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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.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Challenge Day 83 - 6mm ACW Union Infantry and Artillery

These were my 16th entry in this year's Challenge - four bases of infantry to add to the eight already painted and a modest artillery park. Just the twelve bases of smoothbores and four of Parrott rifled guns.

Let's start with the artillery:





Getting close up on the smoothbores...





...and the Parrott rifles






And now for the infantry. My previous batches were painted up four bases (112 figures) at a time. That was actually a bit stressful - after painting the same tiny detail 56 or so times my brain (and bum) would start to feel numb.

This time I painted them up two bases at a time. It was much easier for me and from comments when Curt posted them, it may have helped with the standard of painting. I'd also revised the order in which I paint different colours to reduce the need for touching up.







This lot are probably the last of the 6mm ACW that I'll be painting during the Challenge. I've got a lot of other bits to paint up over the next 3 weeks, but if I have time before the end I might do some more.


There may be another post tonight - it will depend on how far I get with what I'm working on.


9 comments:

  1. All good Tansin, though I can't say I'm a big fan of the figures arranged diagonally (I think my OCD kicks in), but your basing more than makes up for any disapproval.

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  2. I struggle to switch between painting different size figures and have consistently failed at painting 6mm stuff whenever I have given it a go, Your figures always seem well painted regardless of the scale! As Zabadak says - love the basing!

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  3. Very nice - I would like to request pics of the whole Army en mass please!

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  4. Very nice. I really should repaint my 6mm ACW army. Maybe I will after the challenge.

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  5. The basing on these are excellent and the arrangement of the figures are lovely.

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  6. Great work Tamsin, just love that shade of blue you've used, its so crisp and bright!

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  7. Very very nice work Tamsin!

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  8. @ Joe - thanks! Good basing with 6mm makes up for a multitude of sins and errors :)

    @ cwheeler - cheers! To be quite honest, I'm not sure how I am able to switch so easily between scales. 6mm isn't my favourite scale for painting - it takes almost as much effort per figure as 15mm and requires much finer brush control.

    @ Paul - thanks! Once it's all done (well, the figures I have now at any rate) I will do a full army photo shoot :)

    @ Clint - repaint them? It would probably be quicker to buy new and paint from scratch ;)

    @ Robert - thanks! :)

    @ Ray - it does look rather spiffing doesn't it, that blue? Thanks! :)

    @ Whisk - cheers m'dear! :)

    @ Rodger - thank you! :)

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