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Offline Shipka

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28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« on: February 03, 2012, 08:31:49 AM »
Can anyone recommend suitable figs for Negro zouaves in 28mm..........?

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 08:41:03 AM »
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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 09:00:08 AM »
What headgear? If it's a kepi then you can use the perry plastic zoaves with their ACW26 Black Union Heads.
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Offline Kingscarbine

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 10:56:00 AM »
Perry plastic Zouaves with Ansars heads?

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 11:00:06 AM »
Woodbine Designs sell sprues of heads for Tirailleurs Sénégalais.



The fez might not be the exact shape you want, but it might make a good starting point, added to the body of the Zouave figure of your choice, such as the Perry plastic ones.
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Offline S J Donovan

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 03:33:12 AM »
Take a look at Castaway Arts http://www.castawayarts.com.au in the Ashanti wars British there are two different african zouave type one in fez and one in turban.  They are actually the West Indies Brit regt.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 07:09:11 AM »
I should ahve thought of Castaway, Gerry is a good chap to deal with. Alas they aren't quite what I'm after but maybe they'll suit Shipka.

Plynkes idea look's the ticket. I'd use the metal Perry zouaves as the plastic ones have distinctive leagwear.  Anyway apols for the thread hijack.

Offline Lt. Hazel

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 09:26:01 AM »
Anyway apols for the thread hijack.

Shame on you  ;) I just can´t imagie what you and Shipka are planning, but I would love to see some panited black Zouaves.

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 10:29:58 AM »
Woodbine Designs sell sprues of heads for Tirailleurs Sénégalais.

Thanks for the heads up Plynkes. Some other useful headgear there for my projects and I think the French officers can be converted for Portuguese East Africa (ooops... Apols for the thread hijack  :D).

Offline Shipka

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 08:40:06 AM »
I am seeking suitable figs for South American wars

Offline argsilverson

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 11:33:31 AM »
I am seeking suitable figs for South American wars

Franco prussian war french and prussians are suitable among others for argentinians and chileans.
FPW french zouaves for the negro Bahia zouaves if you are to forget the facial characteristics.

BTW When I first saw an illustration of the Bahia Zouaves I thought their uniform jacket was green, but then I learned it was a misprint. The actual colour was blue.  
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Offline Lt. Hazel

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Re: 28mm Negro Zouaves - Best figures
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 12:00:04 PM »
I found this pic of an Bahian Zouave.

I think the idea with the Tirailleurs heads would do them justice. BTW very interesting conflict, I don´t no anythig about it.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 02:12:34 PM by Lt. Hazel »

 

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