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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, 24 October 2018

Wednesday Workbench 24 October

...with added tanks!

What have I been up to since my trip to sELWG on Sunday? Quite a lot, as it happens.

On Monday I got the 15mm tanks finished (apart from decals - I'll be doing those when the other tanks I bought on Sunday are ready). They were done with plenty of time to spare before they'd be seeing action in a game of "What A Tanker!" that evening.


T34/76





 ...and converted to T34/85



PzKpfw IV Ausf F2/G





On Monday I took the opportunity for some photos on a battlemat:





I did enjoy the game on Monday night. Great fun and absolute chaos, as we had extra tanks coming on as people arrived. The Russians (including me) had four T34/76s against two StuGs and a PzKpfw IV Ausf G. My T34 scored a kill (the crew bailed out) so I will be going into the next game with a skill card.

Yesterday I decided to start on the next batch of Aussies. I got all the base coats and initial washes done, then managed to do about half of the highlighting. I finished them today and took some pics before giving them a coat of Klear.



Tomorrow I'll be adding basing gunk and when it's cured will paint and dry-brush the bases. If that's not too late, I'll also matt varnish them and add tufts.

The next batch will be Independent Company commandos. I might break them down into two batches as 14 is a few too many to work on at one time.

This evening I will start prepping the metal figures I bought on Sunday (the sprues of all the plastic models have been washed).

As you can tell, lots going on at the moment.


10 comments:

  1. Love the tanks and figures! Great work.
    I am sure you are Russian to have a second game of What a Tanker! - its that kind of game!
    (I hope you draw a good skill card too!)

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  2. Tanks and Aussies look ace Tamsin.

    I really need to try out WhataTanker. Just good reviews from all the blogs that have featured it.

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  3. Great painting! What a Tanker is still on my Bucket List .. I feel as if I have missed the boat! Speaking of boats I have my eyes on the prise of Cruel Seas ... too many toys so little time

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  4. Great work on the Eureka Miniatures Aussies. They look amazing.

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  5. Amazing looking Aussie infantry.

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  6. @ Herkybird - cheers! And a big "groan" for that pun ;)

    @ Dai - thanks! It's definitely worth giving it a go - I had a lot of fun on Monday :)

    @ Geordie - cheers! I don't think any of us has enough time for all the shiny, new products :)

    @ Beccas - thanks, and well spotted on the manufacturer :)

    @ Dan - cheers! :)

    @ David Cooke - thanks! :)

    @ Legatus - cheers! I do love how they look, but really wish I hadn't started out by doing so many levels of highlighting and shading - I'd have finished them all much sooner if I'd gone with a simpler scheme :)

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  7. Very tasteful shades of green on that T-34. I like it even better than the camo of the Panzer IV (which is also great).

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