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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Styrofoam Hills #3 and Tufty Sarmatians

All the Sarmatian bases have now had grass tufts added. I decided not to add clump foliage to them. They are now all set for getting matt spray varnish tomorrow.

"Run to the hills....."


The hills are all but finished now - they just need a sealing coat. Given my experience with spraymount adhesive (leaves the surface very sticky for ages), and using a dropper to apply PVA (seems to mess things up) I've decided to bite the bullet and get some scenic cement and a sprayer tomorrow.

Pics showing the last three stages:

After dry-brushing with Cool Grey matt emulsion

After adding patches of sand/ore/ballast mix

After adding flock




11 comments:

  1. Those look the business Tasmin......... and ya can't beat a bit of classic Maiden to flock to that's what I say.

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  2. Looking good Tamsin very productive!

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  3. Looking good and will look even better once you have some Sarmatians standing on top of those hills surveying the enemy to be vanquished on the plains below!

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  4. Thanks guys!

    @Kingsley - Once they're sealed and the Sarmies are varnished tomorrow, I'll take pic of some on top for you

    @Willie - somewhat less productive than other weeks - not a single figure has been touched with a paintbrush in days!

    @Steve - it was an easy choice :) Now, if I'd been posting pics of an assembled and painted Lancaster, it would have been a hard choice - the Girlschool or Motorhead version of "Bomber" ;)

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    1. Motorhead version for me Tasmin , it's a classic!

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  5. Looking good, funny how frustrating it can be to not paint figures even if you are doing the stuff that goes around it

    Ian

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  6. Top quality Tamsin, keep it up!!

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  7. Damn nice hills Tamsin, damn nice!

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  8. Excellent end result Tamsin.

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