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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).

Friday, 9 April 2021

Finished: US Para Rifle Squad 1

Well, that was quick. If I keep painting these at this rate, I'll have them all done two weeks from now.

Squad Sergeant:

LMG Team:

Having checked the US Para platoon list in the Chain of command rulebook, the rifleman (the chap pointing with his left hand) should actually be in the Rifle Team. I've just checked some photos and realised I made a mistake on the cartridge belt - the strip should be cloth, so I'll have to go back and repaint it.

Rifle Team:

 The uniforms for this batch have come out a bit lighter. That is down to one or both of two factors - I think there was less Brown Violet in the basecoat and I was also using Buff instead of Sand Yellow to mix the highlights.

I've started on the second rifle squad today.


  1. The speed you've painted these Tamsin, hasn't lessoned the quality, top work as always

  2. Really nice job on these guys

  3. Those look great! and quick work too! I think the new look with buff works spectacularly well!

  4. These look great, you seem to have nailed that green


  5. These look really cool Tamsin!

  6. @ Dave - cheers! I'm surprised myself at how quickly these are painting up. :)

    @ Martin - thanks! :)

    @ Herkybird - cheers! :)

    @ Ian - thanks! At least I've got close to the correct hue of green. :)

    @ Neil - cheers! :)

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

  7. Loving them, really nice brushwork


  8. Lovely work on those uniforms, the colours (or should that be colors for this lot?) look spot on and very natural.

  9. @ Matt - thanks! :)

    @ Tactical Painter - cheers! Doing the "color" for the uniform would have been so much easier if Vallejo had a "US Olive Drab #3" in their range! :)

    @ Dave - thanks! :)