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London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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).

Friday, 31 July 2020

Finished: More Concrete Bits for Judge Dredd (plus Shinies and Podcast #19)

After painting some Jersey Barriers and T-Walls (from Antenociti's Workshop) before, I decided to buy some more - you can't have enough of them in my opinion!

I painted these up yesterday afternoon then today I gloss-coated them, added decals and posters and re-glossed them and finished them off with a matt varnish coat.

T- Walls:

I should note that I added graffiti decals to all of the pieces this time, sometimes on both sides.

Jersey Barriers:

Damaged Jersey Barriers:


I might get a few more of these...


This morning, the postie delivered another package full of lead:

It was the extra bits I'd ordered from Lancashire Games - some more German warriors, cavalry and leaders; for the Romans a few more cavalry, some mounted generals/officers, another pack of archers and some legionaries (I'd only ordered auxilia before).

I'm gradually working through prepping the leadpile for this project.

Madaxeman Lockdown Specials Podcast #19

What should be the penultimate of this series of weekly podcasts has been published:

Tune in to see how you fared with your answers to last week's quiz.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Some More Goodies

At just after 7pm today my door buzzer buzzed. I had a delivery.

Inside was a bunch of 15mm resin (and a couple of metal bits) terrain from Hovels for my "Infamy, Infamy!" project.

A bunch of bits for a German village and farmsteads.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wednesday Workbench 29 July

A quick shot of my workbench. The brushes on the left have been cleaned, the ones on the right will get cleaned tomorrow.

I've been fairly busy with prepping the figures for my 15mm "Infamy, Infamy!" project. The Germans are done and I've started on the Romans.

I think you have probably guessed that the top photo is a bit of a tease. Over the next few days I also plan to paint this lot up:

Yes, even more scatter terrain for Mega City One.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Lockdown Podcast #18

Episode 18 of the Madaxeman Lockdown Podcast has been published. For those of you who were paying attention to episode 17, you will know that I am up against Timmy for the army list design segment; whose Later Byzantine list will win out?

We recorded episode 19 last night and have agreed that episode 20 will be the last in the series (and will conveniently coincide with us finishing "Teaching Timmy About Napoleonics" - no, that wasn't planned, we're not that competent!).

Monday, 27 July 2020

Finished: Some Random Figures for Judge Dredd

And they're finished! Just a few odd bits for Mega City One.

Agents from the planet p'Lus Hy meet in secret to coordinate their plans for planetary domination:

A citizen has had too much to drink:

A ganger and his chimp on a bike:

And two grav-board surfers having a friendly race:

I've left the flight stands unglued so that I can use different heights. They will probably just act as scenery for games.

The teddy bears and the passed-out drunk are from TT Combat; the other figures are from Wargames Terrain Workshop. I did replace the heads of the surfers with ones from Anvil Industry (the original heads were too large and not very nice sculpts - sorry Dave!). I'm not keen on the resin they were cast in - it's very brittle and bits snapped easily. Some of the casting (especially on the underside of the boards) was a bit rough as well.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Paint Table Saturday 25 July

I decided this morning that it was time to get back to painting, so I started work on these. I've done quite a bit more since taking the photos a few hours ago. If all goes well, I should have the painting finished tomorrow, but probably not the varnishing and basing (I also need to get some flight stands for the grav surfers before they are "finished").

Drunk from TT Combat; rest from Wargames Terrain Workshop

Teddy bears from TT Combat
After these are done, I'll paint up a few more bits of scatter terrain before I begin work on the next two buildings.

My plan is to finish off the Dredd stuff before I begin work on my Romans and Germans for Infamy, Infamy!

Friday, 24 July 2020

Lots of Shininess

Lots of shininess has arrived at "Chez Tamsin" this week, mostly for my 15mm "Infamy, Infamy!" project:

Cart, wagon and civilians from Donnington Miniatures

Some more terrain and vehicles from Antenociti's Workshop (for Mega City One)

Assorted bits from Magister Militum

Animals from Pendraken/Minibits

Two parcels which arrived this morning, containing...

...Romans and Germans from Lancashire Games...

...and Dangerous Dames from Pulp Figures
 I was quite pleasantly surprised to receive the latter package today - just last night I was thinking it was overdue and may have got lost in the post or held up by customs!

The photo below shows everything so far for my "Infamy, Infamy!" project:

Not that I've had a chance to see what the "Battle Packs" from Lancashire games contain, I will need to place another order with them for a few more packs. I might need to order a couple of extra figures from Donnington as well.

At the moment I'm still trying to decide whether to go with 40mm or 50mm frontage bases. I'm leaning towards the 40mm as I can then also use them for Art de la Guerre. It would also allow me to do a straight inches-to-centimetres conversion for ranges (and to use a smaller board!). As the figures will be multi-based, I will need to make up some dice-cell bases to keep track of fervour/shock and casualties.

I've got plenty of time to decide though - I've still got to prep, prime and paint all of that pile!

Workbench Update

After finishing the mini-mart, I decided to take things a little easier this week, so haven't got much to show off. At the start of the week I decided to paint up some MDF markers and a "dashboard" for Chain of Command:

Yesterday I primed some of the Antenociti's Workshop terrain; while I had the airbrush out I also applied the base colours to a few small figures (all will be revealed in a day or two):

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Finished: Speed-E-Mart for Judge Dredd

Well, I didn't just "make a start" on the weathering of this building today - I actually managed to finish it. Oh, and I did end up making it as grimy as the other buildings.

This is the Mini Mart from TT Combat.

Views of the interior:

I've left the shelves and counter loose for now; I may glue them in place in the future.

That takes me up to three buildings plus a fast food shack so far. I've got another two that I want to paint up in the next week or two, but will be taking a brief break from terrain to paint up a couple of figures.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Finished: Scatter Terrain for Judge Dredd; Podcast #17; and Paint Table Saturday 18 July

Over the past few days I have been painting up an assortment of scatter terrain bits for Mega City One.  These were all resin items (apart form the pavement bases, which are MDF) from TT Conbat and Antenociti's Workshop.

Cardboard boxes:

TT Combat

TT Combat

TT Combat

TT Combat
Drinks crates:

TT Combat
Wheelie-bins and bin bags:

TT Combat
Newspaper Vending Machines and Mailboxes:

Antenociti's Workshop

Antenociti's Workshop

Antenociti's Workshop

Antenociti's Workshop
Public Telephones:

Antenociti's Workshop

Antenociti's Workshop
I've got a few more bits of scatter terrain left to paint, and a few more figures.

Madaxeman Lockdown Podcast #17

...has been published:

Paint Table Saturday

Yesterday I also primed a few figures, but it may be a week or two before I get around to painting them - I want to get as much terrain as possible out of the way first. Speaking of terrain, in odd gaps over the past couple of days I've begun work on another building:

Everything has now been primed, assembled and base-coated, so tomorrow will see my start work on the weathering. I'll probably go somewhat "cleaner" on this one than the others (but still with a decent amount of graffiti, posters and grime).