Tuesday, 29 December 2015

From MartinC - The 5:15 from Bulawayo (120 Points)

Bing Bong. "The train arriving on platforms 2, 3, 4 and 5 is coming in sideways." Sorry but it is one of my favourite jokes.

I'm still feeling under the weather and taking afternoon naps (the medicinal benefits of a box of After 8 Mints is yet to be proved), so I'm a little behind where I would like to be. That and Zulus are boring to paint.



These are the uKhandempemvu regiment, and were painted, like the other regiments because of their interesting grey shields and not because of  historical accuracy.


The warriors are undercoated in black car primer spray, painted with Foundry African Flesh and then eyes, mouths and muscle tone filled in with African Flesh Shade. Head bands, loin cloths and leopard tails are Foundry buff leather, semi dry brushed, or I use black or Vallejo Mahogany Brown for different tails. Feathers are semi dry brushed with white or red and spears and arm bands are Foundry metal. Shields are painted to a higher standard as they are the interesting part of the figures


The bases are card (old ring binders are fab source for this) the figures are fixed in place with hot melt glue. The elephant grass is coya and is fixed in place with hot melt at the same as the figures. This is mainly around the edge but also it fill in gaps between figures.


Only 72 figures left to paint then these are done. I may paint something else next for a change.

Even after an 'After Eight' hangover the Zulu juggernaught keeps rolling on with this striking grey-shielded regiment. Once again, great work Martin. Thanks for providing your recipe on how you're doing up these units. Your approach of concentrating on the shields while keeping the figures themselves relatively simple has really paid off.  You're creating a very fine force here.
120 points to add to your impressive total - well done!

34 comments:

  1. Very nice, you really are building up a great force to use.

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  2. Keep them coming sir, lovely work

    Ian

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  3. Choo Choo! You are working like a Trojan. Excellent stuff.

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  4. I can see I have some catching up to do!

    Less posting, more painting!

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  5. They look just as impressive as your other regiments, I hope you will include a group shot when you finish them!

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  6. Cheers all. Nearly finished them. It's now last years resolution to finish them this year. However off to see the Force Awakens tomorrow afternoon so we will have to see

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    1. another afternoon nap after the Force Awakens perhaps? Great work.

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  7. Blimey, they just keep coming! Only one to go now right?

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    1. 1 like this and some individual based figures in case I don't want to field them all

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  8. Nice work here! Going to be awesome to see it all together!

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    1. Cheers, plan to finish them tomorrow and post all on 1st

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  9. "Only 72 figures left to paint..." Wowzers! This is why I will never venture into this genre...

    Really looking forward to the shot of the whole army together in one go. I suspect you'll need to set your camera on "Panorama". ;)

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    1. may have to do a video. Actually only 28 left now - I binned 20 as they were too poor quality to paint and I have of course finished another 24

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  10. Sorry to hear that you are still under the weather, mind you it doesn't seem to have slowed you down too much! Great job Martin.

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  11. Great looking Zulus!

    Even under the weather and you're still this productive - wow

    Feel better

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  12. I think the way you're painting these really hits the mark. Well done.

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  13. Well you Only... Need 4000 for Rorkes Drift,.. I am sure you can finish them for March !

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