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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, 12 October 2014

A Somewhat Productive Saturday

I've actually done something on my workbench today. Not painting or figure prep, but usefully productive anyway.



Yup, I've been putting together stuff from 4Ground - an Anglo-Danish hovel, some coffins and some furniture. The roof of the hovel isn't finished yet; I'll do the last steps tomorrow evening.

The furniture you can see consists f a double bed, a single bed, 2 tables (I'll be adding the printed "baize" tomorrow), some stools and a safety deposit box. The pack had said it was boxes 1-15, but it had the 16-30 box fronts in the pack. Drat - I'll have to buy another (and check to make sure it has the correct box numbers!).


Unfortunately my plans to go to SELWG tomorrow are a little bit up in the air. Amazon tried to deliver a book I'd ordered this morning while I was out, but decided to take it back rather than leaving it with a neighbour. They will attempt delivery again tomorrow, but there's no indication of what time that will be. Hopefully it will be early so that I can get down to SELWG.

If I do manage to get down to Crystal Palace, my shopping list will have expanded from that indicated in Thursday's post. A lot of people at the club play King of the Battlefield, a set of Seven Years War rules written by one of the members. The games always look fun, I do have a copy of the rules and had been planning for a while to put an army together for it. So, Essex will be getting some money from me tomorrow if I can get down to SELWG. Initially, I'll be buying enough for a small brigade of infantry, a few cavalry regiments and an artillery battery. Oh, yes, you want to know which nation I'll be doing. Russian. There are too many Prussians and Brits/Hanoverians at the club and I didn't fancy painting lots of white-clad troops (having already painted a Choson Korean army for FoG).

11 comments:

  1. Dear Tamsin,
    Great to hear from you. Hope that you are feeling well and if you are that the feeling of well-being continues. Paint a lot and play more and be of good health!
    Jerry

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  2. Hope the book arrives early and we get to see you at the show. If not I am sure you will be productive and get some building done.

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  3. Hi Tamsin; I'm always enticed by 4Ground's stuff but how hard to work with is the teddy bear fur? I've never tried anything like that before.

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    1. Hi Herbert, the fur is surprisingly easy to work with, you just need an old toothbrush and some watered down PVA - it took me back to the days when I had hair!

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  4. That looks like another one that I need for my collection, love the furniture too. Hope you get to go to SELWG - take care.

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  5. Hope you get to SELWG, the work you have done sure looks good

    Ian

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  6. Nice looking building. Go to SELWG anyway and wait in the day after!

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  7. @ Jerry - I'm feeling much better now thanks and continually improving :)

    @ Clint - as you know, the book did arrive. Not early, but early enough that it was worthwhile me going to SELWG.

    @ Herbert - as Michael says, the fur is easy to work with,

    @ Michael - the hovel or the furniture?

    @ Ian - cheers. I did make it to SELWG :)

    @ Simon - unfortunately I couldn't take tomorrow off to wait in for a delivery. I actually have to get to work early tomorrow :(
    Luckily it arrived before midday so I got to go to SELWG

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  8. 4ground stuff is fun to build and looks really good.
    cheers

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  9. What do you think of the 4Ground furniture? I bought a few bits and thought they looked nice but seemed very flimsy and prone to damage. May stick to resin in future

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  10. Wow that is a Great house. Very real looking. The furniture is Great looking I would try putting a thin coat of white glue over it and repaint it a bit to cover glue. I find it helps ad just a little ex strength. Sometimes I use super glue for this. I put it over all or just some of the bits I find to be breakable. I have found the New exstrong Tacky glue is great for this. Keep up the Great Blog. Greyson in Va. USA

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