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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.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

'Twas The Night Before AHPC9

As I write this, there are just 8 hours until the Challenge kicks off. I won't be getting up silly early to make my start at kick-off time, but do have a couple of items out to paint tomorrow for some quick points right at the start.

I did get most of the Soviet reinforcements primed today. I'm holding off on the guns until I've got bases to glue them onto (I discovered that I didn't have enough of the sizes I need, so placed an order with Warbases).

To clear my paint desk before the Challenge, I had one last job to do. Some of you will remember that last year I had purchased some Hotwheels models of Star Destroyers and oil-washed them to show up the panel lines. And so they had sat until today, when I finally got round to giving them a good dry-brush with white. With that done, I thought it might be a good idea to pick out some of the domes with colour and to use a different colour for each ship. When all the paint was dry I airbrushed a few light coats of satin varnish on them:

Reviewing the Kra'Vak figures I had primed, I realised that I would need to order another pack each of command and special weapons. So I placed an order yesterday afternoon for those and a few more vehicles. Now, I know from past experience and reputation that Mr Tuffley has illicit access to experimental wormhole technology for deliveries, but I was still somewhat shocked when the order arrived just after midday today.

As it's the December deal period, he had included some freebies:

That's two more two-seater grav bikes and a pair of support weapon teams for the Kra'Vak, along with some 15mm SF containers.

I also received notification that my Ona Bugeisha kickstarter minis from Bad Squiddo Games have been posted today.


  1. Mr Tufley is indeed a magic user, how did the carrier pigeon know your address, I wonder?

  2. The Star Destroyers look 'just right'. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for a year of super blogging support.

  3. I see a winner for the Squirrel challenge here... so many themes

  4. @ Geordie - it certainly has! :)

    @ Herkybird - I heard a rumour that the Devil has signed a pact with him for the delivery of souls... ;)

    @ Norm - thanks! The original paintjob was solid, very pale grey - the oil wash and white drybrushing has definitely improved the look :)

    @ Benito - the trouble is that I have so much to paint, and so many major projects that I want to complete that I might not manage to get entries in for all my potential Squirrel Challenge points :o