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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.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

WIP: Painting Helga #2

And she's done, apart from matt spray then brush-on satin varnish on the armour and other bits which should be slightly shiny.

I think she's come out really well. She certainly looks as though she's seen some hard campaigning, all the while maintaining her lovely pale complexion *lol*





These pics were taken before I gave her a coat of neat Klear, then a black wash over the non-flesh/hair areas and brown wash over the flesh and hair.

Sean's comment on my last post got me thinking. A few months back I was planning a SciFi merc unit "Barbera's Bunnies" and this figure would be great for Colonel Barbera. I must have been subconsciously thinking of that when I was doing the colour scheme for her as it's pretty close to the uniform colours for the Bunnies. It's just missing a bit of pink *grin*

Andy's Prize Painting - ECW Cuirassiers

I've also done a bit of work on these this evening - saddle cloths, horse shading washes and markings. I should be able to finish these quite quickly now that Helga is finished.




12 comments:

  1. looking good, though I would not tangle with her!!

    Ian

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  2. Looks great. I'm tempted to get one for myself now, along with the rest of the squad from Artizan. Would make a nice little skirmish crew for Flying Lead or similar.

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  3. She's tough and pretty all at the same time. Give her some troops to lead!!

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  4. The resemblance is uncanny, apart from the MP40 and the body armour...or is it just that you don't wear those to Club nights?

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  5. @ Fran - I've heard of some fetishes in my time, but fancying a 28mm figure? Really? Really? ;)

    @ Ian - thanks! She is quite the tough cookie isn't she?

    @ Dux and Anne - I'm tempted to buy some of the other Nacht Jaeger figures to give her some troops to lead. Just a shame there are only 5 other figures in the set. Mind you, some of them look as though they could be re-posed a bit to add variety.

    @ Ray - 'tis indeed

    @ Brummie - thanks!

    @ Thomas - definitely uncanny, and yes, it is just a case that I don't wear those to club nights. Well, not to wargaming club nights ;)

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  6. Well done Tamsin. Great looking figure.

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