22 April 2018

AHPC VIII Reflections - Part 2: the Pics

I've been all at sea lately (quite literally) but I've finally gotten to photographing my AHPC VIII totality.  Like many I suspect, it seems more when under the brush than when tallied, but regardless it is a satisfying chunk of hobby happiness.
 As you can see I embraced the new terrain category, finishing off a 15mm Russian village, a 6mm ECW castle and a 28mm bridge.  I got a good portion of my new DAK Army finished and managed to complete entries for all bonus rounds.  I started with a 500 point goal, extended it to 600 and finished up with 679pts - which I was very happy with noting that I was travelling for about 4 weeks of the challenge.

Last year I was thrilled to get a Bonus Round Runner Up spot - this year I managed to jag two!  The first was this really wonderfully sculpted One Man Dirigible which I had sitting around for about 4 years and which I entered for the Flight Round

My Second Runner Up placement was for my FIW Royal Artillery Piece in the BFG Round.  I really enjoyed building this small vignette for the FIW Army I built last year during AHPC VII.

Perhaps my favourite piece to work on this challenge was my Friekorps PanzerAuto (Armoured Car), which I did in January:
The Challenge was, once again, a tonne of fun for a LOT of fun amongst wonderfully productive and encouraging hobbyists. 
I hope to be back for AHPC IX!



  1. A grand haul . I did particularly like the dirigible

  2. That's a good looking haul, another cracking year for you Paul.

  3. An excellent effort Paul. Live the FIW Artillery!

  4. All lovely additions. I do like the AC!

  5. Good to see you safe and sound back in port mate. My favourite is still the Friekorps PanzerAuto. Love it!

  6. What a fabulous, eclectic mix.

  7. Lovely work there old chap - and I am pleased to the glass of beer in evidence or was that entered for a bonus round?

    All the best,


  8. A very impressive turnout. I particularly like the Armoured Car.

  9. Hi Paul, I've a photo of my Granddad leaning (posing?) against his armoured car, during WW1. That model of yours is the exact replica! Where did you get it? Thanks Allan.

    1. Hi Allen- what a great pic! Would love to see it
      This is an Austin Mk 2, model by 1st Corps - look here:

    2. Hi Paul, thanks for the link.
      re my grandad's photo - is there no way to add a jpeg here?

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