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Offline Mike1879

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Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« on: November 25, 2021, 07:46:10 PM »
Purchased two sets of these beautifully sculpted Empresses Miniatures Anglo Zulu War limber teams. This one is depicted pulling a 7pdr RML field gun. A pleasure to paint and well worth the wait for its long awaited release.

Offline Paul Hicks

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 11:27:36 PM »
Excellent work there!

Offline Ranthony

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2021, 12:18:02 AM »
These are delightful.

There is still a quite active discussion amongst Zulu war enthusiasts as to the fate of the limbers/carriages at Isandlwana, probably due to the very graphic nature of their demise and the accounts relating the desperate struggle in the press.
By most accounts, a full carriage, with the remains of men and horses, having fought to escape the field, was suspended over a deep ravine, witnessed months later by Archibald Forbes I believe and there is, in 'Zulu rising'' something said on this.
The heart skips a beat thinking of these terrifying last moments.

I am very happy that Empress have put the effort into producing these and happier still to see you bringing them to fruition.

Thanks for sharing your work here, it is a source of inspiration.



Cheers

Ry

Exodus 1:10 KJV
Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

Offline jambo1

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2021, 05:31:51 AM »
Cracking work, really lovely work. A very impressive looking kit, what you expect from Empress, they really do produce some lovely stuff. :)

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 04:00:07 PM »
Fantastic job! I can't wait to get mine!
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 04:09:31 PM »
Splendid Mike  :-*

Offline Isasi

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 07:44:26 AM »
Great job.
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Offline Ash

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 11:25:17 AM »
Beautifully painted and based.

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2021, 10:44:19 PM »
Thanks guys for all the kind comments. Much appreciated  :)

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2021, 09:43:31 AM »
Brilliant job  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline JBaumal

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 03:00:05 PM »
Awesome brush work and basing!!!! Very motivating. I must finish my limbers.

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2022, 06:34:37 PM »
Lovely brushwork.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2022, 12:15:36 PM »
Mike,

May I ask, what size base did you use for the limber, what material and how thick was the base please?

asking for a friend who has had upsetting warping experiences ;) :)

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2022, 06:59:56 PM »
Atheling, the bases used for my limbers are from Warbases.
They are 200mm (8) long x 50 mm (2) wide. Thickness is 2mm.
I have attached a photo of the base.
I cut some criss cross grooves on the one side using a craft knife to assist the texturing adhere to the base.
I use Warbases for most of my basing particularly cavalry models.

Hope this helps.
Mike

Offline Atheling

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Re: Empress Miniatures AZW limber team
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2022, 08:10:41 PM »
Atheling, the bases used for my limbers are from Warbases.
They are 200mm (8) long x 50 mm (2) wide. Thickness is 2mm.
I have attached a photo of the base.
I cut some criss cross grooves on the one side using a craft knife to assist the texturing adhere to the base.
I use Warbases for most of my basing particularly cavalry models.

Hope this helps.
Mike

Given the length of time since the thread was last added to, thanks for the (very) prompt reply Mike  8)

May i squeeze in another cheeky question please?

What do you use to texture the base please?

I've been using filler/spackling then PVA with sand added which might account for the warpage I am sometimes getting on large bases   ??? :? :?

 

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