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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.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Secret Projects; WIP: First Vikings #3

Secret Projects

I had decided to have a lie-in this morning but had managed to sleep in for longer than intended (I obviously needed the sleep!), so I wasn't unhappy when my doorbell rang. It was the postman with a small parcel for me - the items I'd ordered for my original Secret Project. A small fraction of these will get prepped and painted shortly as I need them, but I want to get the current batch of Vikings done first. The rest will make up Secret Project #2 and can wait a while - I won't start on them until my 30YW army is finished.

In terms of Secret Project #1, I've managed to do a couple more steps today. I'll be able to do the next couple of steps before I go to bed. At this rate, I might even be able to complete it tomorrow or Monday.


WIP: First Vikings

The 16 warriors I assembled yesterday have now been primed. Unfortunately, when I went to start assembling the 16 unarmoured warriors I discovered that the needle applicator on my polystyrene cement had clogged. Rats! Tried my other one, same thing. Double rats! I'll need to get some more before I can continue with assembly. Or maybe use one of my El Cheapo brushes that I know longer use for painting.

Tomorrow I'll probably do the basic steps on all 18 figures I have primed, then will work in smaller batches until they are (almost) finished.

Some piccies:








4 comments:

  1. Sounding a lot like Saga to me...

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  2. Batch painting works well for me too - I just get depressed if I see too big a pile of lead in front of me!

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  3. Your far too organized Tamsin, well apart from the glue of course!

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  4. Have fun with the project!

    Regarding the clogged up needles... Just point the needle upwards at a 45° angle and heat it with the flame from a lighter. You might need to give the bottle the slightest of squeezes, to make sure the air pushes the last remainders of the glue out, but that is it. Wait about a minute for the needle to cool down again. Oh and make sure you do this outside or in a well ventilated room... The fumes are toxic!

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