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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, 9 April 2016

AHPC6 Entries - 28mm Character Figures

And the time comes at last for my final summary post of this year's Challenge entries - the 28mm character figures.

My opening salvo on the first day of the Challenge was this rather characterful figure from Hasslefree, whom fans of the original (UK) version of Shameless will recognise that I have painted up as Frank Gallagher (as portrayed by David Thewlis):

I wasn't the only person who had painted this figure for the Challenge - Anne painted him for her "Revenge on Ray" entry in the last bonus theme round. I think someone may have painted him last year as well for their AntiHero.

Moving on, my second entry of character figures was "I'll Be Max!" I had bought these two figures from Hasslefree, but they're now sold directly by Studio Miniatures.

It took a lot of effort (and trial & error) to make the black leather tones look right and different. For the Arnie figure, I also wanted to capture the pallid, dead flesh look from the first film. I think I got pretty close.

The fourth character figure was a bit of a departure for me - a High Elf rogue from Citadel. Quite fun to paint, but some of the details were tricky to access.

The fifth and final character figure was also my Curtgeld. The theme for this year's Challenge was "Risk Takers, Gamblers and Daredevils". I think that Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica) is an excellent embodiment of all three.

The figure I used is "Pilot Vic" from Hasslefree.

Phew - that's a lot of painting done in 13 weeks!


  1. Some top figures, Tamsin. Love the Starbuck figure!

  2. Great figures Tamsin. Must try Hasslefree one day - great character in those miniatures not to mention great brushwork too.

    Cheers, Ross

  3. That late surge to the finish line was a treat to watch - the character figs were brilliant, and your legions of tiny figs nothing short of spectacular!

    Played strong, Tamsin!

  4. Lovely figures especially the elf great brush work on all .

  5. I thought these were all splendid Tamsin, lovely character pieces.

  6. I have two favorites here. That High Elf and your Curtgeld, Kara! But they are all excellent painted!


  7. @ Whisk - thanks! :)

    @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ Ross - thanks! Hasslefree's figures are superb and a treat to paint :)

    @ Evan - cheers! I was astounded by how much I managed to paint over the final weekend. If I hadn't had to work on the Monday I might have got a few more finished, but such is life :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! It was interesting painting that Elf - it's a long time since I've painted fantasy :)

    @ Michael A - cheers! I enjoyed painting all of them, even if giving the layering technique for highlighting a go was a bit of a trial :)

    @ Peter - thanks! The elf and Kara are probably my favourites as well :)

  8. You certainly swing a mean brush, the Elf is a classic figure. The sweep of the cloak is spot on


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