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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, 9 July 2016

WIP - More SYW Russian Infantry Day 3

Furniture WIP - 4 of 6 flatpack bookcases assembled; 2 more to assemble tomorrow plus a TV stand. And then the fun begins - fixing the anti-tipping-over straps to the wall. Yes, the mad girl is being let loose with a drill, hammer and step-ladder! Once that's done she's being let loose with the same tools to put up some shelving brackets. If the world comes to a shattering end, you know the probable cause!

If the world still exists by that point, I'll be in a position to move my painting desk and storage shelves into my new hobby/painting room, giving me the space in my lounge to sort out the furniture in there.


SYW Russians WIP - excellent progress today. All the touch-ups and highlights are done; just the flags to paint. Then it's varnishing and basing. If everything goes OK tomorrow, I should have them ready for adding basing gunk on Monday. Then it will be dry-brushing and flocking on Tuesday.

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Annoyingly, one of the bayonets snapped while I was painting these. I'll just have to make sure that it goes in the rear rank.

10 comments:

  1. Mighty good progress and they look great too. The red spray undercoat worked really well.

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  2. They look fantastic, Tamsin. Excellent detail and colouring. They will look even better when based.

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  3. Women with power tools almost as scary as male officers with Maps!

    Good job on the Russians they are going from strength to strength.

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  4. your speed and output staggers me Tamsin, lovely work

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  5. Very nice work Tamsin they look very good.

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  6. Good to see your not slowing down

    Ian

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  7. @ Dannoc - cheers! I think the red primer does provide a good base for the main colours, particularly [maybe surprisingly] the green :)

    @ Michael P - thanks Padre! The basing is what will complete the look :)

    @ Clint - cheers! I'm actually not that bad with power tools :)

    @ Dave D - thanks! :)

    @ Loki - cheers! I reckon that this lot will have taken about 2 full days in total to paint when they're all done and based, so that's 33 figures a day :)

    @ Neil - thanks! :)

    @ Simon - cheers! :)

    @ Ian - thanks! Once these are done, painting will be put on hold for a short while until all the furniture is sorted and I've managed to sort my stuff out when it comes back from the storage facility :)

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  8. Best of luck with the DIY, not my favourite thing at all.

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