When Simon (Moore) asked me if I fancied doing another round of Mo’vember last month, I happily agreed thinking it would really just be the two of us as has so often been the case in the past (though one year we did combine it with building “Frostgrave Warbands” and got a couple of other people join in), it’s a nice simple way to round off the years challenges and for me at least it also brings the years painting to an end too as I usually take December off from the hobby (baring the odd commitment or two 😉). So when I put it out on my blog what we doing (that’s painting any number of bearded figures in any scale in November by the way) and if anybody else wanted to join in they were welcome, I didn’t really think we’d get many (if any) takers. I was however honestly surprised by the number of people who jumped aboard our “Beardy bandwagon”, my own efforts only reached the second week of the month before my hobby time basically “dried up”, but I felt I should “round up” the efforts of the others who took part, so in no particular order, may I present a festival of facial hair!!…. (Please note all pictures are thumbnails).
Simon https://www.fantoricalwargaming.com/ Spent the month painting some wonderful additions to his “Planet of the Apes” collection (we never said they had to be human after all!), the then followed these up with a very nice classic Blood Bowl Dwarf linesman.
Matt https://pmpainting.blogspot.com/ Painted a great little Dwarf Hammerer along with this very nice wizard in an unusual (for a wizard anyway) red robe.
John https://justneedsvarnish.wordpress.com put paint to this lovely rendition of Captain Jean Danjou, of the foreign legion, along with a Mexican republican officer and a couple of rather spiffy standard bearers too all in 20mm “Gods own” scale!
Dave https://wargamesculptorsblog.blogspot.com/ went all “Star Wars” (not a huge surprise really 😉) and painted up “Bistan” a character from Rogue One, and a more generic human rebel pathfinder, top work as always.
Mark https://markamorin.com/ added to his wonderful (and extremely extensive) Aztec war project by painting this smashing Cortes figure.
Dave https://theimperfectmodeller.co.uk/ gave us these wonderful interpretations of Josey Wales and Rooster Cogburn.
Guru Pig https://phillipislandgamingsociety392176732.wordpress.com/ said he was taking part but then forgot to mention Mo’vember in any of his posts, however he did paint a couple of rather nice figures with beards, in, Commander Kubrik Chenkov of the Valhallan, and Captain Al’rahem of Tallarn, both members of GW’s Imperial guard.
Tarmor https://tarmor21.wordpress.com/ set to work and produced these very nicely painted Mantic dwarves.
Azazel https://azazelx.com/ gave us a Dwarf miner, by Reaper miniatures and a Necromancer from the Zombicide “Black Plague” board game, both painted to his usual high standards. He also painted up a couple of Commonwealth 8th Army tank commanders in 15mm to add to his extensive Battlefront collection with facial hair too, so I’ll add these in too.
Always one to be different Luke https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/ presented us with this wall plaque of a horrifically disfigured zombie highwayman.
Alex https://leadballoony.com/ has started working his way through the Games Workshop Warhammer Quest “Cursed City” boxset and these perfectly pigmented Ogres come from that.
Wudugast https://convertordie.wordpress.com/ was another who went more traditional and turned out this beautiful Chaos Dwarf Gladiator, along with three cracking ginger Slayers and a couple of Ogre’s, one mounted on a “Mournfang” (I don’t know what that is, but I wouldn’t like to run into one!).
Well what a lot of fantastical facial fungus! It just remains for me to thank all the people who took the time to take part and make this year the biggest “Mo’vember” in living memory (well in the few years we’ve been doing it anyway 😁), and of course to you for reading and commenting/liking on all the various blogs. That’s me done for the December, I ‘m off now to slip into my cocktail dress as I do like to eat, drink and be Mary over the Christmas period 😉*. But please stop by at new year as Myself and Simon will be doing our traditional reviews of each others years output.
But for now (if a little early) I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, cheers Roger.
- (Please note that this is a joke, I don’t drink! 😁)
What a great output by everyone who took part this year, thank’s for hosting the event Roger, and putting together the roundup (no small feet in itself)
Hope you have a great Christmas mate, though I’m sure I will speak to you between now and then.
Thanks Dave, and thanks for taking part too, there wasn’t really a lot to hosting this, and the round up was pretty straight forward too to be honest except for Guru Pig, who posts so many times there was a fair few to go back through 😁.
Wow! I had no idea so many other people were taking part in our usual two-sided affair, Roger. What a turn-out!!! That’s quite astounding!!! LOL!!! I’ll be sure to link to this page when I post up the next of my Ape Minions (which I couldn’t quite finish in time).
Yep it’s all went a bit mad this year! I think people are that used to doing challenges at the moment they just jump onto ours as another in the chain😀.
