Monday, 2 January 2017

MONDAY - A Zulu Painters work is never done! (Clint B) FOR MONDAYS MINION ( 223 10mm figures)

Well I have had to show these today as I have simply run out of room on my painting table! Yeah I know that sounds like a boast. I was going to show the whole horde in one Paint Bomb, but I just ran out of space (and enthusiasm). The Enthusiasm is returning again though

Just for the record I have about 200 more still to paint! So you will be seeing these again! Well different ones, but the same sculpts and again painted by me. Before anyone gets carried away the unit on the left has been on the AHPC before and is just to show the HORDE as it is today. I do of course refer you to Here and Here which only show the Guys on the FAR left. (Brown and white shields).

The White shields will be unmarried and un-blooded and there are Currently 66 of those.  I need ! more base of 6 to complete the unit!

The Married (White headdress) with Black and white shields Number 72. And Are a complete unit! (Yippee!)


This unit  (black shield) is currently 3 figures (a single base) short. And weighs in at 63 Figures. (a few bases only have 5 figures on them when they should have 6, but sometimes You fail to notice the 3 lighter bases in figure counts). But I have run out of figure in headdress for now so this unit may have to wait until the next show I can get to!



The last unit (for today) are rifle armed skirmishers. A total of 22 figures with 2 figures to a base for 1 base short of finishing! I am sure I have at least 1 more rifle armed Zulu so they will get finished soon.



 A few gratuitous shots at the end, which do little to show how they are painted or the detail involved. Trust me on 10mm Zulus there is only so much Detail to paint. A lot of it is either skin or white feathers and Bases. Needless to say for now I am sick of painting Zulus so I will have a small break and paint larger scales for a while.

So the running total is (feel free to count them in the pictures). 223 Zulus painted since the start of the challenge.

The miniatures are mostly Newline Design and a sprinkling of Pendraken Miniatures. Both makes are 10mm tall (1/200th scale). I find the Pendraken to be better (and more expensive) and with a winder range of poses. If I was doing this project again I would stick to Pendraken.

  • Black shield and Headdress= 63
  • Solid Brown shields with rifles = 22
  • Black and White shields and Headdress =72
  • White shields Unmarried/un-blooded = 66

For a total of 223 Zulus painted and based and ready for war. (Gaming). If my Minion wants to check my Maths (that would be advised)make it either more or less that is OK with me I am just glad to be half way there for a planned game. Like I SAID DO NOT count the guys with white and Brown shields they are seen 2 years ago in the challenge! They are only shown because I know at least 1 Blogger who like to see the horde as complete as it is at any one moment in time! I will be starting the next part of the horde in a day or two!

So as I look at this I am now OVER half way (for now) So just because I can. The final Battle from the Film. Still a great film and thank goodness Hollywood have not tried to re make it!


MilesR: 223 Zulus!!!! That's more than they had in the film as extras.  Lets see 223 10mm infantry figures will net you a tidy 223 points (at one point per figure)

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    1. Thank you Adam. Only about 200 more to go for me. I hope some more this week.

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  2. Thank you Miles. I was expecting you to change he title. And take out the FOR MONDAY's Minion section.

    Either way thank you for the points.

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  3. Zulu! Nice work Clint. I haven't looked at Pendraken's Anglo-Zulu war range, but I'm a bit fan of their fantasy range.

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    1. Thank you Rod. I prefer Pendraken to either Newline Design or Magistum Militum but MM are quite nice for Colonial British. I would like to start on some Pendraken Fantasy, but that will have to wait until the next challenge at the earliest.

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    1. Thank you Martin. It is a thankless task painting so many. But altogether they do look like an army.

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  5. Fantastic painting work. There are a lot of them!

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    1. Thank you Juan. I have cleaned up the next batch, but I feel the need for a change before starting the next 100 or so.

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  6. Holy Cow! (see what I did there?) That's a great looking army. I can't believe you were able to stay focused through all of that. They look great!

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    1. Cheers Mate. After a while your eyes start to bleed! Just kidding, they are not brilliantly painted but from 2 feet away the mass has an effect!

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  7. Hurrah! What entry ... grand stuff

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    1. Thank you Dave, 1 Zulu is never enough, 30 minutes later you always want another one!

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  8. "Zulus, Sah! Farsands...well, 223...of them!"

    Nice work Clint :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I was going to hold on and do them all as a paint bomb. Just undercoated the next batch! (only 30 this time)

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  9. Stunning work mate. Some serious patience as well as painting skills on display here.

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    1. Thanks Lee, I would Love to say they are a joy to paint, THEY ARE NOT! You will see them at the "spring Skirmish " show in March. About 200 still to paint! (The British are all done.) The only question is will I make Rorkes Drift for the "Defensive Terrain" Bonus round! I have no plans to but I do like the idea!

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  10. Blimey Clint, you have been a busy boy!! Top brushwork ol' chap!

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    1. Thanks Ray. Busy, you do not know the half of it! I am even looking after my sisters 2 dogs and 2 Horses! And I have finished the Armour Bonus round entry and my admission fee. Which I post to the next blogger tomorrow! It is a good job I am not sleeping at the moment!

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  11. Wow Clint, those look amazing en masse!

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    1. Thanks Peter, another 200 should finish them. (I need them for a show in March!)

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  12. Great work! And the horde looks so good at that scale.

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    1. Thank you Spiro. Personally I think for Zulus you do need a mas to make them look good. 12 figures does not look like a unit.

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  13. Epic numbers and they do look good too

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, the light is now at the end of the tunnel. I have 30 more undercoated, to finish of a few units. (including the Brown and white shield unit... I make that 24 figures short at the moment. (But I may be able to get away with 20 figures.)

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  14. Wow, I love the look of the mass of these figures. 10mm is a great scale for this period. Terrific stuff Clint.

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    1. Thank you Curt. As I keep saying when it comes to Zulu armies when you think you have enough you are just approaching 1/2 way to having enough! More is always better with Zulus.

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    2. More is better, and even more is betterer!

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  15. That's a lot of Zulu's! Nice work Clint.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher. There are more to come, I would estimate between 100 and 200 still to paint.

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  16. Great to see masses of Zulu a truly impressive sight great brush work

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    1. Thank you James. Far from great brushwork. I am a little rushed at present.

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  17. Zulus, Mr Rico! Zillions of 'em!
    Kudos to you, Clint, prolific and well done as well.

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    1. Thank you Michael. The next little batch are prepped, but I will have at least 1 week before I start them. But there are more coming.

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    1. Thank you Barks. I am changing scale and setting for the next post or two.

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  19. It just wouldn't be AHPC without zulus, fez, camels... :)
    Two hundred and twenty-three made me do a double take as it is an auspicious number for American rifles or the current popular 0.223!
    Made me do a double take!
    Brilliant impis, Clint! Even at 10mm that is a lot of work!

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    1. Thanks David, yes it is a lot of work. And there are more to come ONCE I can face them again.

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  20. The ONLY way to do zulus properly is em masse. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Millsy. Quantity has a quality all of its own. (I realised last night I have the units too small! by about a 1/4)

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  21. Brilliant, the sheer mass of these boys is really shown off at this scale.

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    1. Thanks Jamie I have not finished yet... more to come.

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