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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.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Challenge Day 23 - Back Home

OK, so I'm back home from my Xmas break with family, well fed, not too badly rested and finally starting to warm up properly. Yes, the central heating part of my boiler decided to play silly bleeders while I was away. All sorted now, but it's taken nearly 6 hours for my flat to come up to a tolerable temperature. Luckily, I've got a fan heater in my living room which has been on full blast making that room warm up quicker so I have been able to do some painting.

I've got a couple more steps to do, then my warrior monks will be ready for submission to the Challenge. If I am lucky, I might just be able to get the post done in time for my slot today. Yes, that does mean that I actually managed to get some painting done while I was away. Not as much as I'd have liked, perhaps, but more than I expected.

While I was away, I've managed to slip from 3rd to 5th place on the table. There's no way I'll make it back up there as the top three are burning through brushes and paint at a rate of knots. It was nice to be up there though, even if it was just for a few days.

I did get one entry submitted before I went away, and Curt posted it a short while ago. Take a look.

So, a quick WIP shot of the warrior monks whilst they are still WIP:

So, what's up next? I guess the two regiments of Seven Years War Russian grenadiers would make the most sense.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas.


  1. You've a fair lot done so far Tamsin. Being at the top early can often lead to burn out and you're still fresh for the fray.

  2. yet more goddies!
    Hope you are warm now and have had a pleasant break.

  3. Nice figures and an unkown era for me - what company's figures are these?

  4. Great looking monks. Good to hear your place is warm again.

  5. Glad you had a good time with your family, those figures look great on the Challenge blog


  6. Glad you had a good time. Happy Painting in 2015.

  7. @ Anne - I'm not aiming for the very top, but my target pots me in the top 5 (unless lots of people have set their targets low deliberately). I'm slightly ahead of where I'm aiming for, which gives me some breathing space later on.

    @ Clint - well, I guess monks would be goddies ;)

    @ Dannoc - it's quite an interesting era in that region of the world. The figures are Old Glory 15s

    @ Dean - when I posted it was warmer, but not warm per se. Glad you like the monks :)

    @ Ian - cheers :)

    @ Whisk - happy baking/cooking in 2015! :)


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