Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Some Zulus

A while back I bought a whole pile of Black Tree Designs Zulu Wars figures while they were having a sale. I then decided that I was never going to get around to painting them all and sold them to Brian down south. He has since painted them all up and ordered more!
I did keep a dozen figures each of Zulus, British and Boers though, with the idea that these might be the basis for companies for In Her Majesty's Name.  As I sold the other IHMN companies to Geoff in the South Island, I thought I'd paint up the rest of these figures and offer them to him as well. So here are the first lot - the Zulus.

Zulu characters.
Four Zulu Warriors
And another four warriors, two with firearms.
The fact that these guys took me so long to do and don't look any better than Brian's efforts helps me realise that I made the correct decision not to pursue a large scale Zulu Wars project. Painting 120+ Zulus would have driven me insane(r)!

Nate

17 comments:

  1. Very nice work, they're really eye-catching even with such a limited colour palette. Good call not to paint 120 though! Reminds me of the movie... "Zulus sir, thousands of them!" :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul. I'm pretty sure I felt just as daunted as the men of the 24th at the thought of painting them all.

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  2. They look great Nate.

    Geoff, you need these!!!

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    1. Thanks Rodger. I think Geoff is of the same opinion!

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  3. Splendid! A great set of characters...

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  4. Your Zulus look great! With these 12 finished you would have been 1/10 of the way through 120. You could have persevered.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. A very rational way of looking at it, but I didn't enjoy painting them enough to want to pursue it.

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    1. Thanks Legatus. I think they were Vallejo flat brown washed in Army Painter dark tone ink and then highlighted with a mix of Vallejo flat brown and army painter leather brown... or something. I should really write this stuff down.

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  6. Nice skintones! great job on them all!

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  7. Nice stuff. You just reminded me I have some to dig out of the plasticpile to sell...

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