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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, 2 January 2016

Challenge Day 14 - 4th Blogiversary & Rebs Day 3

I hadn't forgotten. Honest guv'nor!

Yes, yesterday was the 4th birthday for my blog. I will be announcing a prize draw next weekend hopefully.

So, today has seen me put the finishing touches to my Nostalgia theme entry (having done some work on it yesterday evening), take photos and write the text for the entry. It's all super-high-top secret, so no sneaky pics here - you'll just have to wait for Curt to post them all tomorrow.

Last night I did eventually pluck up the mental courage to tackle painting the flesh on the Rebs. Three hours later, I had painted 616 tiny little faces and 1232 tiny little hands.

This evening I've been painting the hair. 616 tiny lots of head hair and about 200 tiny beards done in a bit over 2 hours (not including breaks). Next job will be hats and kepis, then belts, pouches, breadbags, canteens and blanket rolls. Oh, and sword and bayonet scabbards. then the drums.

So, here's how they look now:

At this rate, I don't think I'll have them finished by next Saturday. I'm also not sure if my sanity will hold up that long! I may need to take a teeny break and paint something different, if only to get some points added to the table. Maybe some Aztecs?


  1. Happy Birthday to you. amazing tiny chaps

  2. How many figures? not to mention the amount of hands.
    616 figures in one go - impressive. looking forward to seeing this lot finished. stay focused.

  3. Happy Birthday Tamsin, 4 good blogging years!

  4. Happy Blogiversary!

    I can't imagine painting like that - you're a machine!

  5. that's an amazing amount of rebs you have underway - most impressive!

    I just submitted my Nostalgia entry but you can take a quick look if you want!

  6. Sanity is over rated! A full Sunday painting is what you need, kill or cure it's for the best!

    Happy Blog Day.

  7. Hi Tamsin,

    Happy New Year to you!
    happy 4th blogiversary!
    Happy painting too!
    Congratulations for your determination and patience on your rebs!
    I hope you 'll find your staitjacket comfortable;-)

    All the best.

    Gilles thefrenchjester "for the terminaly insane, insane!"

    PS: mine is pretty comfortable though unparctical to paint ;-)

  8. Congratulations on the blog's birthday.

  9. What Clint said... Sanity is over rated!

  10. Happy Blogday Tamsin and look at all those tint chaps - amazing stuff.

  11. Is it really only 4 years? It feels like a lot more which is testament to your output and consistency. Congrats Tamsin and Happy New Year!

  12. Happy 4th Blogday :) Nice progress on the rebs :)

  13. @ Martin - thanks! Glad you like the grey blob WIPs :)

    @ Dannoc - yup, my biggest tiny project yet! :)

    @ Francis - cheers big fella! :)

    @ Edwin - there are times when I might wish I was a machine, but I am not one yet - the Borg hasn't assimilated me so far ;)

    @ Miles - it looks a lot but will only be 22 bases at the end of the day :)

    @ Clint - indeed it is! :)

    @ Gilles - my straitjacket is very comfy; it's well worn in ;)

    @ JP Price, Roy & Gordon - thanks chaps! :)

    @ Dave - on the contrary, insanity is underrated! ;)

    @ Michael A - thanks! And they all fit onto a single A4 sheet of card with room to spare! :)

    @ Millsy - yup, just the four years that I've been plaguing the blogosphere :)

    @ Simon Q - cheers! :)


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