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Posted by Rich W on 19 Jun 2019, 21:34

I've had a much needed break from painting French Indian War figures and moved on to the Zulu War.

First up I have painted the Hat set. The skin tone looks a little too dark so the next lot I will experiment with different shade. Overall I think this is quite a nice set with some good details. Although these may not be up to other zulu warriors I've seen painted on here, but for my first attempts I'm happy enough.

Any feedback or suggestions are as always welcome.

Thanks!

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Next up...more zulus (A Call to Arms set)
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 19 Jun 2019, 21:45

These are beautiful. I think you have handled the skin tones very well.
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Jun 2019, 07:51

Agree with Bill!
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Posted by MABO on 20 Jun 2019, 12:00

I also like the skin tones!
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Jun 2019, 14:31

Nicely painted.
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Posted by ariete on 05 Jul 2019, 18:41

i agree with the comments above, skin tone is right, we talking about deep black Africa people, in other words, maybe more simple, no moroccan there !
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Posted by Rich W on 26 Jul 2019, 19:53

Thanks for all your kind words!

Here are some A Call to Arms Zulus. A really nice set that compliments the Hat set well. I've trialled a lighter shade of brown to see how it looks.

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Next up, Hat British Artillery.
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Posted by Marvin on 28 Jul 2019, 11:33

I've always had an idea that I'd tackle the Anglo-Zulu War one day, so I'm interested in your developing efforts. To my untutored eye, your chosen skin tones look pretty good to me. May I ask what base colour you are using?
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Posted by Rich W on 12 Aug 2019, 18:48

Marvin, the first set of photos are using Vallejo burnt umber (70.941) whilst the second set are using vallejo german camouflage medium brown (70.826). I just added two coats of dark wash to it. No shading or highlights etc. When you compare the two sets in the flesh (so to speak!) rather than via photo, the burnt umber colour looks better. Hope that helps!
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Posted by Peter on 12 Aug 2019, 18:56

You need thousands of them! :mrgreen:

Great work so far! Looking forward to the next episode! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Rich W on 15 Aug 2019, 09:41

Here are my British artillery for the Zulu war. The figures are from Hat's colonial artillery and gatling gun sets.

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Feedback is always welcome. Thanks for looking!

Next up...Hat Natal Native Horse...
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Posted by Peter on 15 Aug 2019, 10:50

You need hundreds of these! :mrgreen:

Great work Rich! :thumbup:

Maybe this can give you a bit of inspiration for your next set:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12996&p=151039&hilit=hat+natal+native+horse#p151039
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Aug 2019, 12:01

Also been thinking of starting with the Zulu war, but at the moment I only have Hat's Zulu command, Strelets' Boers (both sets, can probably double as some civilians) and ESCI's old Zulu Brits and Zulus (none of them complete anymore). Your figures look very nice! And when I compare them with the first figures you showed here you have gone a very long way in a very short time!
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Posted by Marvin on 15 Aug 2019, 14:10

Victorian Royal Artillery - nice! Looking forward to seeing the NNH too. I have some of those figures lying around waiting for paint, somewhere...
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Posted by Rich W on 16 Aug 2019, 18:02

Peter wrote:You need hundreds of these! :mrgreen:

Great work Rich! :thumbup:

Maybe this can give you a bit of inspiration for your next set:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12996&p=151039&hilit=hat+natal+native+horse#p151039
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Definitely given me some inspiration thanks!
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Posted by Rich W on 16 Aug 2019, 18:04

Susofrick wrote:Also been thinking of starting with the Zulu war, but at the moment I only have Hat's Zulu command, Strelets' Boers (both sets, can probably double as some civilians) and ESCI's old Zulu Brits and Zulus (none of them complete anymore). Your figures look very nice! And when I compare them with the first figures you showed here you have gone a very long way in a very short time!


Thank you, I'm very grateful for the feedback, helpful suggestions and positivity! Hopefully I can continue improving!
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Posted by MABO on 17 Aug 2019, 10:33

Susofrick wrote:Your figures look very nice! And when I compare them with the first figures you showed here you have gone a very long way in a very short time!


I second that!!

Rich W wrote:Thank you, I'm very grateful for the feedback, helpful suggestions and positivity! Hopefully I can continue improving!


I am sure you will. I will follow this topic as well with a lot of interest. :yeah:
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