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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Monday, 22 December 2014

Challenge Day 18 - In The Challenge No-One Can Hear You Scream

...over their own screams!

Wahey! My Space Demons were posted last night on the Challenge blog, so I can share the pics here now. This entry gave me just enough points to squeak into 3rd place. Although I expect to be pushed back down the table in the next couple of days. Still, it's nice to be there at least once in the Challenge.

Very late on Friday night I realised that I had something in the lead pile which would go marvelously with them, so a quick session of prepping, assembling and priming was in order. I managed to paint that up very quickly on Saturday along with finishing the Space Demons off.

"Get away from her you BITCH!"

I decided to give the loader a well-used look - dry-brushing with Oily Steel and dirty washes with brown and rust inks. I think it looks pretty good. I had some fun with the base as well. Basically, it's a bit of wire mesh glued onto a MDF base and painted. The floor markings worked quite well.

I've also made some good progress on the Korean warrior monks. One of the command stands - the one which will be for my Righteous Army - got finished yesterday. All that was left to do this evening was to flock the base, so that got done shortly after I got home from work, then I took pics and drafted the post for the Challenge blog. It will go up on Saturday.

I also did a little bit on the rest f the figures, and have done some more this evening. I've still got a bit more to do before going to bed. As things are very, very quiet at work right now, I might take them in with me and do some more during the day.

Oooh! This is my 600th post!


  1. The loader looks battered and badly handled just like it should. I most say I love these space demon models.

  2. Great stuff Tamsin. Really corking group of space aliens with the loader being the best of all.

  3. These were great and you're right the loader is the icing on the cake.

    Congrats on the 600!

  4. Great looking loader, looking as well used as it should be.

  5. This is super fun. Congrats on 3rd.

  6. These are seriously tempting me to get my own Tamsin. I've had my eye on them for some time now...

  7. Nice work Tamsin, love the idea on the basing of the loader.

  8. Certainly a fitting title :) And great work on these guys too!

  9. Loved these Tamsin, well done! Spot on with the colours and loader is jet a fabulous addition to the group, with an inspired flooring solution.

  10. Loved them as well, I have a feeling they are even better in the cold flesh :-)


  11. Wonderful Tamsin, I especially love what you did with the loader and its basing. 600 posts...congrats!

  12. @ Robert - I'm pleased with the loader. I haven't tried weathering like that before, so I'm happy with how it came out.

    @ Blax - cheers!

    @ Edwin - glad you liked them :)

    @ Zabadak - the extra effort to bash it about was well worth it :)

    @ Whisk - they are kind-a-cool :)

    @ Millsy - go on, you know you want them :)

    @ Ray - cheers :)

    @ Samuli - it seemed appropriate :)

    @ Michael A - I thought people would appreciate them :)

    @ Ian - the pics don't really do them justice :)

    @ Monty - Thanks! :)

    @ Dan - does this mean that you will be getting some as an OpFor for your NAC and NSL? :)