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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.


  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.

  2. Just like Clint said, lovely work Tamsin.

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

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

  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!!!!

  6. Very nice and a great effect on mass.

  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 :)

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


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