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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, 7 July 2012

WIP: Swiss Mounted Xbows #2

A very productive day with these:



  • black basecoat on armoured areas - done last night
  • dry-brushed armour with Oily Steel - done last night
  • painted visible flesh (hands, neck) - done last night
  • manes, tails, muzzles and cannons of horses - done last night
  • ink wash on horses
  • horse face and leg markings
  • horse tack
  • ground colour on figure bases
  • yellow ochre undercoat on fabric areas - it was as I did this that I spotted that the riders had an armoured "belly" piece. Grrr! Need to go back over those with black and Oily Steel
  • Boots/shoes
  • Tunics and breeches
  • Belt gear and scabbards
  • wood of crossbows
  • metal details
  • touchups
  • Klear/ink coat
  • basing gunk



Phew! That just leaves the following to be done:


  • matt varnish spray
  • dry-brush base texture
  • flocking and tufting











Hmmm - those got done pretty quick. I might just have to prep up the "hush-hush" figures from the No-Longer-Secret Project to get them onto the table in the club compo. In the meantime, I'll make a start on one of the Reiter regiments.



7 comments:

  1. These are looking great Tamsin, and at least you caught the missing armour before you varnished them!

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  2. Awesome Tamsin!! These are great looking stands.

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  3. My God woman, you're productive!! This is a lot to do in one night and they've come out looking great.

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  4. Nice work! You have been busy

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  5. Cheers all!

    I must admit that I was surprised by how much I got done yesterday, but then I remembered how quickly I got my Sarmatian light horse done a long while back. I even got several steps done on the Reiters after posting, and might even be close to finishing them by close of play tonight.

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