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Monday, January 14, 2013

Tamisin, Mistress of the Bow

The Earl of Grey sired but one child, an inquisitive and boisterous girl, whom he named Tamisin. Tamisin had little interest in her mother or in the pastimes of women, preferring instead the company of her father and his soldiers.  Refusing to wear a dress and do needle work, Tamsin insisted in learning the art of war.


She was fair wicked with a blade, but it was with the bow that she showed the greatest aptitude. Her skill with weapons and her knowledge of strategy earned her the respect of the men.


It was at the Battle of Teadom, when Lord Lipton laid siege to the Earl of Grey's castle that Tamisin earned the title Mistress of the Bow.


For it was Tamisin's arrow that pierced the heart of Lord Lipton, thus ending the war.

The figure is 32mm and is from Dark Sword Miniatures and was sculpted by renowned sculptor Dennis Mize. 

I will be in later today to comment.  The Hubby has doctors appointments all week so after today I do not anticipate being in again until the weekend.  

Well folks it's Monday and the beginning of a new week. So grab a hold of your bootlaces and pull yourself up, because no one will do it for you. I know I will.



85 comments:

  1. Fantastic figure Anne , i like the face is very detailed , great work !
    Nice red air ;)
    Slainte!

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  2. Woohoo! I absolutely love my avatar and her back story :)

    Thank you so, so much Anne! xx

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    1. I'm glad you like her Tamisin! She'll be back when Lord Ray and Sir Michael are painted!

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    2. Oooh, good-oh! Will I be getting to boss Lord Ray about in the story? After all, I clearly am wearing the trousers!

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    3. You will be my underling and you know it Tamsin! Although after Anne's read this I'll be cleaning the toilet forever more!

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    4. She will tolerate you at best Lord Ray. And don't forget, she's the daughter of an Earl and his only heir. I'm painting up Lord Rays privy right now and the guard for Lord Rays privy. You won't be cleaning a toilet, but you may wind up head first in one if you don't straighten up and mend your ways :)

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  3. I love the girls who prefer to keep the company of soldiers Anne!

    Great attention to detail with some delicate highlighting.

    Marvelous!

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    1. Those are the only kind of women worth talking to. Women who visit malls, really are quite useless in battle!

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  4. Hope the doctors appointments go okay. As badass as she is, there's no reason for sudden and swift death to not wear a dress. Then again I'm not really sure how maneuverable a dress is, a skirt is probably pretty good for battle.

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    1. A dress won't let you run, will get tangled up in a fight and really you just can't properly sit a horse in one. I won't wear one unless it's to a wedding or a funeral.

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    2. Mark - a sudden and swift death is what you can expect if you try to get me to wear a dress!! *lol*

      Besides, an archer needs to move fast to get into position for shooting her targets, so trousers are infinitely preferable to those horrid dresses ;)

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    3. Did you have to wear those horrid school uniforms? Jesus that was a torment for me. My gran finally bought me a pair of trousers and sent them with me to school so I could put them on right afterwards. Elsewise I'd be climbing trees in a dress and the boys would be seeing me knickers!

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  5. Hope there are good news for you today.

    She looks great, she even has some make-up!! The cloak looks really good, sort of it would be shimmery like!

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    1. I gave her eyeliner too. Makes her eyes stand out, but it's not her eyes that will be distracting the enemy!

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    2. I can clearly see what you mean...the deadly bow right? ;)

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  6. Hola Amiga
    Magnifica figura y los colores muy vivos,al amigo German dice que le gusta,ya que la sulla tambien tiene esos colores tan vivos,y mola las niñas guerreras JAJAJA
    UN SALUDO

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    1. Hola Amigo,

      JAJAJA!

      Los hombres de Germany iba a morir por esta mujer

      UN SALUDO

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  7. Absolutely awesome Anne. Beautiful figure and a top notch paint job. Love the highlights. An excellent piece of art!!

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    1. Thank you Rodger! I'm feeling quite happy right now!

