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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sunday Workbench

With the army reviews taking a temporary hiatus and with me having a week off work, it was time to get back to the brushes and do some painting. It has been a few weeks since I last painted anything, so it was about time.

Yesterday I did make a start on the Raging Heroes figure, but the base coat for the flesh exposed some mould lines. I quickly removed them with some light filing, then reprimed the areas that had had paint removed.

As I'd have to wait at least 24 hours for the primer to fully cure, I went back to Plan A - the reinforcements for my SYW Russian cavalry. And "hussar general" and the wagons. So, out with the paints to make a start on the horses. All 65 of them. By the time I called it quits, all of them had been basecoated, had manes and points done and the appropriate horseflesh wash colour liberally applied.

This afternoon I added white markings and painted the tack for all of them:

I've set aside the hussars, hussar general and wagons for now so that I can focus on the dragoons and horse grenadiers (as they have the same uniforms). The first colour has been applied - Medium Blue for all the coats and the saddle cloths and holster covers of the dragoons. For the horse grenadiers the saddle cloth and holster covers will be painted Iraqi Sand - I'll do that a bit later on, after giving the blue a wash.

If I push hard on these tomorrow, I might be able to get them finished apart from the flags and varnishing. Then I can crack on with the hussars - huzzah!


  1. More cavalry goodness. And yes about time you got back to the brushes.

  2. Crack on then. Let's see em finished!

    Managed some cave time myself too today... Enjoyed it

  3. Damn impressive. I still cannot stand painting cavalry. Even easy little 6mm give me the shivers.

  4. Looking forward to seeing them finished

  5. When you get going you're a painting machine.

  6. They're coming along nicely Tamsin! (Waiting for primer to cure? Slacker.) :)

  7. They're coming along nicely Tamsin! (Waiting for primer to cure? Slacker.) :)

  8. @ Clint - cheers! It's only been about 3 or 4 weeks since my last figures were painted, so not as bad as it could be :)

    @ Dave D - I'm already cracked! ;)

    @ Ski - I guess painting cavalry is a Marmite thing - you either love it or hate it. I actually enjoy painting them more than I do infantry [which probably explains my horse-heave armies] :)

    @ Neil - should be finished painting them in a day or two; they'll then have to wait until the hussars etc are painted before I base them up :)

    @ Zabadak - how many times do I have to tell people "I am NOT a machine!!" ;)

    @ Paul R - cheers! :)

    @ Curt - thanks Lord of Snow! If I hadn't had the cavalry to do, I might have cracked on with Tania Tanker before the primer had fully cured ;)