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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.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Challenge Day 71 - Post 2, Today's WIPiness

I'm feeling a bit more human today, but still a way off being back to normal. Fortunately most of the cold symptoms seem to have cleared up, leaving me with just the aches & pains, tiredness and difficulty concentrating for more than about 30 minutes at a time.

Luckily I only had a couple of steps to do on the 6mm ACW cavalry, which I managed to get done. I've just finished adding the basing texture - that should dry overnight, allowing me to drybrush and flock them fairly early tomorrow.

I also carried on with prepping and assembling the hover vehicles from GZG; the APCs and flatbed today. That just leaves the MAWPs, hover drones and power armour troops to prep and assemble.

Wombat APCs and flatbed:

The pintel mounting points on the cannon turrets were slightly miscast, so I had to fill them in with some greenstuff after gluing the pintel guns in place.

All the vehicles so far:

 Once the ACW are finished tomorrow, I'll be getting out the airbrush and spray booth to have a play and get a feel for using the airbrush. It will also be a good way to check out using different wire meshes for spraying camo patterns.

Then on Sunday I will use it to prime and basecoat the vehicles. My plan is to get as much as possible done on them like that before witching to normal brushes for the detailing


  1. Looking good Tamsin, glad you're feeling a little better.

  2. Good work on the Cavalry, I knew it as well. "Witching to normal brushes", you use sorcery to paint so fast and well ;-)


  3. Can these germs be transmitted through you blog? I think so - thanks Tamsin.
    I like the look of this armour too.

  4. Looking good Tamsin, glad to hear you're on the mend.

  5. What challenge is it exactly that your attempting?

  6. @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ Ian - damn! My secret is out! ;)

    @ Dan - have you gone down with something as well? Sorry to hear that - get well soon :)

    @ Peter - thanks! :)

    @ S Reid - it's the Vth (5th) Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge; basically a way of encouraging bloggers to make inroads into their lead mountains over the winter months.