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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.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Challenge Day 61 - Pirate Batch 2 Nearly Finished

I've managed to finish painting the second batch of pirates today. In a little while I'll be giving them a coat of Klear/ink. Once that has cured, I'll be popping them off the sticks and sorting them by armament ready for mixing up for basing tomorrow. I might just be able to get them based up for a huge entry this weekend, which might see me jump back ahead of Dave and a few others.

In the foreground you can see a bunch of bases which I've given a coat of yellow ochre. I'll have to spend a bit of time tonight and tomorrow doing more batches so that I have enough ready for basing the pirates.

In the background is the ship I started yesterday. It is a "Lady Christina" recovery and repair ship. I did a little bit of work on it last night, painting the parts which won't be yellow.

Some pics of the finished pirates, before they get all glossy from the Klear/ink mix.


  1. You are a one lady production line, Just don't get burn out!

  2. Nice progress - hope you can get them submitted in time.

  3. Crikey, you sure can can paint fast and without a break... :-)

  4. Awesome production rate Tamsin! They are looking very very nice too!

  5. Thanks guys!

    @ Clint - doing my best to avoid that happening!

    @ Dean - there's no real deadline for the pirates at this point, but I would like to get them submitted this weekend if possible.

    @ Millsy - these have actually taken me a lot longer than I'd have liked, but I think that is down to how I've painted them to mix up the colours.

    @ Rodger - cheers!

    @ Legatus - focus? Oooh, look - squirrel! ;)