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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, 27 September 2015

Sunday Update

I did the 'taches and goatees on the Zouaves last night. I had to use a 000 brush but I managed it without too much gibbering. At least I won't have to do that again for quite a while.

Today I gathered up the sticks of Zouaves and the four regiments of infantry I'd painted over the last few weeks, then popped the figures off their sticks:





I then snipped the strips of skirmishers to give individual figures. That was followed by gluing all the figures onto bases with PVA:



I left them for a few hours to allow the glue to dry, then did the basing texture. For those without long memories, I'm using Ian's method (emulsion paint, then sand/grit mix). Here are some pics:





Tomorrow night, the basing mix should be ready for dry-brushing and adding some static grass. The final fun step will be to add the flags.

While the glue was drying, I disassembled a few cars and put them in the stripping jar. After scrubbing and rinsing them (and letting them dry) I smoothed the ends of the joints with the Dremel sander, then tapped the drill holes and reassembled them.




These will be getting posted to someone in Australia next weekend - he was after some of these, but couldn't find any locally so I volunteered to grab them for him. It's taken me nearly a month to find all three he wanted, which is what led me into temptation and buying lots for myself whilst conducting my search. Well, I don't have that excuse any more.

8 comments:

  1. They do look good. I know I say it every time, but 6mm troops do inspire me. Massed up they look like a proper army. And not like a few dozen troops.

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  2. Just like Clint said, lovely work Tamsin.

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  3. Wow. The Zouaves look brilliant but that kind of detail on such tiny figs...my mind boggles!

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  4. They really are an impressive sight when you see them like that and so many of them!

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  5. Spam, spam, spam, spammity spam......

    Glad to see you got things fixed as I tried to comment last night. Nice job with those Zouaves!!!!

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  6. Very nice and a great effect on mass.

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  7. @ Clint - cheers! They do look good en masse. Glad you find them inspiring :)

    @ Francis - thanks big fella :)

    @ Gordon - cheers! As for the detail - it's more for if someone picks them up to have a closer look that I paint it. Not because I take a perverse pleasure in doing it ;)

    @ Michael A - thanks! :)

    @ Anne - errmm, yes. I accidentally clicked the wring box which meant only I could have commented. I realised something was up this morning and corrected that mistake.
    Thanks! They've been fun to paint :)

    @ Dannoc - cheers! The mass effect is rather pleasing and helps to disguise the numerous tiny painting errors :)

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  8. I like the hats. All looks great though.

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