Friday, 3 February 2012

ZULU WAR BRITISH Officers and NCO's

I managed to paint two batches of figures last week, twelve man firing line and twelve officers and NCO's. This brings the British Infantry up to 93 figures so far. I have another eight figures that I am painting at the moment, these are the film version of Chard, Bromhead etc, then when this lot have been varnished and the bases finished, maybe I will do a little photo shoot of my British along with the NNC and some Zulu's.


The figures in the picture below are from Empress Miniatures historical version of Chard and Bromhead. I have painted them in dark blue patrol jackets as I will already have the film version of these characters painted in their scarlet coats. 
NCO's to the front.



The officer on the right in the picture below is from Wargames Foundry all the rest of these figures are from Empress Miniatures. Foundry are a pretty good match scale wise and even though they have been around for a long time, they are still excellent figures.



I might start submitting my Zulu period stuff on alternate entries in future for a bit of variation as this is starting to become a Zulu blog which is not what I intended.    

17 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff!!!! I'm really enjoying what's coming out of your blog!!

    Christopher

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  2. Great looking British forces - the firing lines photos are fantastic!

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  3. What a great blog this is. Your painted figures are just candy to my eyes!
    This firing line is a wonderfull mix of painted figures!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am struggling to believe these are 28mm !!!
    Cracking effort fella.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  5. More top quality Sir! I've been meaning to pick up the Empress Officer pack for a while and I think this might have just given me the push I needed. Loved the Foundry chap with the binoculars too.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Michael on your blog re my painting question and glad you liked these.

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  6. I know, I thought they were 10mm to!! Lol
    Fantastic Pat, your blog is up there with the best!
    You need to upload some pics of your welsh then it would be on the number one spot!!

    I hope you have lots of Zulu casualties for your photoshoot?

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    1. Steve they are 10mm I have just enlarged the photo.
      Thanks for the praise unfortunately I sold my Welsh to Dave.
      I don't have any casualty figures but plan on getting some at Salute.

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  7. Great looking figs...again! I love your banner AWI Bunker Hill picture...if you need to break up the Zulu War posts...how about a few more of your AWI figs/games!

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    1. Thanks Cory. I have taken some pictures of AWI buildings, WW2 and NWF figures that I will put on the blog between my Zulu posts. I will get back to painting some more AWI soon but I have the Zulu bug at the moment.

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  8. Pat, these are superlative. Your photos exude period atmosphere and the finished project will look pretty mega. I'm more than happy to view AZW stuff for the foreseeable future, although more AWI would be very welcome too!

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thanks very much Giles. I find that I have to paint what I am into at the time to stop me getting painters block, which means I flit from one period to another.

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  9. Top class paintjob!!!! And excellent photos too!!

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  10. The painting of your figures looks fantastic, where do you get your figures from, i want to create a battle scene.

    i have experience in Warhammer and are looking for another painting experience.

    are your figures plastic or metal?

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    1. Thanks very much.
      They are from Empress Miniatures and Warlord Miniatures and they are mostly metal, the NNC in later posts are mostly plastic.

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