Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Zulu Wars.

First lot of recent acquisitions completed. Empress Miniatures new character releases.Assistant Commissary James Langley Dalton & Corporal Schiess. Absolutely superb bit of sculpting by Paul Hicks. Really enjoyed doing these two. More to come over the next week.


Added some troopers - done the "Silver Whistle" way - to test it for future large scale Zulu project.  White undercoat, blocked and acrylic washed - definitely a way of getting them done for an en masse. Cheers Pat.






Also Lt Colonel Pulleine

And a 3 day weekend to come, so some painting time planned



19 comments:

  1. I wondered how long it would be before I got to see these! Great work Dave, looking forward to seeing the rest of them.

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    1. yeah me too..... cracking the rest off over the weekend! But these two are just so great figures , they were calling!

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  2. As always looks great, with it being a three day weekend I expect to paint less not more :-(

    Ian

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    1. Well - i may have a day off!

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  3. These look good Dave and I really like the satchel you did on the one figure. The figures look nice against that background too. Have a nice weekend and happy painting!

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    1. Chers Anne, yeah i thought a nice picture background would set them off.

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  4. Great work Dave! The Dalton and Scheiss are indeed great scults and look excellent painted up!

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    1. Cheers Ray.Yeah the dark blue of the patrol outfit is a bit of swine to get right

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  5. Very very nice figures and wonderful painting.

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  6. Very nice figures, Dave. You are going to have a wonderful Zulu War collection.

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks Juan - I wish , these are for sale to fund other projects! sometome you have to paint things you like!!

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  7. More examples of excellent painting skills Dave!

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    1. cheers Fran - they are fine figures to do , and Paul Hicks skills get better - mind i think the horse is a bit too big - or the guy a bit small!

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  8. Great looking figures, the white undercoat, block paint, dark wash is indeed a great way to get figures done quickly.

    John

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  9. Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the plug and glad that my post was of some use.

    You have done an excellent job on these and as you say, the method is great for doing en masse.

    The painting of the character figures are superb and the backdrop finishes them off nicely.

    Would you mind sharing where you got the backdrop from?

    Cheers,

    Pat.

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    1. Always happy to pick up new techniques , you never know when you may need em.

      The backdrop was just a simple google Rorkes Drift Picture and look at the various images

      ended up using this one

      http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?start=179&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=rY4&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&biw=1138&bih=493&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=UdUCvQGRKPV7DM:&imgrefurl=http://www.lensbubl.com/gallery/south-africa-gallery/kwazulu-natal.html&docid=RfbvF37Hs7VmkM&imgurl=http://www.lensbubl.com/uploads/thumbs/rorkes_drift%281%29.jpg&w=300&h=199&ei=KCykT6-LLa_Q4QTsi-nICQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=654&sig=112012647258563319703&page=13&tbnh=139&tbnw=189&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:179,i:230&tx=128&ty=54

      printed it at A4 and used it like that

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  10. A great work, and very nice photos!

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
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