Saturday, January 21, 2012

Warlord Games Married Zulus


My next master project for this year is to venture a little deeper into Queen Victoria's' African conquests with the 1879 campaign into Zululand. The guys I have pictured are my first attempt at painting Warlord Games plastic Zulus. I used the Army Painter method and am not at all convinced with the end result. I again had a little trouble with the mat vanish finish spray, which turned the figures a misty white...not good. So I had to paint over the figures with citadel Devlon Mud thus delivering the final result...not to bad.



The figures themselves are well designed with four different basic torsos, seven different heads, and numerous different weapons to choose from. They are easy to put together and do not take up to much of your painting time. So if your keen to 'Wash your Spears' I would recommend these great figures as a start to expand your Zulu army.







12 comments:

Rodger said...

Nice work Vinnie. They look wonderful and the basing is spot on.

Nate said...

Looking good mate! I've had the same problem with the matt varnish spray from Army Painter and no longer use it, I had to use the devlan mud fix on too many occasions! Krylon do a nice matt varnish (bunnings stocks it) or Tamiya Clear Flat works too, both without the leftover fuzz!

Cheers,
Nate

DeanM said...

They look awesome! And the basing is particularly well-suited. Dean

Stuart S said...

If it helps I went through the same thing and tried various solutions, details here.

http://dusttears.blogspot.com/2011/12/matt-varnish-frosting-solution.html

A month has passed and they still ok.

Cheers

Stu

Vinnie said...

Ok cool thanks guys for the tips I might try a new varnish on the next unit then.

All the best

Vinnie

Brent said...

Very nice figures, and excellent basing. It's frustrating to have all your efforts threatened by a poorly performing product.

Cyrus said...
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Cyrus said...

Great painting and basing - the AP varnish is no good if there is any humidity, dull cote always a safer bet.

Andrew Parr said...

One hell of a Knobkerrie!

Andrew Parr said...

That is one hell of a Knobkerrie Nathan

Mr. Lee said...

Beautifully done up mate.. was just looking at some of these from Warlords too.. if only there were more players for this around here.. Love the skin tones also, what colors or steps did you take for them? Even with the varnish mishap, they are still looking great!

Vinnie said...

Mr Lee,
Thanks for your comments in regards to their painting I used the army painter leather brown the the strong tone varnished. But with the bad finish due to the matt varnish spray I went over them with citadel devlan mud...hope that helps?