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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, 11 February 2014

Challenge Day 59 - Septic Sam the Sewer Man

I didn't sleep brilliantly on Sunday night, so I didn't get any painting done yesterday. If I hadn't had a game arranged at the club, I might have got some painting done in the evening.

Oh, you want the result of the game? It was a rather unsurprising 22:3 loss for my Danes against Andy's Swedes. I might have lost by a little less if it hadn't been for some even more appalling dice than usual combined with a couple of silly decisions I made late in the game. I did take my camera, but forgot about it until halfway through the game, at which point there was no point taking pics.

J Peasmold Waste Reprocessing Ship

I'd been wondering for a while where Mr Tuffley had got the name for this spaceship from and finally thought to use my Google-Fu. Followers of a certain age may well have got the reference, but for those younger souls I can reveal it was a character voiced by the late, great Kenneth Williams in "Round the Horne". J Peasemold Gruntfuttock was a dirty old man. Here is a classic moment:



Anyway, this ship was my latest entry in the Challenge. I got 15 points for it, which gave me the win in my race against Ian.

I went with basecoats followed by a dirty grey wash, which has given it a rather nice grungy look - quite suitable for a ship of this type I think.

"In space, nobody can smell your cargo. However, we'll still ask you to stay 10AU back from the rest of the ships, just in case"






I painted this up to give me a break between painting batches of pirates.



Speaking of pirates, I've managed to do a bit of work on them today. They've all had their hair painted and I'm partway through the third colours - mostly coats and headscarves. At this point, it's a bit quicker as less figures need the colours.

13 comments:

  1. Day 59. Go you. Woohoo. Sorry about the sucky sleep though.

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  2. I like the bulk carrier, It matters not what the cargo is to me really, (grain, fuel, slurry). It don't really matter it's just a good starship.

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  3. Now it's finished the ship is excellent. In its colours it can be used for more or less any fleet as any type of merchant too

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  4. Nice spaceship...a little bit of Space 1999... :-)

    Marzio.

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  5. you really have a talent for painting spaceships

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  6. Very nice - and the scenery cloth sets it off a treat.
    Dan

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  7. I like those colors on the space craft. And don't worry about wins or losses - the gaming itself is the reward. Best, Dean

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  8. Thats a pretty cool looking ship. Nice work Tamsin.

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  9. Great looking spaceship, colors are well choosen!

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  10. Thanks folks - glad you all like the paintjob on this ship :)

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  11. Lovely paintjob, I have a dozen little space ships on my desk so I know how hard it is the make them look good.

    The 'Round the Horne' series with J Peasemold Gruntfuttock (I'm more of a Julian and Sandy man myself - I know, very bold) is currently being replayed on BBC Radio 4 Extra (Tuesday nights, I think).

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