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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.

Monday, 8 August 2016

WIP SYW Russian Cavalry Day Two

Well, I haven't got quite as far today with the dragoons and horse grenadiers as I'd hoped. That's partly because I ordered some more flat pack furniture yesterday and it was delivered this morning. So I spent a couple of hours assembling the first two bookcases - one for my lounge the other for my hobby room. Then I did some painting. And then I spent a while shifting a shelving unit from my bedroom into my hobby room (after vacuuming off all the dust). I think I need to reposition it (and maybe remove the feet so that I can access the light switch and the double socket. Anyhoos, some pics of my (pre-sorting out) hobby room:

New case on the left

Painting desk

Organised chaos

Shelving unit finally out of bedroom

But back to the dragoons and horse grenadiers. Last night after washing the blue, I did the flesh, hair and breeches. Today I've done the carbine and flag staff wood, buff belts & gloves, red facings and the blanket rolls.







The next colour will be black - that's the tricornes, bows, stocks, boots, cartridge boxes, scabbards, drum trim and basing for the metals. I think you can see why I don't want to do that tonight. After that, everything should be quite quick and I do expect to finish these (including flags and varnishing) tomorrow.Moving onto the hussars will be a welcome relief!

8 comments:

  1. Cracking set up cailin, been working on my own today!

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  2. That's not chaos, far too tidy! Making good progress with the painting though

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  3. Another large bite of cavalry on your painting desk. I would be a little hesitant to sit at the desk with a shelf of paints looming precariously overhead.

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  4. A nice neat set up ready for some nice neat work.

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  5. I'm loving the smooth clean lines of the painting desk, organised and clean and then trying to imagine what it will look like come January! :)

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  6. @ Francis - cheers! The setup is almost done; just a bunch of sorting to do :)

    @ Graham C - it may look neat and organised, but anyone else would have a hard job working out where things are. I know that I do most of the time ;)

    @ Jonathan - just the 36 right now. Plus 18 hussars, 3 hussar command and two wagons in the queue :)
    As for the shelves, I'm happy that they are very securely fixed to the wall and won't collapse - 4 vertical supports with 4x 3" screws each into an exterior wall :D

    @ Clint - it's only neat for now so that I don't have too much to clear away to take more pics for army and fleet reviews :)

    @ Michael A - I expect it will be complete chaos long before January ;)

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  7. Must try harder to make more mess!

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  8. I like your work space. So great to have one, I find.

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