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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 January 2014

Challenge Day 23 - 2nd Blogday Prize Draw

And it's time for the Prize Draw!!!!!!


As I couldn't post pics of the prize the lucky winner will receive until after Curt had posted the Villain bonus theme entries this draw has had to be delayed.

However, the villain bonus theme entries are up now, so all can be revealed....

I had great fun painting this figure and writing the text to go with the entry. I know it's already been posted on Curt's blog, but I'll post it here again for anyone who doesn't frequent it (and shame on you for not frequenting Curt's blog during the Challenge!).

ps - Don't forget to vote for your favourite villains. Mine is one of your favourites isn't it?

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OPERATION BUDGIE SMUGGLER
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MISSION PURPOSE:
RECON; INTEL/EVIDENCE ACQUISITION; SURVEILLANCE

MISSION PARAMETERS:
SINGLE OPERATIVE INFILTRATION TO LOCATE VILLAIN'S LAIR, CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE AND ACQUIRE INTEL/EVIDENCE OF VILLAINY

OPERATIVE ASSIGNED:
TAMSIN_P (CODENAME "WARGAMING GIRL")

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF MISSION:
WARGAMING GIRL TO INFILTRATE OGRE KINGDOM OF SANDBAGGING WITH INTENT TO LOCATE THE PAINTING LAIR OF THE UNIVERSAL HIGH IMPERIAL KING OF SANDBAGGING, RAY (CODENAME "BADGER"). FOLLOWING LOCATION OF LAIR, OPERATIVE IS TO MAINTAIN SURVEILLANCE, ACQUIRE INTEL/EVIDENCE REGARDING NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF BADGER AND REPORT THESE BACK TO HQ IMMEDIATELY.


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DIRECTOR'S REPORT
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CLASSIFICATION:
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

TO DIRECTOR, GREAT HALL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CODENAME "LOKI")

FOLLOWING MY SUCCESSFUL INFILTRATION INTO THE OGRE KINGDOM OF SANDBAGGING I QUICKLY LOCATED THE LAIR OF BADGER. IT IS A CAVE AT GRID COORDINATES 31415/92654, SET INTO A CLIFF.

36 HOURS INTO MY SURVEILLANCE I OBSERVED A SHADY FIGURE EMERGING FROM THE CAVE. A LOW RES NIGHT-VIS IMAGE WAS TRANSMITTED TO HQ FOR CONFIRMATION THAT THIS WAS THE TARGET. HQ CONFIRMED IDENTITY AS BADGER AND I MAINTAINED SURVEILLANCE.



24 HOURS LATER BADGER RETURNED TO THE CAVE AND EMERGED AGAIN AFTER 72 HOURS. WITH THE TARGET BEING CONFIRMED, HIGH RES COLOUR IMAGES WERE ACQUIRED.











BADGER WAS ON BOTH OCCASIONS CARRYING A LARGE, HEAVY SACK. THE HIGH RES IMAGES REVEALED WRITING ON THE SACK "APC 2014 SEND 20/03".

WARGAMING GIRL, SPECIAL MISSION OPERATIVE


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INTEL ANALYSIS
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TARGET CONFIRMED AS BADGER. IMAGES SHOW BADGER LEAVING CAVE WITH HEAVY SACKS. ANALYSIS OF MESSAGE ON SACK IN HIGH RES IMAGES SUGGESTS THAT THE SACKS CONTAIN PAINTED MINIATURES FOR SUBMISSION TO THE ANALOGUE PAINTING CHALLENGE 2014 IN THE FINAL FEW HOURS BEFORE THE DEADLINE.



OK, that's enough silliness! This figure is a 28mm Ogre Lord from Dark Art Studios (http://www.dark-art-studios.co.uk/dark-art-studios_shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_6&products_id=54).

I did a little bit of conversion work with Milliput. The spiked hammer head was left off and replaced with what is meant to be the ferrule and bristles of a paint brush. For the right hand I fashioned a full sandbag. I also made up a backdrop for the photos.


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FLASH MESSAGE BEGINS
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AWARE REPORT LEAKED ON WWW. BADGER ALERTED TO PRESENCE AND ANGRY. REQUEST IMMEDIATE EXTRACTION. WARGAMING GIRL.
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FLASH MESSAGE ENDS
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Yes, the lucky winner of this prize draw will receive this lovely piece of work. Just the figure, not the backdrop. Oh, what the heck - I'll throw the sign in as well, being generous as I am!

So, on with The Rules:

1. You must be a public follower of this blog
2. The draw will close at 2100 GMT on Monday 13 January 2014
3. You will receive 1 entry for your first comment on this post. Additional comments will not give extra entries (however, see 4 below)
4. Additional entries may be awarded at my discretion for comments which include poems, jokes or continuations of the story above.

