Friday, 27 January 2012

The Horns of the Buffalo - Part Eight

My little trip to the Falklands wasn't entirely free of miniatures, I did take a few and some paints with me.  As such I now have 40 married Zulus and 32 unmarried Zulus painted.  You'd think that 72 Zulus plus their leaders would look like a massive lot.  Unfortunately it really doesn't.  I also got most of the way through another ten British infantry.  While I was away the mega cheap purchases from Maelstrom arrived so as well as the metal Brits from the original box I now have outstanding:

  • 24 British Infantry (plus ten to finish).
  • 32 Unmarried Zulus + leader (built and undercoated).
  • 64 Married Zulus + 2 characters (still in boxes).
  • Both main buildings, built but still in the process of texturing them up before undercoating and painting.
I don't think that I'm ever going to finish this project!

Here's the Zulus so far:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

Why it has been quiet and there's been no Zulu based updates . . . . . .

For the last couple of weeks I have been in the right hemisphere for Zulu based goodness but the wrong hemisphere to make any progress.  That said, I did get the opportunity to visit one of the best King Penguin colonies in the world.  As an added bonus I didn't have to spend 4 hours each way in a Land Rover and spend $300+ for my fare.  Instead I spent £15 and got there by helicopter . . . . . which was nice :)

Anyway, if this works then there's a few (of the 100s) of the shots that I took at Volunteer Point by way of explanation for my lack of blogging over the last couple of weeks.  That and the fact that I couldn't seem to access this site from the wrong side of the equator!