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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.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Challenge Day 63 - Nine Weeks Down, Six To Go

Well, we are now a full sixty percent of the way through this year's Challenge and it looks as though I am on course to beat my output of both my previous Challenges (individually, not jointly - I'm not one of those nutters at the very top of the table!).

There's just a little bit of work to do on the second batch of archers before they finished painting - metal highlights and details. And varnishing of course. I'll be doing that after this post, before I go to bed.



Tomorrow, I'll be sticking the figures onto bases and adding basing gunk, then Saturday should see them finished off. That will put me on 1698 points; that's 26 points (13 x 15mm/5.2 x 28mm foot) painted per day, 183 points (91 x 15mm/36.5 x 28mm foot) per week.

Phew! It's exhausting just thinking about it!

Once this submission is out of the way, I'll be slowing down a bit. I've still got two side-bets on the go - the teeny-tiny beggars against Alan and Curt; and the spaceships challenge with Clint. I think next week may see me try to knock out 8 more bases of 6mm ACW, then the following week I'll aim to paint up the ESU space fleet.

I've placed a couple more orders this evening. The first was for a bunch of Model Air paints and some 17ml bottles of different coloured Vallejo surface primer. The second was with Figures in Comfort for a couple of pluck-foam trays (for spaceships), some tokens to use with Gruntz (to mark some things which aren't covered by the standard tokens) and a couple of acrylic templates.

9 comments:

  1. These are coming along nicely. They are going to look fantastic. cheers

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  2. "I'm not one of those nutters at the very top of the table!"
    Hey, I resemble that remark!

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    1. I was going to post the same remark!

      +1

      Crack on Tamsin.

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  3. Perhaps not a nutter but your pace is making my head spin. Kick Clint's er... can with the spaceships he's painting for evilbay so you can get him good.

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  4. That's some output you'e achieved over the last two months with the prospect of more to come - t's exhausitng just keepin up with it, but the pay-off at the end must be extremely reawrding when you eventually take time to reflect.

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  5. Congratulations for making it 2/3 through, great output and nice figures.

    I am curious do you use an airbrush, and how do you find the Model Air paints, I use the primers in an airbrush but have yet to use Model Air paints.

    john

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  6. Wow, I hadn't realised we wee 60% of the way through. Better get my skates on - I'm way off target!

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  7. @ Brendon - thanks! Especially nice to hear you say so having seen yours :)

    @ Millsy and Dave - are you denying your madness? ;p

    @ Robert - if my pace makes your head spin, I strongly advise you not to look at the pace being set by Millsy, Dave, Mark and Miles :)

    @ Zabadak - it is indeed rewarding to see so much stuff rolling off my paint table and into their file boxes :)

    @ John - not yet, but I'll be trying my hand with it shortly. I'll mostly be using it for vehicles and buildings for now, maybe for primingbase-coating figures at some point in the future. I'll let you know how I get on with the Model Air.

    @ Phyllion - it is pretty scary how far through we are already.

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    1. I've disabled my feeds to Millsy, Dave, Mark & Miles there is only so much insanity I can take each week. :)

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