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Author Topic: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!  (Read 1188 times)

Offline Gripweed

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I have made more progress on the Zulus, the Perry plastics have re-energized my desire to paint.

First the married:
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Then the unmarried:
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I kitbashed some Perry and Warlord Games plastics (With the obligatory British photo bomb):
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I have not decided what to do with the movement trays yet, but they will help immensely in moving the Impi.

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 08:07:19 PM »
Excellent!! The kitbashing works well with both manufacturers!! Love the Perry Zulus 👍

Offline Bloodaxe

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 11:28:08 PM »
Wow, they look AWESOME!  Do the Perry/Warlord Zulu look good side by side?

How about the Brits?

Thanks for posting, hope to see more!


Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 03:09:59 AM »
Thanks guys! The Warlord and Perry mix perfectly in my opinion.

Offline Bloodaxe

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 03:29:33 AM »
Thanks guys! The Warlord and Perry mix perfectly in my opinion.

Are the British up next?

Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 04:08:54 AM »
I do have a box of each, but have not assembled a Perry Brit yet. I will post a comparison pic once I assemble one.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 04:22:09 AM by Gripweed »

Offline Plynkes

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 08:57:56 AM »
Very nice indeed. I really wish I could get over my (somewhat) irrational loathing of plastics, so I could churn out some stuff like you have. I have bought quite a few boxes of Perry and other manufacturers, but whenever I sit down to make some I remember how much I cannot stand the fiddly little bastards and put them aside for some so far fictional "later."

Those Perry Zulus are really nice, though (apart from the horrible shields, but hey, Empress sell nice ones separately). They may well be the models that finally make me face my fear of plastic.

Anyway, sorry for the digression, I really like these. I look forward to seeing more of this project.



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Offline Driscoles

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 10:03:17 AM »
Very nice....reminds me of my Zulu project!
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Offline Arundel

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 02:34:27 PM »
Plynkes brings up the issue that has always kept me from diving into these plastic sets (well, that and the fact I don't need another project... ::) ). Aren't these pretty fiddly to assemble? As I understand it both arms, the head and shields all have to be cut from their sprues, made to fit into their respective holes and then glued into place - it just sounds like a lot of work. Pictures of yours truly squinting, cursing, gluing fingers together and other frustrations rise, miasma-like, in the mind. But then, I'm more a painter and gamer than a modeler.

They are lovely figures, though, and you have done a cracking job on them!  :D

Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 03:07:37 PM »
They are a bit fiddly, but with a little practice I can get one together in about five minutes. I assemble them in batches of two or three before I go to bed. I find it quite relaxing, unless I drop a piece. Years ago I dropped the head for a Rafm ancient German figure. I spent hours looking for that head, and never did find it. I expect it will turn up when we rip up the downstairs carpet.  ;)

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 07:07:42 PM »
Great job
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Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2018, 02:03:37 AM »
Here is a comparison shot of the British. The Perry figure is on the left, and the Warlord on the right.


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Offline Bloodaxe

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2018, 03:22:18 AM »
Thanks.   From the pics on their websites- Perry has more figs in the box and command models, but Warlord has kneeling poses.

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 06:45:43 AM »
Looking great so far - can I recommend sabot trays for moving these around

Having assembled almost seven hundred plastic Zulus it becomes quite straightforward and they are probably one of the easiest armies to paint




Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 03:27:13 PM »
Wow Eric, very impressive! I only own about 300 Zulus. I just bought a couple of packs of the Matabele from North Star to mix in  :)