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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.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Challenge Day 85 - Taking A Risk

I've had a pretty busy and productive day today. However, before I talk about that, my Crusties cavalry/scouts have been posted. Pop on over and take a look. Here's a preview pic:

As I said, I've been quite busy today. Last night I selected and primed the figures for my entry in the final theme round - "Risk Takers or Gamblers". This morning I got out the airbrush and spray booth and over-sprayed them with white to provide some pre-highlighting. I also did that with my Curtgeld figure.

This afternoon I got my theme round figures painted. What are they? You'll just have to wait and see, when the bonus round submissions are posted by Curt tomorrow.

I've also done the basecoats on the rest of the Crusties. I realise I haven't shown a pic of them before the sepia wash, so here you go:

I'll be doing the sepia wash once I've finished this post.

And this is everything else that was on my workbench a few hours ago:

OK, so the figures at the back on the painting sticks are the ones for my theme round entry, but you can't see them in any detail so I should be able to get away with showing this pic!

Now that we're in the final week of the Challenge, it's "fire at will" so we can submit entries at any time right up to the finish. To make things easier on myself, I'm going to split up the Crusties into manageable groups for painting - two batches of grunts, the specialists and the heavy weapons teams. My Curtgeld figure will get painted next weekend. I'll have to see how things go - if I finish the Crusties early on, I might find some other things that will paint up quickly to work on.


  1. A great entry Tamsin and the rest of the crusties are coming along nicely. Nearly there.

  2. Wow! Very original and interesting minis! Nicely done! :D

  3. Glad you had a productive day. Here's to a great new week, ahead.

  4. Lovely looking crusties Tamsin. (not a phrase I expecting writing when I woke up this morning!)

  5. @ Dannoc - cheers! Just another couple of sessions and they'll be done...until my new order arrives :)

    @ Rogerio - thanks! :)

    @ Whisk - cheers m'dear :)

    @ Michael - thanks! I can quite believe that! :)