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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2016, 10:45:10 PM »
I like you. You have a slower painting rate than even me.  ;)
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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 11:33:25 PM »
Yeah, well, I spend most of the day in the garden, working on a cobblestone edge around the entire lawn, so I just squeeze in a little hobby time here and there.

I expect to make faster progress when autumn sets in around here, as right now we have summer weather with temperatures well over 25 Centigrades. But I DO paint rather slowly, mostly because I don't paint all too often.

These Zulus are a bit slow to build, by the way - as I use poly cement, I need to let it settle completely before handling the minis too much, lest I displace a newly glued part.
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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 10:47:28 AM »
Welcome to the madness !

Can I recommend that you look at buying the big Zulu Army War sets on ebay - you'll get 120 of the natives for around 60. Much cheaper than buying regular regimental boxes of 30.

I have put together a list on my blog of Zulu War figure ranges if that helps

http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/zulu-war-28mm-figure-ranges.html

good luck and will watch with interest

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2016, 02:04:34 AM »
Thanks, but I already got 40 married Zulus in the second hand lot (from the Rorke's Drift set), and I ordered the box of unmarried Zulus from Wayland (20% discount) with some other boxes I 'needed' for other projects, so I have plenty for now.

I don't see myself painting hundreds of Zulus right away - first a company/impi for IHMN, then maybe expand it into a small force for OGAM (just need to figure out a suitable deity), then upgrade to Far Harad/'Mahud Warriors' units for a Harad army for God of Battles, by which time I should probably have about enough for using them for Congo, too, and for encounters with regular British forces (which need to be painted, too  ::) ).

All this will be done over time, though, as I have other plans to (try to) see through, running parallel with this.

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 10:14:05 PM »
Have been painting a bit. Still learning the ropes of African skin, and trying to find a fast way to do all those shield details...


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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2016, 09:17:46 PM »
First Zulu completed



Couple more pics and colour breakdown on my blog, for completeness' sake.

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2016, 10:20:53 PM »
He looks lovely and also accurate - I spent most my life in South Africa.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2016, 11:29:00 PM »
That skin is really great. Do you have a link to your blog sir? I couldn't see one.

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2016, 12:49:01 AM »
I was thinking the same thing!  Hope Argonor doesn't mind me posting what I managed to track down:

http://argonor-wargames.blogspot.com
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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2016, 01:15:29 AM »
He looks lovely and also accurate - I spent most my life in South Africa.

Thanks, I actually put a little more effort into it than I would have, were it not intended for small scale skirmish (IHMN) and instead for full scale Isandlwana battle and the likes.

That skin is really great. Do you have a link to your blog sir? I couldn't see one.

Thanks, and see below!

I was thinking the same thing!  Hope Argonor doesn't mind me posting what I managed to track down:

http://argonor-wargames.blogspot.com

That link is also embedded in the small 'globe' icon under my Avatar  ;)

The skin is Foundry 'African Flesh' triad applied directly from the pots. The next one will have an intermediate layer of African Flesh mixed with African Flesh Light for a smoother transistion (I hope).

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2016, 06:48:46 AM »
Thank you! I wondered what all those bits and bobs were  under people's names  lol

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2016, 08:09:04 PM »
Two of them, now, Siyanda and Bheka.



Almost identical painting, with a few exceptions.

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2016, 08:12:35 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2016, 10:31:15 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Argonor's Colonial Calamities
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2016, 07:58:44 PM »
I have begun working on the next batch of four...


 

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