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Offline Arthur

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Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:55:08 PM »







ETA is January 22nd or 23rd, to coincide with the 139th anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
She-ite, just when I thought I,d finished painting Zulus .........

Offline Alcide Nikopol

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »
These look quite nice.
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Offline dbsubashi

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 08:45:11 PM »
Hmmm, might be good Summer Islanders for GoT....

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 06:36:10 PM »
Damn nice  :-*

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 09:57:10 PM »
Chief Khoza looks like a man who enjoys a hearty breakfast,lunch,tea and supper. lol

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 10:40:35 PM »
I much prefer these to Warlord's- the arm-to-body join is more sensible and these don't appear to be body builders that concentrated on ab work. I presumed these would be very believable, they look great.
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
I agree. I like what they’ve done with the shoulder joint - another nifty bit of innovation.

Offline londoncalling

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 11:31:25 PM »
Hopefully there will be a box of nnc hot on its trail  8)

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 12:00:11 AM »
Glad I held off on buying any Zulus in bulk, these look so slick. Long live the Perrys!  :D

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 07:11:59 AM »
a year too late for me.... :'(

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 07:54:02 AM »
very nice indeed
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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 09:20:47 AM »
Purely a matter of style, but I prefer shields to be smooth rather than have the hair sculpted on them. I don't really feel that level of detail is warranted at this scale, as to my eye it seems over-done. The hair on cow-hide shields is pretty smooth and flat, I don't need it represented in the sculpt, I'd rather suggest it with my painting.

But that's just me.


Also not sure about putting casualty figures in a plastic set. Surely you want to maximize rank and file in such a set, and leave the casualties for a separate metal pack? Reminds me a little of those old Airfix packs that habitually included a bunch of bizarre unusable poses that always had to sit out one's childhood miniature battles.


Those minor gripes aside, these are really, really nice. :)

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Offline levied troop

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 03:23:05 PM »
Those look great, wish I hadn’t sold my Zulu project last year  :(
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Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:45 PM »
This is my first post on this thread, I have been following it with interest for some time. Thanks to Plynkes and the other administrators for allowing me to join the forum 👍
Anyway !! I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Perry Brothers Plastic Zulus for some time and now having seen them Wow !!!!
Beautiful sculpts with loads of character and loads of choices on the sprues to create a wide variety of poses, both married and unmarried warriors. Looking forward to their release on the 22nd January. Painting them should be fun and I hope to post some pictures when done.
Attached are some painted examples on the Perrys website by Steve May!!

 

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