Thursday, 22 January 2015

10mm zulu's started.

 I have started my Zulu horde. These are al 10mm Pendraken and Newline Design 10mm colonial Zulus.

They really were no fun to paint, not that they are bad figures  just that they are monotonous. So much brown and white. And not a lot of other colours at all. I could have painted the shields in different colours but as I want them to represent the tribe that attacked Rorke' s Drift, that tribal force only used brown and white cow hide shields. Pure black or black and white or pure white shields in various combinations were used by the main body of troops to attack at Isanwanda but as my mate Tim is building the drift it would be wrong to paint the shields different colours. At least at present as I need to get a few, quite a few, more done first.

Here is a second batch. My eyeballs were not quite bleeding just yet. So I decided to limit it to a mere 36 this time. 

All the figures are for "Blackpowder" and are mounted on either single bases (3 figures to a stand) or double stands (6 figures). This should allow me to adopt some suitable table top formations when a game starts. And also to fit neatly round any terrain that I need to. But I admit it's still a lot of bases to move.

I have several hundred more to do so I expect by the end you will be as bored of them as I am. So I am having a weeks break from them and come back to them next week. which means you can expect to see more in a fortnights time (I hope).

That's it for today's update I hope you are having a really good day. Take care and all the best from me.

Cheers Clint




26 comments:

  1. Well, rather you than me, Clint! They do look impressive, so well done there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mate. I have hundreds to do! And it is driving me quite doo-lally!

      Delete
  2. They look great! Even more so considering that they are 10mm! Don't mind the monotonous bit of them, but the size would do my head in! Good on you, and good luck with the next batch(s)!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kyle. It is a struggle to do them. But when you start seeing them all masses together it starts to look worth it.

      Delete
    2. Oh I am sure it will be quite a sight there indeed! Especially at that scale you can literally get hundreds on a table easily! Just think of the points towards the painting comp though to push you through them! :D

      Delete
    3. And hundreds is what I need to paint.
      Struggling this week on the painting challenge. May not get anything finished!
      Cheers mate

      Delete
  3. Amazing looking figures - hard to believe you painted so much detail on this scale.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Dean they are a labour of LOATHING! Okay they are not all that bad, but not too much fun to paint.

      Delete
  4. They look brilliant. Nice job Clint.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Brummie. They are a pain to do but look good all together.

      Delete
  5. Well done Clint! I really don't know how you do it at that scale, it would drive me nuts. They look great altogether.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who says I am not nuts? Thanks Bob

      Delete
  6. Great dent into your masses of Zulus Clint, they do look really good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joe still got several hundred to go.

      Delete
  7. They look really good though, so hopefully you can take some comfort from that

    Ian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ian. You can never have enough Zulus. And the more you have the better they start to look.

      Delete
  8. A great start but I know what you mean about facing painting hundreds of nearly the same figure. It can be very demoralising. Just have to push through and think of the end result.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mate you are right of course. I have enough British that's for sure. Enough to start doing them in Khaki for the Sudan or Boer war that's for sure.

      Delete
  9. Now look at all those, splendid job Clint.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Michael. It feels like the tip of the iceberg.

      Delete
  10. The things we do to ourselves in the pursuit of a game... :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's quite an impressive goal you set for yourself Clint.

    I am not much into the Zulus, and I, too think they are too monotoneous. You could paint hundreds of knights, each being special, but with half naked guys, there isn't a lot of room for creativity.

    I would paint some units with black and white shields myself, it's a minor difference and it can help you keep your mojo.

    Also, when I was painting 15mm it was all about the bases, did you consider painting their bases all nice and flashy, and you'd just paint them as they are "there" :D.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mathyoo. I will get there in the end. It is just going to take longer than I first thought!

      Delete
  12. Very impressive, nice job on these Zulus!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are a pain but have come out alright in the end. Thanks Phil

      Delete

Please feel free to leave a comment.