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Offline Ogrob

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »
Scour it with a knife and rub salt and pepper in. You get crackling...

Bril.

I like Scale 75 African Shadow as base, black for shading, and African Shade mixed with P3 Idrian Flesh for highlights.

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2018, 02:50:45 PM »
This is a good triad for African flesh https://www.blackhat.co.uk/product/cdatr08-dark-brown-triad/
I used the above for the musket men below.

A simpler way to do it is to mix black with orange, then highlight by adding more orange then add a touch of white for final highlight.
I used this for the chieftain below.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 02:58:36 PM by Jeff965 »

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »
I have used Foundry Dusky Flesh 6.  Alternative versions are Dark African but this produces a very dark skin

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2018, 06:04:29 PM »
Iíve tried Foundry Triad 26 African Flesh. Itís good but a little reddish!!!
Iíve recently tried out the Foundry Triad 21 Dark African flesh but that is quite dark.
As mentioned above the Black Hat Triad Coat Díarms dark brown is good.!!!
No reason why youíre Zulus canít have a mixture of skin tones as they would in reality!!
Iíve just test painted some of the new Perry Plastic Zulus using all three colours mentioned above. They are currently in the varnishing process so hopefully will post a couple of pics in a couple of days !!!!!

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2018, 10:55:37 PM »
Some pics of my recently test painted Perry Plastic Zulus including the free model of Ntshingwayo !!!
The pictures taken on my I phone arenít the best as the lighting shows the models lighter than they actually are. Anyway pic 1 is s group shot. Pic 2 painted using The Coat Díarms Dark Brown Triad. Pic 3 painted using Foundry triad 21 Dark African flesh. Pic 4 painted using Foundry triad 26 African flesh and finally pic 5 rear group shot. The models are simple to assemble, I assembled a whole box in a day!!

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2018, 11:02:32 PM »
Unfortunately I cannot post the pictures at this time as the site wonít allow me to do so !!!

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2018, 11:36:02 PM »
If you are going for a vast number of Zulus (in my mind this is obligatory) and not worried about highlights can I recommend Halfords Camo Brown Spray followed by dark tone dip



not the best paint job but I did churn out over 600 in six months


Offline bazookajoe

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2018, 02:20:57 AM »
I like them.   Great work.

I see the guy on the far left has a cracked off spear shaft.  I had exactly the same problem with that Warlord Zulu arm.  I think about 3 or 4 of them cracked off.

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2018, 01:12:53 PM »
@Jeff965;-😳😳 Wow..beautiful painting there sir!

That chief is the bomb👏👏

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2018, 04:48:27 PM »
I can only manage to post these two due to file size limits. But these are pics 3 and 2 on the original post

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
None too shabby Mike  :)

When my eyes are back in order, I will be getting a box and doing a few of these to see how they stand up alongside my Copplestone / quasi-Copplestone (Casting Room) Zulus...


Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2018, 06:11:18 PM »
Looking forward to seeing them Captain!!!
Always admired your painting of Africans so be nice to see how they stack up.
Nice figures you will enjoy painting them !!

Offline bazookajoe

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2018, 03:22:31 AM »
Just got my Perry Zulus and will start working on them right away.  The bonus figure looks great.

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2018, 10:42:00 AM »
Yes he is a nice figure. When I asked them the Perryís indicated they might be releasing some more Zulu personality figures !!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Perry Plastic Zulus Coming Later This Month
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2018, 10:53:27 AM »
This is great news! You have a very nicely painted collection!
I wish you have many exciting games with them!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Ė Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

 

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