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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, 4 June 2013

Feeling Grotty

For the last couple of weeks I've been walking around with a mild cold, not bad enough to stop me doing anything. However, last night it stepped up a gear or ten and has left me feeling totally grotty. So, I haven't felt like painting since Sunday night. I think it has eased off now though, so hopefully I'll be able to get back to painting tomorrow night.

100K Draw Prizes

All the prize winners should now have received (or be about to receive) their prizes. Yesterday evening after work I posted out prizes to Ferb, Alastair and Anne - the first two received theirs today and Anne's has arrived in the USA so it should be with her shortly. Seb got given his Spartans last Thursday; Vladdd's order with GZG was dispatched and Hetairoi should have received his electronic voucher for Baccus.

ModelZone Re-Opens in Central London

Yesterday was the opening of the Central London ModelZone store on New Oxford Street. This replaces the store which used to be a short distance away on High Holborn, that closed a few months ago when the lease was terminated by new owners of the building.

I popped along after work (and after posting the prizes) to check it out and hoping to pick up a few things I was running low on. The first thing I noticed was that it is much smaller - about half the floorspace of the Holborn store, but seems to have a better layout. Speaking to staff it seems that they are still waiting for a lot of stock to be delivered.

Unfortunately for me, all the stuff I was after wasn't in stock. I might have to order online as it isn't clear when they will be in stock in the shop.

Pirate Ship WIP

Here are a couple of pics of the ship as I left it on Sunday night. Once I've got all the base colours done, the whole ship will get a black wash, then I'll do highlighting. That will leave me with the masts, sails, deck guns and crew to do.

Is that a pile of empty sandbags in the background? A leftover from another project perhaps?


  1. The Pirate ship is looking good

  2. Yup. Like that blue, really intense.

  3. Hope you feel better, all the way better, soon. I got sick this past winter and it just held on for so fricking long.

    Hate that.

    Feel better and boogie boogie.

  4. Best not to paint with a cold if you ever put a brush tip in your mouth to re-point bristles for the same reason as replacing a toothbrush after a cold. I catch up with airbrushing while ill
    Feel better soon

  5. I vote for unfilled sand bags, as a working party seems to have been assembled behind them for the packing and porting of! ;)
    Hope you get feeling better! With work, drill, and winding down of school for my kids; I've gotten sick from sheer exhaustion. And my 10 year old still whups my @$$ in our 3k run, because she's a girl and cheats! ;)

  6. The ship is coming along nicely. Feel better.

  7. Yaaaarrr. Sick be cured with lashings of Rum. Yaaaaarrrr etc etc etc.

  8. Get well soon. Hopefully you'll be ok and come along to BROADSIDE. If so I will have a small amount of home made chocolate fudge for you.

  9. The ship looks nice :)

    Best Regards

    Hobby worker.

  10. Hope you feel better soon. That Thar Schooner be a sight to behold ARRR!

  11. This boat will be a good and beautiful boat !
    Great and unusual choice of colours: I like !

  12. The ship's coming along very nicely. It'll look great! Hope you feel better soon. And thanks for the heads up about the new ModelZone location - its a useful store to drop into now and again.

  13. Good to hear about the store reopening (you can never have enough hobby related shops), the ship is looking great and glad you're starting to feel better!

  14. Glad your feeling better there lurgy us hitting us in our household as well. Ship is coming along nicely.

  15. Hope you are feeling better Tamsin. The ship is looking really nice!

  16. Glad to hear that you are on the mend Tamsin and that ship is looking great!

  17. Very nice looking ship, great colors!

  18. Colds and painting do not mix, I always end up with a headache or drips of snot on my figures!

  19. Hope that the cold is now gone....
    Ship looks gorgeous. Do you have a name for it already.
    New shop in London. Looks like another place to visit with my next stay in London

  20. That pirate ship is coming along well

  21. Thanks all! The cold is much improved now.

    @ Whisk - I'm almost up to boogie-boogieing now!

    @ Gorgorrak - I'm not a brush-licker fortunately

    @ Kiwi - no rum in my house! Must go a-raiding!

    @ Clint - woohoo! Fudge - here I come!

    @ SimonQ - wishing your household a swift recovery :)

  22. Hi Tamsin! Voucher (and minis) received, thanks again!
    "Unfortunately" I´m quite busy now( http://hetairoiwargames.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/claudia.html), so I cant post some pics...

    BTW, I like the colors of that ship.


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