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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.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Tuesday Workbench 06 August

"If all goes well, I should have all the figures painted within a fortnight"

Ahhh, those famous last words. It's now a fortnight since my last post, so have I managed to paint all of the SYW Russians?

No, but I have made good progress. That's five of the nine regiments painted, leaving four still to do. The slow progress has been down to a couple of factors - the mini heatwave we had two weeks ago left me struggling with fatigue for a few days and I have been wading through treacle reading a(nother) book on Arnhem. I've also been doing a little bit of internet research for a blog post which should appear here in a day or two.

Here are some closer-up pics of the painted figures:

I've got just over two weeks until seven of the nine regiments will be needed for the club's Kunersdorf refight. I should be able to get them finished (including basing) by then.


  1. Plenty done! I'm sure you'll get them all done in time. I'm just starting to get back into hobbying time being available again, and I'm not quite at the pace you manage just yet.

  2. I, too have been struggling with the heat and humidity, so i feel your pain!
    I like the Russians, I have lent mine to Phil at our club for the new campaign we are doing. I miss them.
    I am always happier with the winter gear of Green coats rather than the summer Red Vest and trousers, it looks so much better!

  3. That's respectable painting, especially in summer heat. Looking forward on your article re the Arnhem research.

  4. Worth waiting for, they look awesome Tamsin.

  5. Great work Tamsin, and the heat can play havoc with this hobby

  6. @ The Responsible One - cheers! We all paint at our own rate, the important thing is that we paint :)

    @ Herkybird - thanks! Whilst the red summer uniform would be easier and quicker to paint, I do agree that the winter uniform with the green coats is much nicer visually :)

    @ Pancerni - cheers! I'll probably post it in a day or two :)

    @ L'Empereur - merci! :)

    @ Michael A - thanks! :)

    @ Dave Stone - cheers! It certainly plays havoc with me :)

    @ Simon Q - thanks! :)