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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.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Finished - 28mm WW2 Aussie Independent Company #2

And they're finished! I decided to do the first two steps on the bases last night (painting and washing) rather than working on the NGVR section. This morning I drybrushed the bases, matte varnished them and then added tufts.

Senior and Junior Leaders


SMGs, Bren, Sniper and Signaler


I think he'll make a rather nice "jump off point" for Chain of Command.

I also finished the re-basing on the previous senior leaders:

After doing the dry-brushing and airbrushing, I headed into town to do a bit of shopping. This is what I brought home:

The brushes (Winsor & Newton Series 7 sizes 2 and 0) were from London Graphic Centre. I was after a couple of size 1s as well, but they are out of stock. It appears that there is a nationwide shortage of those at the moment, but they should (hopefully) be back in stock soon.

The rest are from Dark Sphere (I had two £25 vouchers from my leaving gifts to spend). The 8th Army are going to be for Kokoda Trail militia. I also picked up a pack of Aussie scouts. They didn't have all the paints I was after, so I placed an order for those from SnM Stuff when I got home. I also placed an order with Warlord games for some 8th Army command and support weapons, two more Matildas and a couple more Stronty Dog packs.

This afternoon and evening I've been finishing the highlights and washes on the NGVR. I took a couple of pics before giving them a Klear coat:

I think they've come out quite nicely. I decided to go for a fairly pale colour for the khaki drill uniforms. I'll leave the basing until the Papuans are finished - I'll start work on them tomorrow.


  1. Nice work on the diggers Miss P. What's the deal on the green SMGs?

  2. I really like these figures Tamsin. That KD looks good, it bleached with washing and the effects of the sun.

  3. I'm really looking forward to seeing these guys featuring in a few CoC AARs. They are terrific.

  4. Excellent additions to your burgeoning army! Carry on...Miss!

  5. Very nice painting! You’re sure being productive of late. 😀

  6. Wonderful work as usual. I'm just hoping my painting work can look half as nice as yours.

  7. @ Peter - thanks! As Simon says, they were factory-painted in that camo scheme. :)

    @ Simon J - cheers! That was the effect that I was aiming for on the KD :)

    @ Francis - thanks! :)

    @ Carole - cheers! Hopefully I'll get my Aussies on the table for a CoC game soon :)

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

    @ Herkybird - cheers! :)

    @ Stew - thanks! Having so much time available now is certainly helping me to get lots of stuff painted :)

    @ Simon Q - cheers! :)

    @ Jerry - thanks! Fingers crossed for your paintjobs :)