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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.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Friday Update 19 July

Well, that didn't quite go to plan. I left you ten days ago with the first batch of SYW Russians just needing touch-ups and highlighting. I ended up not touching them again until today. They are done now, and varnished with just the standards to be painted.

I've also made a good start on the next batch:


As you can see, I've pulled out all the sticks with command figures and will be painting them as a group. The next batch after this will be some musketeers to for the rear ranks of the command bases. By doing this I will be able to field regiments with the correct standards for the Kunersdorf game, even if I haven't got all the musketeers painted, just by swapping these command groups for the ones in existing regiments. Just in case.

There are a number of reasons why there was a long interruption to the painting. Primarily it was getting distracted by a bit of historical research, map-making, scenario planning, watching the Tour de France, reading...

I think I have got the distractions under control now and should be able to make good progress. Oooh! Squirrel!

9 comments:

  1. I am glad you are human, and have 'down times' from painting. I love your Russians!

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  2. been there, done that, still doing that, not the tour thing though

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  3. TdF usually means I go incommunicado for most of July as well :) Howver you have inspired me to get back into painting again - I'll probably try and do a low key attempt at the APC for the first time - should hopefully get one unit done throughout - I'm a slow painter at the best of times

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  4. always good to fully embrace the distractions!

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  5. Russians and squirrels.......can't be bad?

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  6. Russians and squirrels.......can't be bad?

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  7. Those distractions.......little necessary feckers!

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  8. @ Herkybird - thanks! I have lots of downtimes from painting! :)

    @ Martin C - haven't we all? But why not the Tour? Surely you're not worried that seeing all those fit young men spinning their wheels will inspire you to "get on your bike"? ;)

    @ PanzerschreckDS - this year's TdF has been quite thrilling so far. Glad to have inspired! :)

    @ Michael A - it is, it i..squirrel! :)

    @ Ray - not bad at all! :)

    @ Fran - they are, they are! :)

    @ Dave Stone - cheers! :)

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