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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.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WIP: 30YW Foot, the Red-Green Regiment #4; WIP: Donnington 30YW Cuirassiers #2

Not quite an ouch today, more of an "aaarrggghhh!" - my lower back had seized up when I woke today, which caused me to stay in bed until late afternoon when it had eased a bit. So, an unexpected day off work, but not able to make a great deal of use of it. I did get some bits done though.


30YW Foot, the Red-Green Regiment

Oberst Niklaus Wenzel, Graf von Nordpol and his "Yuletiders" are now finished - matt spray varnish and flocking all done, so here are some pics for your enjoyment:







The big question is what to do as the next Regiment - the Red-Blues or the Green-Blues? I think I'll let you lot decide for me!


Donnington 30YW Cuirassiers

Done today:
Armour dry-brushed with Gunmetal Grey 863 then given a thin wash of black ink
Horse base colours* painted
Bays and greys - muzzles, tails, cannons and manes washed with black ink
Blacks - all over wash of black ink
Greys - thin wash of black ink all over

* not-quite-wash-thin coats of:
Bay - Chocolate Brown 872, German Camo Medium Brown 826, Flat Brown 984
Chestnut - Mahogany Brown 846
Black - Dark Grey 994
Grey - Pale Greyblue 907

The bays and chestnuts still need to get their shading washes, which I might do later on along with a Yellow Ochre basecoat on the flags, saddle cloths, plumes and jackets for the Red regiment. Tomorrow I should be able to get a decent amount done - horse markings, horse tack, holsters, pistols, flag-staffs, gloves and boots I reckon. That is if I don't pop along to the club after work (I haven't got a game arranged, but might fancy a curry and natter).








6 comments:

  1. The Red-Greens have come out really well, so I would say go for the Green-Blues next for a bit of contrast!

    Hope the back is better!

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  2. nice work so far... allot to do eh? we are all on the same boat. I have a nasty cold? flu? or worse there are rumours of something serious going around?

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  3. The green blues, the green blues and Ray is also crippled with his back tonight, I've laughed so much at him but not your pain!

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  4. That reminds me I must take the christmas decorations down! :)

    Sorry to hear about the back though, hope you are back to full working order soon.

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  5. Green-Blues for me too. Hope your back is feeling better now.

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  6. thanks guys - the back is better today, so I'm at work.

    Green-blues it is then - that'll be another 9-base regiment.

    @ Gowan - sorry to hear that. Hope you get well soon

    @ Fran - that's not very nice of you, mocking poor Ray. Keep it up! ;)

    @ Michael - glad to have been of some service then lol

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