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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, 3 September 2017

Sunday Workbench 03 September

Until today, I haven't done much on the painting front since my last post.

I did put an oil wash on the remaining Star Destroyers but managed to thin the paint too much which caused the pigments to separate out. That left a fairly bright blue in the recesses so I've soaked them in white spirit and scrubbed them with a toothbrush to remove as much as possible. I then washed them in soapy water to get rid of the white spirit. I'll try again with a thin black oil wash this week. I also took a look on Shapeways to see if anybody had made suitably sized TIE fighters and found some - I've ordered a couple of packs of TIE fighters and Interceptors.

I did play another game of ADLG on Thursday and suffered a big defeat against a Feudal English army led by Eddy the Oneth. My own tactical stupidity was as much to blame as my poor luck rolling for arrival of my flank march - the cavalry did arrive, but not in time to engage the enemy before my infantry were destroyed. I will write up an AAR this week, and one for the game against the Samurai which I meant to write up last week.

Discussing the game with my opponent afterwards convinced me that I should sort myself out with a Ming Chinese allied contingent. I've placed a small order for the figures I need this afternoon, and a pack of Korean spearmen to make up a couple of "pikemen" bases for ADLG.

At work this week I was helping with the clearout of a lab where the main researcher has moved to a new job in Germany. I spotted that they had some plastic aquarium plants which were destined for the bin, so I nabbed rescued them from that fate. I gave them a good soak in dilute disinfectant and rinsed them off. Quite a decent haul to add to my collection of foliage for when I finally start making the jungle terrain:



This afternoon I made a start on painting the combined grenadiers for my SYW Russians. I should finish them this week.




I should get these painted along with the dragoons by next weekend as I'm on leave this week. Then I might finally get around to the command groups I promised to the others in the SYW side duel during the last Challenge.

9 comments:

  1. As ever, your dedication to our wonderful hobby is inspiring!
    We are doing 7 Years War 15mm on Saturday, and you almost make me want to get my Russians out!

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  2. The grenadiers ate comeing along nicely Tamsin.

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  3. The grenadiers ate comeing along nicely Tamsin.

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  4. Defeat teaches lessons that victory will ignore.

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  5. Good work on getting the aquarium plants. They are going to look pretty damn good as a jungle board.

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  6. Nice Jungle save. Are you coming to Colours on the 16th Tamsin?

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  7. @ Herkybird - cheers! Take the Russians - you know you want to :)

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

    @ Justin - if that were true, I ought to be the best tactical commander in the world by now given the regularity of my defeats ;)

    @ 1d4 - indeed they should, if I ever get around to making the jungle terrain ;)

    @ Simon - thanks! If all goes to plan I should be there on the 16th :)

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    1. I did not write that defeat led to victory. :)

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  8. Great score with the aquarium plants and I look forward to seeing your work on the Star Destroyers.

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