Saturday 22 March 2014

Sunday 5 January 2014

That leaves 13,999 more...

Yup, 2014 will be the year of the Zulu.

Using the spiffy little set of Married Zulus from HaT I'm starting the whole rolling with this quick 'test-shot' paint.

Here's a chap from the umHlanga ibutho.

The trick as I see it is to produce a paint formula that's quick (you will be painting many Zulus in any case) and dramatic.
Thankfully each Zulu ibutho has those nifty coloured-coded shields which is a gamers gift. 

 I'm pretty happy with all but the shield and will try to rework it for more speed and drama.

As per GASLIGHT which these will be used in I'm grouping them in 10 figure units with an accompanying hero/leader. The HaT set has some very useful multi-hand figures. You can give them an iklwa or an iwisa. So under my quite non-historical regime, the leader is distinguished by the knobkerrie (iwisa) and the rankers get the dread assegai or iklwa.

Zulu Nerd Pro-Tip: Use iklwa and not assegai in your gaming and modelling parlance. It's a bitching onomatopoeia. The sound made by withdrawing the spear from the body of your enemy. Yeah baby. Usuthu!

More pics soon!


Drinking: Mango Juice.
Listening to: My old Juluka LPs 

Monday 11 November 2013

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Non-Update Updates.

I can just watch this all day.
Even better with some music.

Currently now working a real job and out of the blessed cyanoacrylate.
Minis painted: zilch.

I have a pile of 1/72nd camel riding Taishii tough guys awaiting the need to have their fundaments gooped to their ships of the desert. Suspect I'll paint then nice and black and use them as the mounted unit for the dread Black Guard in GASLIGHT. 

Planning GASLIGHT for MAYDAY. Also WONDERING about the creeping capitalization instigating itself my prose. Yes, I plan that far in advance. I suspect my time is going to be tighter these days and if I am going to stage the Battle of Perth I best get things together.

"Hot plane, hot plane, ow, ow, ow,"
Aviation is on my mind these days as well. Does anyone know of a good readable account of Republican airpower during the Spanish Civil War? 

Also the same Q for the Early Pacific War in the Solomons?

My reasons are inscrutable at the moment.

I've got some nifty profiles for most of my GASLIGHT units ready, so quality(ish) content is on the way.
Until later,