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Author Topic: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!  (Read 1806 times)

Offline Arundel

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 03:59:49 PM »
Good heavens, Eric! Looks like you've figured out how to assemble them with no trouble...  ;)

Just curious: how many are we looking at there?

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 07:46:59 PM »
Thats 750 Zulus...90% are Warlord, plus a box of Wargames Factory, Commanders all Black Tree

Can you have a square of Zulus?



The whole Zulu project is documented on my Shed wars blog if interested including refigfhts of Isandlwhana and Rorkes Drift


Assembling plastics - easy cut everything off the sprue first and assemble a box at a time

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »
Bloody hell.  :o :o :o  Thats not 750 that's 'Thaasands of em'  Wonderful stuff.

Offline Arundel

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 09:35:33 PM »
"Man killing machine," indeed!

Isn't there a line from history (gulp - or was it the film?!) where some poor Tommy comes dashing back to the lines, panting "Here they come, thick as grass and black as hell!"? Memory wobbles and the books are away, but it was something like that. At any rate, that's what I'd say facing that collection! Splendid work!

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2018, 09:50:16 PM »
"Here they come, black as hell and thick as grass!"  It was a man called Bob Hall, a civilian meat contractor who had been at Isandlwana, and then later on had the misfortune to find himself at Rorke's Drift. He was with the Native Horse that decided that riding away was a better prospect than having to face the Zulu for a second time in one day. And their flight precipitated that of all the NNC that were at the station, too.

(I hadn't memorized that, my books are only a few feet away, and an Ian Knight one was waving at me and shouting "Me, sir! Me, sir! I know, sir!" in a eager, schoolboyish way. :)

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Offline Arundel

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 10:09:58 PM »
Thank you, Plynkes! Mr Knight never disappoints.

(At least I wasn't simply quoting the screenplay!  ::) )

Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 03:50:09 AM »
So I painted one of each from the Perry and Warlord kits. I like both, but prefer the Perry figures.

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Offline randwulf

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2018, 04:42:10 AM »
Hi,

I am just about to start painting some zulu figures myself.

Can you give any advice on the colour scheme for dark flesh tone?

Cheers,
Kev
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Offline Bloodaxe

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2018, 08:39:21 AM »
So I painted one of each from the Perry and Warlord kits. I like both, but prefer the Perry figures.

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They both look great.  Perry on left, Warlord on right? They seem to match alright.

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2018, 09:17:22 AM »
I love the Perry Plastic British Infantry!! Bought 3 boxes and painted one box so far !!! Some pics attached

Offline Gripweed

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2018, 12:58:29 PM »
Thanks guys!! Yes, the Perry figure is on the left :) Mike your Brits look fantastic!

Kev, I paint the Zulu flesh with a variety of paints. I use P3 Battlefield Brown, and Umbral Umber, GWs Rhinox Hide, and Vallejo's Chocolate Brown. The Chocolate Brown I drybrush P3 Gun Corps Brown, and the rest with Vallejo Dark Flesh. Thank for looking!

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2018, 01:01:03 PM »
I forgot to mention the whole figure is coated with Agrax Earthshade :D

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2018, 01:02:35 PM »
Looking good. The Perry figures are a quality step up from the Warlord ones. The proportions are better, the poses are better, the anatomy is better, the details are better, the overall effect is better.

I have some Perry Zulus in front of me to assemble right now... My first Zulus for a few years. They've tempted me back in...  ::) :)

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2018, 03:47:00 PM »
Looking forward to seeing them captain when you post them on this site 👍

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Re: Zulu! A bit more progress on my Zulus, with some kitbashing!
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2018, 05:08:39 PM »
Thanks Captain! I,too, look forward to seeing your Zulus. The Perry kits have really inspired me to get back into colonials. I I loved playing Sword and the Flame back in the 80s.