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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, 26 February 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 69 More SYW Russians WIP 7

Well, would you Adam 'n Eve it - I did manage to finish the two infantry regiments today, get them glued onto bases and add the gunk to them and the cuirassiers:

I also managed to get a little bit done on the generals - I realised I was unlikely to finish them in time to submit along with the infantry and cuirassiers, but that's life.

I'll do a bit more later tonight and finish them tomorrow, then make a start on the final two infantry regiments.

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 68 More SYW Russians WIP 6

"Shouldn't that be WIP 7?"

Well, it would be if I hadn't taken last night off from painting. I was feeling very tired and sleepy so judged that it was probably best not to do any painting.

Which does make this the 6th WIP day for this batch of Russians. I'm still feeling a bit tired and sleepy today, so progress has been a touch slower than hoped. But I have managed to get the two infantry regiments to within striking distance of being finished:

Once they're finished and varnished I'll be sticking them on bases, adding the gunk (also on the cuirassier bases) ready for dry-brushing and flocking on Monday morning. If I finish the infantry quickly enough, I'll try to finish the generals as well for the Monday submission.

Monday will also see me starting on the last two infantry regiments, which will probably be finished on Tuesday. I'll then need to work out what to paint next - 15mm Mongols, 6mm ACW, 28mm Salutesville gangs and civvies, something else...

Friday, 24 February 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 66 More SYW Russians WIP 5

I've got a bit of a cold and I'm feeling rather drained, so progress on the Russians hasn't been as fast as I'd have liked this evening:

I have got them to a point where I should be able to finish them tomorrow night or Saturday afternoon, but I don't think I'll be able to get the other two regiments done in time for submission on Monday - they'll have to wait for the following week. I will get the generals done though.

Last night I popped the cuirassiers off their painting sticks and glued the officer, standard bearer, drummer and six troopers onto bases (the other two troopers will be going on bases with generals):

I also forgot yesterday to post a pic of some goodies I received through the post:

Some more stencil sheets from Anarchy Models. If you're wondering about the "loose skulls", if things go to plan, you might see what I've got planned for them in a couple of weeks time.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 65 More SYW Russians WIP 4

Note to self - must not get distracted by stuff on the TV and interwebs when I should be painting!

Yes, I allowed myself to get distracted this evening and so made a late start to painting and took a longish break midway. Nevertheless, I did make reasonable progress on the first two regiments of infantry and also did the green basecoats on the generals:

If I don't let myself get distracted tomorrow night I should be able to get the infantry finished apart from flags and varnishing. I can then finish them and probably finish the generals on Friday night. If things go really well at the weekend, I might be able to paint the other two regiments to completion - I'd forgotten I've got Monday and Tuesday booked off for annual leave which means I can do the basing on Sunday night rather than Saturday and still get them submitted in time.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 64 More SYW Russians WIP 3

Again with the underestimating of how much work was left to do on figures! However, I have just finished painting the cuirassiers, including the flag:

I'll be varnishing them in a minute, then tomorrow I'll make a start on two infantry regiments. I'm hoping to be able to finish those over two evenings, then I can do the other two and the generals on Friday night and Saturday. If things go to pot and the first two regiments take longer than two nights, I can always scale back and just do the generals.

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 63 More SYW Russians WIP 2

The Koreans have been posted:


They take me to 1825 points, so I'm still just ahead of schedule for my 2600 point target.

Russians WIP

After doing the white markings, bases and tack of the horses I decided that instead of making a start on the infantry I'd work on the cuirassiers. That way I'll at least have something to submit on Monday if things don't go to plan with the infantry. I managed to get a decent way through them this evening and they should be finished fairly quickly tomorrow. Well, the flag may require a bit of extra time.

So, piccies:


There are two more troopers than I need for the regiment - they'll be based with a couple of the generals.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 62 - More SYW Russians WIP 1

The Koreans are all finished, pics taken and post submitted. It should go up tomorrow.

I did think about doing some 28mm figures to provide a "refresher", but in the end opted to just plough ahead and do the rest of the SYW Russians. I made a start this evening on the horses for generals and some cuirassiers:

I'll probably finish the horses quickly tomorrow - the white markings, harness and earth colour on the bases. Once that's done I'll leave them at that stage and crack on with the infantry:

Another four regiments! I'm debating whether to do them as one big batch or as two smaller batches. We'll see tomorrow!
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