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  8. Hope everything is all right with your husband.
    I wonder if Tamisin was the inspiration for the character in Brave?
    Excellent work on her.

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    1. No this is a generic female archer figure. I gave her ginger hair as she is representing a female wargamer named Tamisin.

      Thank you!

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  9. Look at that fiery hair! I love it. I always preferred chilling out with the guys, they weren't so catty as the girls.

    All my best this week for you and the hubby. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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    1. It's not about the catty for me, it's the lack of common interests that drive me screaming from most women. "Does this purse match these shoes?" Shoot me in head if I ever utter these words!

      Thank you. We won't know anything definite until early February. Hurry up and wait is how the game is played.

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    2. ha ha ha! My shoes always match - white sneakers, black stomping boots or brown slip ons match my ginormous black pocketbook, right? That's not to say when hubby wants to go for a nice dinner I won't throw on a pair of nice heels (and try not to fall down) but the ginormous pocketbook still comes along. The only time it doesn't is when I'm headed into NYC =)

      Hurry up and wait is a terrible thing to have to endure. I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through all of this. I'm here if you need me.

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    3. Annzie always wanted to have fiery hair herself :)

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    4. I don't carry a purse at all, those things drive me bat shit crazy. Footwear for me consists of trainers, boots, wellies or brogans. If I wear a dress it has to be a long one because my knee is so scarred and mishshepend that people stare.

      I do want to be a ginger. My cousin Margie got the ginger hair and I've hated her for it all my life :)

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    5. dahlink, this is what I got when I googled "brogan" :) - http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/classroom/curriculum_6th/lesson13/images/1989_18_01.jpg

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  10. Oh no! I hope the siege to the Earl of Grey's castle didn't raise the cost of my favorite tea! Your work is great as usual. I'd love to see a side-by-side-by-side comparison of your first figure, up to this one (not all of them, but like one for every three months) just to see your progress. Well done.

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    1. I gather you aren't an anarchist then because - as they say - "all proper tea is theft".

      ps - my arrows have PG Tips ;)

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    2. I did do that in a post on The Miniatures Page, but hadn't thought of doing it here. There's a huuuuge difference.

      Remember what those Americans did with your tea-you guys should have nipped that one in the bud straight away.

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  11. Hi Anne, nice figure and painting. I love the colour of the hair, very suitable for war women

    Slainte!
    Kike

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  12. nice work! lots of detail on the face and a good looking figure overall. The bow is nice also, sometimes you get that figure with that odd looking bow that seems just a tad off.

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  13. happy monday to you....cool back story on her...a heroine indeed....nice colors as well....rather fond of archers as well...my son is learning the crossbow right now...

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  14. Soundws like an intriguing back story for sure and great job with the figure once more, a fiery red head should add some fun to the story.

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    1. I do hope so Cat, as these figures represent a weeks worth of work for me.

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    2. Be grand when the story finally comes due, should also be made into a little book by you.

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  15. Well done on the figure Anne and your blog header looks great!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you. I just love that picture and had to have it for the header.

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  16. Battle of Teadom, Lord Lipton, Earl of Grey -- LOL! Glad the beautiful Tamisin won the day! I hope the medical tests all go well.

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    1. I was hoping some one would notice the play on words here. Thanks Debra!

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  17. Another beautiful figure. I love how striking her hair is. Also, like Christopher said, that's a great header!

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  18. Wow, that face is really amazing Anne! The hair is needs more depth, its looking a little flat. I'm not sure that purple was the best choice for the cloak.

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    1. My fault - I think I told Anne ages back that there had to be some purple (my favourite non-black colour). I think that the purple cloak works well - I'm not sure which other garment would have suited the colour. Besides, purple is the colour of nobility and she is the daughter of an Earl, so it makes sense for her to have a purple cloak :)

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    2. Kris, the hair does need more highlighting, but some of the flat look is due to the lighting. The weather has been horrid and I had to shoot this indoors. I'm going to tinker with her and hopefully when I photograph her for the story, the hair will be better.

      She is noble and the heir to her fathers title!