So, come on and get your entries in folks - you know you want this piece of art.






25 comments:

  1. Oh please you know I so want to own this one Tamsin, so Count me In you have to keep the Boss sweet after all , extra days off, special missions only available to the best agents etc etc etc..

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  2. Tamsin

    Count me in. But know that in the spirit of all things just and generous I will gladly donate my winnings to Ray himself. I am also oh so glad that there are no budgie smugglers in sight,.

    Cheers
    PD

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  3. Me toooooooooo
    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
    I WANT A BUDGIE SMUGGLER.
    I think ??????

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  5. This really did make me laugh, you must have had fun doing it. "ADDENDA - THE BADGER IS A WILEY CHARACTER , HE WAS SEEN WITH SEVERAL MORE SACKS!! "

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  6. I see a very nice painted figure Tamsin! But why are you talking that the Ray figure is carrying only one sandbag? I see a few more on his body! And wasn't that a paintbrush of Fran?

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. You are terrible Tamsin, but it certainly made me giggle, count me in please.

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  8. Blah blah blah! Count me in please Tamsin!!!

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  9. This was so good Tamsin, made me laugh on a frozen night.

    Count me in as well and if my name is chosen, give it to the Badger himself!

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  10. Haha! Very good indeed. Count me in...

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  11. oh my god - my wifes been modelling again. ha ha ha - ops don't tell her.

    love the figure and your painting is top drawer.

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  12. Brilliant stuff. Poor, poor Ray. Such are the dangers of the smuggling of the budgie. Let all be warned.

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  13. That is very good and has made my smile to myself.

    Ode to a Budgie Smuggler

    In Cornwall the chaps smuggled rum
    In Surrey they smuggled tea
    White Vans and Lorries they smuggle fags and wine
    From day trips by the sea.
    But the worst of all come is small briefs states
    A sight that make grown man cry and shiver
    For what worst a sight can they be
    Than a man in Budgie Smugglers

    Sorry I will now leave.

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  14. Sorry I do not want, need or desire an effigy of Ray. Not even a little voodoo doll and some pins! It did make me smile though.

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  15. O.K., done the usual, so count me in. If I win I'll "do an Anne" and send it to Ray (probably tied to a brick and thrown!).

    ;O)

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  16. That is just wonderful Tamsin! Very very well done!

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  17. A figure that looks exactly like Ray, now that's spooky!

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  18. Count me in. I need more coffee to even attempt to come up with something to add.

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  19. Lots of fun, this post. Cheers to you and also, I laughed at the nature's hot water bottle, that you posted on my blog. So funny and true.

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  20. There once was a painter called Ray
    Who's skill with a brush was 'okay'
    Known as "The Badger"
    He got kicked in the nadger
    Then he conqured the Challenge, Horay!

    If I win I'll give the prize to the man himself. He deserves it! Lol

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  21. For your eyes only...SAVE THE BADGER!... :-)

    Marzio.

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  22. I'm appalled that four of you want to give the figure to Badger if you win *lol*

    @ Dave, Lee and PK - OK, those serve some bonus entries.

    @ Andrew - do those special missions comprise the tasting of single malt whiskys?

    @ Kev - Andrew's right. Only a sicko would want budgie smugglers. I'm sure Charlie will have something to say about this fetish of yours ;)

    @ Dave - I had great fun writing that blurb :)

    @ Peter - he was carrying one bag after each visit. Who knows how many visits he's made? ;)

    @ Michael - that's me, Tamsin the Terrible :)

    @ Ray - and blah, blah, blah back to you! ;)

    @ Anne - glad I made you laugh :)

    @ Millsy - cheers!

    @ Dan - how much to not tell her? ;)

    @ Aaron - he does take it well. I guess all attention is good attention ;)

    @ PK - thanks (I think) for the Ode :)

    @ Clint - well, I guess if you see the real thing enough, having a reminder around is unnecessary.

    *******Note to all entrants - this miniature is not a voodoo doll, so there's no point sticking needles/nails/random sharp pointy objects into it if you win :)

    @ Gary - there are no bonus entries for promoting the draw, but thanks for doing so :)

    @ Rodger - thank you! :)

    @ Fran - definitely very spooky....

    @ Sean - don't forget that you'll need mind bleach after adding something :)

    @ Whisk - I had fun writing it and I'm glad people had fun reading it.

    @ Lee - thanks for the limerick.

    @ Marzio - I think you missed out a couple of words there - "Save us from the badger" ;)

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