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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.

Monday, 16 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 27

No pics of figures today folks - the hussars and the Soviet women are finished and the entries submitted. To make up for it, here are some pics of the tufts I made this morning:

Tomorrow night I'll be taking a break from painting to play a game - a refight (again) of Hastings using ADLG rules. Gordon has amended the army lists and house-rules from the previous occasion. I'll try to remember to take some pics!

On Tuesday I'll resume work on the Cossacks. I need to find something else to paint to get me back on track for 2600 points. I'll have to think about that.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 26 Russian Women WIP Day 2

The Russian women are progressing nicely and I should finish painting them tomorrow. Just the belts, boots, metalwork, wood and red bits (epaulette trim, cap band and red stars) to do. Oh, and highlighting the hair and flesh. And drybrushing the bases.

WIP pic:

I also added basing gunk to the hussars this evening:

Tomorrow I'll be drybrushing that, then flocking them - I should be able to get the entry submitted sometime tomorrow.

I also need to make the tufts for the Russians tomorrow - the glue will need about 24 hours to cure enough to use them, so that entry will get submitted on Monday evening.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 25

When I got home this evening, I looked at the cossacks and realised that the only way I'd be able to complete them for Monday would be to rush them and they would end up not looking as good as I'd want. So, I had a quick think about what else I had waiting to paint that could be completed in time for a Monday submission. I settled on the WW2 Soviet women, got the figures out, checked my painting notes and made a start:

I'm going to need to make up some tufts for them this weekend.

Tomorrow I'll be adding basing gunk to the hussars and carrying on with the Soviet women. As I have no plans for getting into WW2 gaming, I may end up offering these as one of the prizes in my draw. Or maybe they will tempt me into WW2 skirmish gaming.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 24

I felt absolutely lousy when I got home this evening, so after a quick cup-a-soup I crashed out for an hour or two. When I got up I didn't feel like painting, but after a pleasant dinner I decided that I should do something, even if it's not painting. So, I popped the hussars off their painting sticks and glued them onto bases:

I'll see how I feel later - maybe I'll do some more work on the cossacks.

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 23

And the hussars are finished! Apart from basing and flocking, but the painting's done:

After giving my brushes a well-deserved clean, I made a start on the cossacks. It looks as though they might be a bit more complex than I had thought (it doesn't help having so many different figure poses/clothing mixes in the pot) so there's a possibility that I might not quite manage to get them completed in time for submission on Monday.

Pics so far:

That's all for tonight folks!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 22

I felt a bit sleepy when I got home this evening, so after dinner I decided to have a nap. Two hours later...

Yes, it did throw a bit of a spanner in the works for my plan to finish the hussars this evening. I've got very close though - just the gold and some silver highlights on sabre blades to do, then varnishing.

Pics as they are now:

That means that tomorrow I should finish them quite quickly and then I can start on the Cossacks.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

AHPC7 - Challenge Day 21

I was a touch over-optimistic about how far I'd get with the hussars today. In my defence, that could be because this is double the number that I've painted in one go previously and there is a lot of fiddly detail to paint.

However, I did get them very close to completion and should be able to finish them tomorrow night. Here's a pic of them as they are now:

All that's left are lacing on the Novoserbskiy (blue/red) guys, straps on the blanket rolls, edging on the shabraques, flesh highlights some minor touch-ups and the metals.

In other news, my Nubians got posted today, earning me 453 points which puts me in 8th place for now, but I expect people to bump me back down as the week goes on.

Preview pic (click to go to the post on the Challenge blog):

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