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  19. Nice work!
    I hope things go well at the doctors. As well as they can.

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  20. Love the work you do on faces Anne.

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  21. Fabulous Anne, the face is particulaly successful.

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  22. I love the story behind this Anne, that instead of being your traditional girl who falls into the woman's role she's decided to go to war, she's well painted too.

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  23. I love a figure with cleavage, especially a well painted figure...with cleavage!

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  24. I'm fascinated. Good choice of colors, great paint work, The highlights and shadings are looking very well. Keep on your good work Anne!
    Regards
    Bruno

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    1. I'm working my way through a bit of a painting crisis right now. A couple of the figures I bought are beyond my abilities and I've had to set them aside till I break through this thing.

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  25. ooh, Lord Lipton and Earl Grey, seems like I met the fellas!

    Sorry to hear about hubs, will keep fingers crossed, Annzie!

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    1. You and the Spawn need to talk about tea. She brews green tea a couple of times a day and drinks from a tea bowl. My mother is spinning in her grave over that one.

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    2. she did LIKE my Lipton post over at Facebook. I myself don't like green tea, but black one, the stronger the better, with rich flavour, but here we can find only Lipton's Yellow Label and some bad labels. I do drink my tea each morning with sweetener and lemon - this second thing probably makes most Brits turn in their graves :) I could never drink it with milk....
      And I have a collection of cups and mugs, at least two dozens... I especially like seethrough ones, so that I can see the colour of tea in them.

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  26. Yet another great paint job, right there. Love the little backstory that comes with 'em, as well.
    And hmm, the doctors appointments don't sound like much fun. Hope they can patch your husband up quick and well!

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  27. Nice work, Anne, you are very consistent with your style of painting. Plus the rapid-firing of puns, which are totally delicious, almost knocked me out of my office chair!!

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    1. Thank you Jay! I was hoping some people would get the jokes :)

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  28. A lovely strawberry blonde haridan and good boobs!

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    1. Are you calling my avatar a haridan? *shakes rolling pin menacingly*

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  29. A great looking figure Anne!! Very nice!!!

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  30. My compliments for this beautiful work ..

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  31. WOW Anne, this a awesome piece of art, perfect colors, lot of details, amazing!
    Well done, I am impressed!

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  32. More well wishes for the husband. And cool figurine. She sounds a little like the woman I write about. :)

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  33. Absolutely stunning Anne that face is gorgeous. Best wishes to the Hubby

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  34. Great work Anne, a fine figure

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  35. Great work Anne, The colour combinations are great and I like the back story.

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  36. i love it! this girl kinda looks like me...wish i sounded more confident like her...:D

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  37. she looks like a female superhero...in fact I wouldn't mind seeing someone in her exact costume in the next Avengers or JLA movies. ha

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  38. Very nicely done Anne. One of the things I love about checking on your blog is that I can see a huge improvement with every miniature you paint.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it.

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  39. Brilliant colors. You're such a great artist.

    xoRobyn

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  40. Hope all goes well for your hubby. I have to say this lady looks great, not sure about her face though. Not saying anything is wrong, it's just I have not looked that far up ;-)

    Ian

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    1. This is one of those things where a women has to say to a man "Ahem, my eyes are up here" Glad you like the cleavage, I mean figure!

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  41. Great work Anne, Tamsin is a dangerous woman if ever there was one... certainly I dread the idea of getting in her bad books

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  42. Love it! And not just because of a weakness for redheads. Great color selections and work on her face and hair.

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  43. I really like her eyes.. I didn't know you could get the pupil to look so correct like that. Maybe it's the size or maybe I've been seeing not-so-well before.

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  44. Beautiful...I'm in love with her hair!

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  45. Hope everything is well with your husband. :) Love this little warrior woman. I love my kick ass babes and she looks fantastic. Adore the background story you gave her.

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  46. That's a real lovely lady you have painted Anne! Keep up the good work and good luck for the hubby!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  47. Lookin' good and it looks like you're having a ton of fun with this hobby. Cool beans.

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