two numbers to aim for in 2015: beating my score for 2014 and reaching the elusive 'Grand'.
The 2015 TFL Painting Challenge starts now. I'll post the empty scorecard as soon as I have time, and you get a gallery once you've entered something! I have a zug of Gebirgsjaeger heavy mortars on the way, so I'll hopefully lead the way!
Finally, there were a few last minute entries that snuck in just before deadline:
Mr Ralls with some Austrians and WW2 British
Mr Hodge with a large Normandy church and some Paras
and Mr Douglas, with eight minutes to spare, with eight 15mm horse archers
Here are Mervyn's last minute horse archers:
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