Monday, 7 May 2012

Post 100!!! Even more scenery

I've come to the conclusion that the recent lack of erosion of the lead mountain is not solely due to my complete failure to stop buying miniatures, it is also a result of spending increasing amounts of time on scenery.  Hopefully this will be worth it in the long run.

I recently acquired an American farm house from the hands of the ever so talented Perry brothers.  It went together really easily and painted up in no time.  My original intention was to make this the village green cricket pavillion.  I'm not sure what happened but suffice to say the colour scheme went completely wrong and I've ended up with some sort of Northumbrian holiday home. . . . . . or just a building from the American Civil War!  I might get the North American Store and convert it into a cricket pavillion using the top screen as a score board. . .  . . . . time will tell.

The Horns of the Buffalo - Part Fifteen

I've been rather busy over the last couple of weeks and so not got that much time in the vanishing cabinet.  However, this morning I finally got a couple of hours to finish off a second unit of British Infantry.  They are slightly different to the first batch as I've deliberately kept the helmets more dull as I recently discovered that the bright white helmets of Zulu were complete Hollywood.  Hopefully one day I'll get time to dull the others down, I might see what a drop of sepia wash does before entirely repainting them.

I've stuck with my standard green grass mix for the same reason that I have previously, South Africa is pretty green in January and so the dusty desert look of Zulu is plain wrong!  Plus this gives me the added benefit of being able to use one colour of base texture for all my miniatures.

I only have about 8 British miniatures left to paint, 4 key characters and the command pack from the 2nd unit of British infantry.  All that's left after that is the rest of the married zulus, seemingly thousands of them!  I won't be able to create Rorke's Drift at 1:1 ration, but it will certainly be a rather full table!

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