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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.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

What? She's Actually Finished Something?

Well, I did say in my last post that the cuirassiers were finished and I was just waiting to matt-spray them and do the flocking and tufting. I actually managed to get that done today.

I've also finished painting and have based the artillery and pike & shot figures I was working on. I might be lucky (and brave) and do the matt-spray this evening and perhaps even the flocking and tufting on those as well. If I do manage to get them finished before lunchtime tomorrow, I'll post pics of them as well.

So, without further ado, here are the cuirassiers:






These are the 5th and 6th cuirassier regiments for my 30YW army. I've worked out that the only way I'd be able to field all 6 regiments is as part of a 900 point army, due to the minima for other troop types.


So, what's next?

25/28mm Ronin for Curt

As the "entry fee" for the Analogue Painting Challenge, each participant has to paint up a samurai figure for Curt. I've started work on mine - a 1980s Citadel samurai figure. the figure was primed with Vallejo white polyurethane primer, washed with thinned black paint (to provide deep shading in the folds and recesses) then dry-brushed with off-white. Metals and the hair were given a basecoat of black.

I've done the first coats all over using thinned colours. jacket, trousers, boots hair and flesh have received their second coat as well.

= 5 Challenge Points

15mm 30YW "Croat" Light Horse

24 figures as my first unit entry into the Challenge. I'll be starting these later in the week. Expect to see a very brightly coloured bunch of horsemen.

= 96 Challenge Points

The Remainder of my 30YW Leadpile

32 casualty figures; 24 late war horse; 6 limbers and teams; 6 mounted standard bearers. All of these need to be prepped first - probably a job for between Christmas and my return to work next Wednesday. As these are historicals, they'll count towards the challenge.

= 232 Challenge Points

Unfortunately I can't post pics of these until after they've been posted on Curt's blog so it may be a while before you get to see anything.




18 comments:

  1. Very nice and good detail for the small scale, have a good Christmas

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  2. Great job Tamsin and an impressive list of things to come in the challenge, although you've been a bit mean to yourself on the scoring of the Samurai for Curt as I understood the entry fee miniature was worth 20 points!

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  3. Cuirassiers...always cuirassiers... :-P

    And Merry Christmas Tamsin :-)

    Marzio.

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  4. Strong and lovely painted unit.
    Merry Christmas to you.

    Regards
    Bruno

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  5. What do they say in Alatriste.."Au revoir!!!"
    Cracking unit.
    Happy X-Mas
    Paul

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  6. Wonderful looking Cuirassiers! Merry Christmas Tamsin.

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  7. Thanks all! Glad you like them - hopefully as much as I'm glad to be finally finished painting them! *grin*

    @ Michael - you are absolutely right, it is 20 points for the "entry fee" figure.

    Merry Christmas to you all too!

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  8. Very nice, Have a Good Christmas Tamsin.

    I have now made the leap to 15mm with a new project for the new year. Really like the cost vs quantity

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  9. Great looking unit. Merry Christmas Tamsin.

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  10. Sweet work, very effective all shaken out in their ranks too.

    Merry Christmas Tamsin and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2013

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  11. Lovely work on the Cuirassiers Tamsin. Hope you and loved ones have a fantastic time over the festive period. Happy Christmas x

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  12. Looking good Tamsin, I dream of the day I can actually get something finished.

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  13. A splendid unit indeed. Always nice to finish something off - very rare for me!

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  14. Wonderful to see you painting and posting again Tamisin. I'm pulling for you in the contest woman! Beat those men bloody!!

    Have a Happy Holiday :)

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  15. Nice lookng guys, should put some hurt on someone!

    You can post in progress pics of your work, only thefinished pics need to be held bck 48 hours

    Cheers
    Ian

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