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Anglo-Zulu War 1879

Posted by despertaferro on 25 Feb 2021, 12:51

Hi...

Some more stuff to increase my british army in zululand...

Sailor's manned artillery and a landed party to reinforce my Naval Brigade plus a British army Command base.

I hope you are all ok

Best wishes

Joan



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Posted by Bill Slavin on 25 Feb 2021, 14:13

Once again, masterful work! I love how whatever clothing you paint, with your layering it looks as if it has been lived in roughly for the past six months. Brilliant.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 25 Feb 2021, 15:23

Once again you have managed to get the atmosphere exactly right in my opinion with another fine collection.

Unfortunately the faces of some of these guys are horrible and obviously not your fault.

Newline have a wonderful group in their ACW artillery section of bareheaded chaps ideal for head swaps.

Alternatively, Egberts inspirational method of slicing faces between the neck and cap allows beautifully expressive faces for those who had the misfortune of not pleasing the sculpter .

Excellent work.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Minuteman on 26 Feb 2021, 09:06

A very good collection of figures, excellently painted. The lighting and muted colours reminds us that the sun is not always shining in South Africa!

Egbert's innovation mentioned by Chris regarding faces is a new one on me, but i presume this entails slicing off the face and 'transplanting' a better new one from somewhere?? I can see that this would work for a few highly-detailed diorama figures, but I doubt I will be embarking on this exercise for the 300 + ''faceless' 'Canadian (British) infantry that are from HaT and are in my WW1 stash for future wargames army purposes.

I have to say that whole head swaps with the headgear retrofitted back on sounds slightly easier to me.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 26 Feb 2021, 13:11

Whoops, there is a misunderstanding here.

This is not a ‘Face off’ ( weird film) thing.

The cut is horizontal between the neck and head gear.

Egbert used the Waterloo 1815 officers heads on some of his Scots Greys to great effect.

They like the Italieri Offerings are beautiful.

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Chris
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Posted by Peter on 27 Feb 2021, 13:14

Wonderfull painted marines! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Feb 2021, 16:20

My favorite face is the sailor holding the ram rod in the final two pictures.

Some of the men have their hat brim lowered so the shadow obscures the face.

Good to see Joan painting some more stuff. I have probably asked you this before, but how do you store all your prodigous output? You have painted up enough armies to fill a small gymnasium during the years I have been observing your excellent work.
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Posted by Kekso on 17 Mar 2021, 14:11

Your armies must look awesome when presented all together at one place.
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Posted by despertaferro on 20 Apr 2021, 11:21

Hi...

Another unit for my anglo-zulu war's british army: the 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps. I like how these green uniforms came out. I tried to improve my washing because I wanted them very dusty in some areas but not too much brown covered... Little by little... :-D

Normally, on a unit like this, I base half of the figures on skirmishing deployment. Here I made just a 25%. I do not think the british dare to skirmish much on foot when the zulus were around...

I hope you like them and thank's for watching.

Take care!

Joan



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