Feel free to link in you Ape mate, though it’s nice to see you fail (if only slightly) after my Hott’ember last year😁.
A lot of nice and varied minis there, Roger, so well done to everyone taking part, and to you and Simon for hosting (and thanks for the mention)! 🙂 Do hope you enjoy both Christmas and a December break from hobbying!
Thanks John and glad to have you along for the ride mate,
It’s only me taking December off by the way, Simon will be working like on of Sana’s elves over the next few weeks as he gets ready for the “Analogue Painting Challenge” in the new year (an event I would even attempt to enter with my work rate! 😁
Nice round-up – thanks for doing it mate! Have a good crimbo too 😊👍
Thanks Alex, we don’t normally do a round-up as it’s always just been a pretty slap-dash bit of fun affair between Simon and me, as I said before we’ve had the odd person join in here and there, but this is the first year its become what you’d call a “proper” challenge, so this might well become my annual (second to) last posting of the year 😀. Thanks for joining in.
You have a good Christmas too mate.
A great round up Roger displaying a lovely mix of figures. Thanks for encouraging me to take part. I guess that means I’m in for next year too now! 🙂
Thanks Dave, there have been some cracking miniatures painted up for this I have to agree. Oh didn’t I mention that you’d signed up for life, you should have read the fine print mate! 😁
A great bunch of entries! Thanks for posting this roundup, the number and quality of entries is excellent. I almost got a third one done when I found my dwarf wizard, but ran out of time.
Happy Christmas to you, too!
Thanks Matt, yep there are some really talented painters out there (you included of course), it is a quite a nice challenge to have toward the end of the year, as it’s not too intense, quite frankly you could take part with just one 10mm dwarf.
You can save the Dwarf Wizard till next year 😉.
Merry Christmas to you too mate.
It was great fun to be involved in a challenge… thanks for the opportunity Roger. There’s some great figures in that, and such a wide range of settings represented. Excellent work everyone!
Thanks Tarmor, you were most welcome, we have several challenges throughout the year and you are welcome to join in any of them mate.😀 We are all pretty easy going bunch and all glad to have people join our madness.
Fantastic output by all the contributors
Thanks Luke, glad to have you on-board as I know you don’t do a lot of challenges, your spin is always different and interesting to see matey.
First Roger, thanks for the challenge invite, running it, and for the shout-out. It was fun to do and I did have another group of 19 bearded and mustachioed dudes who are not Spaniards (oooh intrigue). But with November surgery, recovery, Thanksgiving, and life etc. I was unable to complete them in time for your challenge (I did try!). You’ll see those shortly and the mystery will be gone. Still, what a lovely round up of impressive work by all – thanks for doing that. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Best, Mark
Thanks Mark, as you should know by now you are invited to all our little get togethers, it’s always a joy to see what you bring to the table be it a single bearded chap or a table full of wonderful Aztec buildings 😁.
19 Santa’s! what are you going to do with all them! (OK so perhaps not Santa’s, but I look forward to seeing whatever they are).
And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours too mate.
Fantastic work all.
Thanks Pete, as I said a lot of talent out there. (there’s always room for one more though 😉).
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Great work by everyone on these models, and thanks Roger for putting the challenge together. You missed my Kiwi tankers – I wasn’t sure if they’d count so I didn’t add Mo’vember in the post title, but a few people said they’d probably qualify anyway – https://azazelx.com/2021/11/27/battlefront-15mm-m3-honey-stuart-armoured-squadron-british-8th-army-4th-new-zealand-armoured-brigade-for-flames-of-war/
The post title is already 20 words long, so there’s that as well! 😀
Thanks Azazel, your right I did miss them, sorry all went a bit pear shaped toward the end of the month, hence I only did the two weeks myself, I’ve added you lovely tankers to the post now though mate.
Cheers Roger – and no worries at all. Thanks for having my models in the challenge and hosting the while thing! 😀
Some lovely work there- I like to picture you all bobbing away to some ZZ Top while you paint to keep the facial hair vibe going! 😉
Thanks Skinflint, I don’t actually listen to anything while I paint, but if I did there’s a good chance it would be ZZ Top, as they are one of my fave bands! 😉
Fantastic stuff all round, a few there that I’d missed as well – needless to say I’m off to check them out right now! Cheers for putting together the round-up and hosting the challenge, enjoy your hobby break and have a great Christmas. 🙂
Thanks Wudugast, and thanks for taking part too, they are all worth a perusal mate. 😀
Cheers Roger (bringing bloggers together since 2014 😉).
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Wow! a neat post mate, a great selection of fine models ,well done .
Thanks Pat, there were some outstanding entries, and some very talented painters too.