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Friday, January 22, 2010

Zulu! Or the Anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

Today is the anniversary of both the Battle of Isandlwana and Rork’s Drift. Many men died, on both sides, on this day where bravery and sacrifice were proven by thousands soldiers. Please take a moment to toast the fallen and those who survived now long gone. An overview of each battle can be found HERE.
For those interested in more information on these battles there are a couple of great books which cover them in detail.

“Like Wolves on the Fold” by Mike Snook – you can read a review by Bwana Bill HERE
“How Can Man Die Better: The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed” by Mike Snook

They are both out of print but you can find them for sale at www.amazon.com

Bwana Bill has written a few great posts regarding The colonial experience with Zulus which you can find searching our blog.

A couple of years ago I started on my 28mm Zulu project. It’s been shelved for the time being but I thought today would be a good excuse to post how I paint my Zulu Warriors.

The first thing I do is decide how I can make the process as quick and easy as possible. I’m a lazy git and really don’t want to spend much time painting hundreds of Zulus. But I want hundreds of painted Zulus!

Here’s what I use, in the order that I use them for my “Married Zulus”:

Krylon Camouflage Brown
Citadel (Games Workshop aka GW) Chaos Black for hair and band
GW "Leather" for straps
GW Bleached Bone as the base color for leggings.
Shields GW Bleached Bone highlighted GW Skull White, with brown splotches of Tamiya Nato Brown.
GW Bolt Gun Metal for iron blade
GW Bleached Bone for blades
Brush on my home made magic dip. GW Brown Ink + Future Floor Finish

I have only painted Old Glory Married Zulus so far.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, as you can see this is my first post here.
In first steps it's very good if somebody supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)