Saturday, 2 January 2016

From MartinC - Horns of the Bull Buffalo (155 Points)

I've finished the Zulu army. It seems to have taken all my life and not the 11 actual days it took. The final figures are a bit of a random selection and a final pass through the remaining figures resulted in me binning 20 as they were too poor.

1st up are the isiBabule regiment with pure white shields.


There are only 16 of these, not the usual 24 and they include 4 in captured redcoats.
Next up are a unit of 10 Zulus armed with captured rifles


Finally the command figures


These include Michael's prize if he manages to paint 38 Zulus 


I promised a group shot but it's right on the limits of my phone (the panorama function nearly melted)  and so is large and tiny at the same time. I tried a video but I couldn't fit them all in in less than 100Mb. For scale this is the short edge of my 6ft by 4ft gaming board



Overall I have 7 regiments (1 was painted before the challenge), a slack handful of rifle men and a command group. I'm glad I've finished them as they have been stalking my lead mountain for 2 years since I bought them very badly painted from ebay for £35. After getting over the shock of the poor quality, cleaning them, rebasing them and generally not melting them down into a door stop I'm glad they are done. They are not my best work, it appears that I have to be inspired to do my best work, but they will do nicely.

Now I'm off to paint some figures with no brown in them.

First, congratulations in getting this project behind you Martin! That was a very impressive amount of work done in very quick-time (and infinitely better than melting them down into a door-stop). I now look forward to seeing Michael's rejoinder. It's like watching Cricket! The poor fellow has a bit of brisk bowling ahead of him....
I also look forward to seeing what you branch out into after this Herculean effort.
 Well done!

30 comments:

  1. You have achieved in 11 days exactly the points I want to achieve in 3 months. Tremendous. Utterly tremendous.

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    1. Cheers mate. Kinda knackered now. Need to get some redcoats and some rules, unless I write some

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  2. Cheers Curt. I have 2 more armies to paint but a little rest for a couple of days and maybe paint something completely different

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    1. Good cricket analogy. Love cricket, especially when it takes 5 days

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    2. Especially when you play a five day game, and it turns out to be a draw because one side is delaying the action! Cheers, PD

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  3. Marvellous work Martin! :)

    I think you'll be hard pressed to find something with no brown in it. Maybe just give in and paint an army of ancient Nubians ;)

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    1. That's scarily close to the next plan. Cheers

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  4. Very fast work indeed! Well done!

    Christopher

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  5. More! Blimey... Well done getting through them

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  6. Martin
    Well done in this project. The rapid fire painting works really well when your army depends in numbers. Your command stand shows what you can do when you slow down
    Cheers, PD

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  7. Wow! That's a LOT of impis!

    I can only imagine what's up next!

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  8. Well done - a most impressive looking force

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  9. Surely that much brown does things to the mind? Hopefully you make a full recovery before continuing your trail blazing endeavours! Either way it was well worth it. Brilliant!

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    1. Yes it does. It;s not the colour of magic that's for sure

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  10. Great job on these. I especially like the command group. Once again I just love the way you do the challenge. A grand project finished. Bravo!

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  11. Less than two weeks into the challenge and you finish a project just started! It's hardly fair LOL

    Ian

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    1. And yet i'm not top of the leader board:)

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  12. 11 DAYS!? Stunning. My hat is off to you, sir.

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  13. Grand work,Martin! They look splendid on the table too! ;)

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