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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.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Sunday Update

Well, it's Sunday so it's update time.


Korean Singi Guard Cavalry

I've managed to finish painting them at last. They've taken a bit longer than I'd hoped but they're nearly done now. I just need to check them for any touch-ups that need fixing then give them a coat of Klear/ink. Tomorrow I'll stick them on their bases. I'll leave adding the basing texture until later in the week when I will know if I actually have time to do that.





Korean Commanders

I've been working on the four command stands for the past 2 days, doing little bits as a break from the cavalry. I'll continue doing that while I'm painting up the foot.





"Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight"

I've had 2 more deliveries of Piratical Plunder this weekend and had an email to let me know that my order from Rebel Minis has shipped. All the packs are of 8 figures, hence the sub-title I've used.

Some Marlburians from Essex Miniatures:



A goodly (badly?) crew of pirates from Peter Pig:


Markus - you'll be delighted to know that one of the poses in the "Pirate Characters" pack has not only a peg leg but also a parrot on his shoulder.


Miniature Wargames with Battlegames

Imagine my shock yesterday when I got a Facebook message from Henry Hyde asking me to email him about an article. Our exchange went something like this:

HH - Hi Tamsin, can I ask a huuuuge favour from you?  Could you dig out photos of you Swiss pikemen and do a write up of how you painted them?

HH - ....oh and I will need it by Friday at latest to go in the next issue.

Me - errmmm, maybe, but I'm in panic mode painting right now to get an army finished that I'll be using in a tournament next weekend so might not have the time....

HH - that's greeeaat Tamsin, you're such a star for agreeing to this. I'll look forward to getting your photos and musings.

TP - errmmmm, OK....


Well, how could I refuse an opportunity like this? So, on top of everything else I've got to do this week I will also be going through the pics I took of my Swiss pikemen, selecting ones to illustrate different stages of the process and doing a write-up. If you're at Campaign in Milton Keynes next weekend, pop over and say hello (even better - bring coffee) to the frazzled looking redhead in the FoG:AM tournament area!


14 comments:

  1. Fame at last Tamsin, great news about your article!

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  2. Great looking troops Tamsin and excellent news about the article!

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  3. Yes! You've got to get it done somehow as this is such an honor. Imagine the stampede to your blog when your Swiss go out in that article. I can't wait!

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  4. Good looking figures and great job on getting the call from HH. Little did you know that the price of the photo with him was to write an article;).

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  5. Great news on the article. Now all you need to really be considered a big name is a cease and desist letter ;-)

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  6. Fame! At last! Congratulations Tamsin, even though I know you'll be exhausted.

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  7. I am amazed by the volume of models you paint, to such a good standard in such a short time. I've no doubt you'll be finished in time, even if you're still painting the night before the tournament (been there, done that)!

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  8. Great looking Koreans and now your a famous international wargaming correspondent!

    Well done - good luck this week

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  9. Congrats Tamsin!! Fantastic news about your article. Now all you need to do is stay awake 24/7 for the next week or so!!!

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  10. Thanks guys! finding the pics will be the hardest part of it I imagine (well, maybe remembering which paints I used will be harder).

    It will be interesting to see my name in print.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'd better crack on with my Korean infantry! :)

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  11. The Koreans look wonderful. I bow my head.
    A Pirate with a peg leg and a parrot??? Yeeesssss.... or better ho ho ho an' a bottle O' rum...
    Looking forward to see them.

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  12. really cool the koreans!

    follow me at http://napoleonic-spain.blogspot.com.es/

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  13. Cool news. I look forward to seeing this in print!

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  14. Congratulations Tamsin. They got my vote in Curt's contest. I may even have to obtain a subscription.

    John

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