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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, 24 February 2013

Sunday Update

Challenge Painting - The Remaining Norms

Having taken Thursday and Friday night off from painting, I finished the first 12 of the Norman infantry (2 warlords, 2 bannermen and 8 "knights" on foot) yesterday. I was in two minds whether to wait until I'd finished the whole lot and submit them together or to send them in as two entries. And then I noticed that my next entry would be the 12th and it seemed appropriate to send in 12 figures for that, so I did. Hopefully the pics will go up on Curt's blog this evening.

I cracked on and finished painting the other 32 figures yesterday, then matt-sprayed and flocked them this morning. I've sent Curt the pics of these as my 13th entry.

What's Next?

Right now I haven't got any figures ready for painting (well, I do have some Swiss pikemen, but I'm waiting for those 23 figures I forgot to order to arrive). So, this afternoon I decided to prep some of the other Swiss in my recent big order - 24 crossbowmen, 24 handgunners, 12 artillery crew, 4 artillery pieces and some bits and bobs. They are currently being washed in warm soapy water. Later on I'll rinse and dry them. I might be able to put them on painting sticks and prime them tonight if things go well.

I will start prepping the pikemen I do have though, so that I can make a quick start on them once the missing 23 arrive. If I've got them prepped and primed by the time I finish the artillery and skirmishers, I'll be able to make a start on these bad boys. I might do them one rank at a time.

I'll also be base-coating a bunch of bases this evening and over the course of the week.


I won't be getting any/much painting done tomorrow as I'm going to the club to play Saga - the first outing for my Norms.


12 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the rest of the Normans

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  2. Normies Normies Normies...They' re coming... ;-)

    Marzio.

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  3. Well your production speed keeps going up, at this rate you will catch up with the cads in no time ;-)

    Ian

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  4. Very Nice work Tamsin, this output should have Ray on the back foot soon.

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  5. @ Scotty and Marzio - well, you'll just have to wait a little longer as they have to be posted to Curt's blog before I can post them here :(

    @ Ian - I'm amazed how quickly I got these done. It did help having a couple of days of leave this week, which meant I could put in some extended sessions.
    As for cad-catching, there are only 2 people ahead of me that I can possibly catch - Ray and you!

    @ Andrew - hopefully, hopefully! But I bet he's got a massive batch on the go to sandbag us with right at the end of the Challenge.

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  6. I'm willing to bet money that Rousell is sandbagging. Assume he is and do the same!

    Best of luck at your game.

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  7. Good luck with the game Tamsin, you've got Ray worried!

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  8. You'll be above me for a while Tamsin, that's for sure!!

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  9. Looking forward to seeing the Normans. Good luck for the Saga game!

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  10. @ Anne - I'm sure he is. Unfortunately I can't do that myself unless I take the next three/four weeks off work!

    @ Fran - he's worried? Oh, goodie! :)

    @ Ray - ahhh, so you are sandbagging. So, what is it? 500 15mm cavalry?

    @ Rodger - there seems to be a delay over at Castle Campbell with posting entries, so they're not up yet :(
    I've had to drop out of tonight's Saga games) as I woke up with a heavy cold this morning.

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