My New Blog

A rarity in the world of Wargames & figure painting. A female, the better half of Kev at the Cabin "Kevs Wargames Cabin" blog.
I am very new to painting, although I have put up with Kevs obsession for some time. Well if you can't beat them, join them.
I am very new to all this painting malarkey, this blog is really to show my progress as I hopefully get better. I do game sometimes, "Saga" & "Magic the Gathering". I love all things Tolkien & have a keen interest in history.
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

painting again

Started painting again last night. Attempted the velite bust that JB kindly sent me, thank you James.

 I really enjoyed getting back to painting and made a good start blocking the colours.

Another game of saga planned for the weekend and lets hope i can give Kev a better run for his money that last saturday when i suffered a miserable embarrasing defeat. Pics and battle report to be posted at the weekend.

Saturday, 7 September 2013


At last cut off is over and I can resume my life :)

Planning on painting this weekend probably Sunday as me and my hubby are preparing to have a saga battle this afternoon. I will be bring out my Welsh against what ever army Kev throws at me. I haven't played for a while so a bit rusty.

I will be taking pics and with Kevs help posting my first ever battle report.

Watch this space............


Monday, 29 July 2013

painting again soon!

Well sorry for not posting for so long but it is our busy time at work as we work to the academic year. Still till September to go but thought i would post with a few plans in my head for when work calms down.

1. Start to paint again because i will have time
2. Paint the head bust that JB kindly sent me.
3. Teach my son Saga
4. Start to update blog on a regular basis.
5. Post lots of photos


Charlie :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Fun and games before the wedding

Wedding tomorrow oooh. But first fun and games tonight. My Kev and Andy (Loki) and a few other mates coming round for one of kevs fun wargames. Kev is umpire/cardmaster and he has an evil look in his eyes so watch out boys ha ha ha! I will be watching although my lovely son and I will be battling ourselves with a bit of mtg, green againt his nasty green tonight. Lots of laughs and tea (made by me of course) A week off work so defo painting on the agenda when I have recovered. Stressful business wedding lol

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Weddings and painting dont mix

Sorry no posts for so long but no painting done at all due to our forthcoming wedding. Had so much to organise. With work, family, decorating and new windows and doors to contend with too, painting has had to take a back seat. Looking forward to our wedding but will be glad when all the fuss is done. Although the end result is what im looking forward to most marrying my lovely kev.
Week off work too so painting will be on my list to do! Watch this space for pics........ I promise lol.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Figure head photos later

Will post pics of my primed figure heads later today and at all stages . Work and home has been hectic and wedding plans still left to sort not had time to start these. Then both me and Kev get nasty colds.

Got the colours in my head to paint these but I will have to learn new techniques which I am looking forward to. They are quite large so the faces will be very noticeable so this is going to be a challenge after my last effort with faces.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Busts to paint

Well thanks to James B for sending me 2 bust heads to have a go at painting. They are beautiful figures and Kev has already primed them for me. I am so looking forward to painting them and will start this weekend. I hope I do them justice James. Will post pics at every stage. Trip to emporium on Tuesday too so maybe more figures of my own to paint, oh then triples in sheffield soon my fav event. Happy easter everyone :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Just want to say well done to both Kev and Andy for completing the challenge with such respectable.placings on Analogue and to everyone else. It was interesting reading the posts and fantastic to see such quality and variety painting.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Not posted for a while as been busy with work commitments but hoping to get the archers finished at the weekend and more started.

I have decided to start painting other things in between the archers for variety and practice and am talking to Kev about what to do next. Maybe the elephant although not quite sure period or size being the novice I am but sounds interesting. Will post as soon as I know,

Will be watching Kev tonight as he and his mates are having an epic sea battle. Glens ships are really nice and the table looks amazing when the game is in full swing. You never know I might even get my toes wet and have a go!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

First figures finished at last

Well at last the first group archers are done! Not bad if I say so myself but a quick look at the faces and any adversary would run a mile lol.
I found this very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyed painting these. I still have so much to learn but will enjoy the learning part too. The faces as you can probably see are my downfall and wonder if all of my future figures will ever look like normal people.

These are for Kev's new Seige game rules soon to be on his blog.
Never considered painting before until I had broken bones and had to rest. Every cloud has a silver lining as I really do enjoy it.

Kev is to spend a little time teaching me different techniques (painting that is) but all advice very welcome.

Will be staying with 54mm for a while till all the Seige missile troops are completed and have set myself the goal of finishing all of them for him. He has a challenge for me after this, something to do with elephants???

It's Mine, my own Precious.

Kev has now transferred the blog ownership to me.
I have my own blog.
Please bear with me as I figure out how to do all this blogging stuff.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Second Entry, Workbench

I am still painting Crossbowmen.
Nearly finished this lot, then two more to go.
I think I am getting better and maybe a little faster.
Thinking about what to have a go at after the 54mm medievals are done.
Suggestions anyone ?

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My First Entry

Well Hello!
Kev is showing how to use this blog thingy.
My first entry is the 54mm Medievals I'm working on.
These are for Kev's new "Siege" game he is creating.
He is letting me paint all the missile soldiers to start with.
Archers & Crossbowmen.
All are 54mm "Accurate Figures".
I hate painting faces, although the figures already looked deformed before I attempted the flesh.
Hope I will get better with more practice and better figures.

Not bad for a first effort, even if I say so myself, although I have a lot to learn about painting.

Charlie :)