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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, 16 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 27

No pics of figures today folks - the hussars and the Soviet women are finished and the entries submitted. To make up for it, here are some pics of the tufts I made this morning:





Tomorrow night I'll be taking a break from painting to play a game - a refight (again) of Hastings using ADLG rules. Gordon has amended the army lists and house-rules from the previous occasion. I'll try to remember to take some pics!

On Tuesday I'll resume work on the Cossacks. I need to find something else to paint to get me back on track for 2600 points. I'll have to think about that.

5 comments:

  1. You've really nailed the tuft making, very impressive.

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  2. They look as good as those you'd buy commercially. well done. Perhaps you'd like to give a breakdown of cost (machine, raw materials, time, etc) to see how that compares to the off the shelf product?

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  3. They look great, the box you bought at Colours certainly seems to work well. I can see you making your money back on the cost of the box in a very short time.

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  4. Those look really impressive. When my stash of tufts starts diminishing, I'll have to pick up the bits for these. You could also start up your own little side business ;)

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  5. @ Michael A - thanks m'Lord! I seem to be getting the hang of it now :)

    @ Paul R - cheers! I've got no idea of the costs but I'd imagine that it probably does work out more expensive when you add in time, but for materials, I'd estimate about 50-60p for a sheet of 120 or so tufts. Plus there's the satisfaction of making your own, the ability to use custom mixes and the thrill of small electric shocks if you get the sieve and the target too close! :)
    To make a price comparison, I'd need to do an "industrial scale" batch.

    @ Simon J - thanks! I'm sure that over time it will more than pay for itself. Besides it's great to be able to make tufts that look the way I want them to.

    @ Paul S - cheers! Once the Challenge is over I might see if any of my clubmates would be interested in buying some, but I don't fancy doing it as a business :)

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