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The Redoubt

Posted by Peter on 20 May 2009, 18:10

Hey this was my contribution for the 7th competition. It shows the last attack of the zulus at Rorke's Drift. The zulus were the "Ihubelos", the black shields. These warriors were never before involved in an attack. They were not married, and they had to have blood on their spears before they could get married.

I know the groundwork is a bit clean, but I worked in two parts. First the redoubt, to get something ready for the comp, and placing the zulus as second part. I still can work on this dio when I want. It's a "picture" and "work in progress" in the same time.

The zulu attack where I was standing against was more realistic than mine :thumbup:

Hope you enjoy!

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First part:

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Second part:

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The Redoubt:

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Greetings Peter
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Posted by efb on 20 May 2009, 18:41

I really liked this one. I like the slight conversions and the clean painting.

Good job.
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Posted by ColeF on 20 May 2009, 19:05

Nice, but perhaps a little unrealistic? The British were standing on their last leg at the end of the battle, therefore they propably weren't in very good order and due to the zulu zharpshooters, very few ventured outside of the walls. ;-)
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Posted by Paul on 20 May 2009, 20:21

Ahhhh, It´s from the film, now I see, there´s Michael C on the left and the Dutch bod (forgot his name, the one who freaks out beating everyone up with his crutch). But to make it realistic to match the film several of them should have Lee Enfields ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
At about 3min.46- 3min.48 into the clip, the bod on the left of the screen operates a bolt action rifle!!!
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Posted by Maurice on 20 May 2009, 20:43

I liked this one as well, even if the landscape is somewhat unrealistic, but practice makes for better, so next time... ;-)

The painting is good, nice and clean and it is very obvious what movie inspired you :)
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 21 May 2009, 04:14

Hi Peter,
Your skills are getting better and better!! Nice work....
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 21 May 2009, 10:08

I liked the way you painted the figs. But the overall look is too "clean" for me here. The ground looks more as a park or garden.
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Posted by Adam on 21 May 2009, 11:07

I see what everyone is saying, but still- dayum peter! Your work is really racing ahead quality wise, seriously man- good work- keep it up, we'll all be asking you for tips in 12 months :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 21 May 2009, 15:33

Thanks everyone for the nice words :thumbup:

@Thomas: the explanation about the groundwork is in the first post.

@Adam: I don't think so. You make me :oops:

@Paul: Yes it's about that movie. And it's not a Dutch guy, but Swiss ;-)

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Posted by efb on 21 May 2009, 16:01

I think some of the "documentarians" among us could stand a visit to one my favorite sites... http://unfashionablyshiny.blogspot.com/ .
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 May 2009, 08:03

Liked this! And guessed it was yours. Very clear and nice painting! You've really done your homework. How did you get more time? Retired??? Anyway: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Taphouse on 25 May 2009, 09:49

One of the best and cleanest dios I've seen :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 25 May 2009, 18:35

Thanks for the comments :thumbup:

@Sus: not retired yet! Let see, yes, still eleven years to go ;-)

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Posted by despertaferro on 26 May 2009, 00:40

Very nice dio and painting. I like these old Esci figures. Great job :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 26 May 2009, 14:16

Now I see the ACW guy in the background. Often more interesting poses with the confederates and this is a good one (ESCI as the rest of the dio). Really great. A pity he wasn't visible from the beginning (but he maybe was wounded after?). Again some of these: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 26 May 2009, 18:37

Maybe you're right Sus, but the choosing of the pictures is also a part of the competition. And I can tell you it was a hard choice. ;-)

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Posted by dykio on 05 Jun 2009, 21:39

Hi Peter,

although the ground is a little bit to "clean" i really like this dio. and especially the red is done wonderfull so great job :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted by Jaques on 28 Jun 2009, 23:17

Very... Very nice. :love: :love: :love:

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