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Friday, 25 January 2013

Pendraken Painting Competition 2013


Categories:

Foot - Pre-20th C. - Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures on a single base, and pre-1900.

Foot - 20th C. - Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures on a single base.

Mounted - Min: 3 / Max: 10 figures on a single base.

Vehicle - Single vehicle on or off base.

Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Anything Fantasy or Sci-Fi oriented, maximum base size of 60x60mm.

Open - Single Base - Anything which doesn't fit into the other categories, with a max base size of 100x100mm.

Open - Army! - Armies, Dungeons, whole table setups, anything!

German Battle Group






ACW cavalry




Saturday, 19 January 2013

10mm Anglo Zulu War Project

10mm Anglo Zulu War Project

My 10mm Anglo Zulu War project was started because when I was a little boy I watched the film Zulu with my mother and father and ever since I have been interested in the Anglo Zulu War (AZW). 

So this is the start 10mm Anglo Zulu War (AZW) project.


The rules I will be using are Black Powder.

The core of the army will be built using Pendraken Miniature's and Old Glory Miniatures other manufacturers which I intend using are Magister Militum and Steve Barber.

No. 2 Column (Detachment), Colonel A.W. Durnford, RE

Natal Native Horse, Capt G. Barrington
No. 1 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt C. Raw
No. 2 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt J.A. Roberts
No. 3 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt R.W. Vause
Endendale Troop, Lt H.D. Davies
Hlubi's Troop, Lt A.F. Henderson
1st/1st Natal Native Contingent
D company Capt C. Nourse 
E company Capt W.R. Stafford 
No. 11 Battery, 7th Brigade, RA 3 x 9 pounder rockets, Major F.B. Russell 

No. 3 Column (Detachment), Colonel H.B. Pulleine

5th Field Company, Royal Engineers 
1st/24th Regiment of Foot, A company, Lt C.W. Cavaye 
1st/24th Regiment of Foot, C company, Capt R. Younghusband
1st/24th Regiment of Foot, E company, Lt F.P. Porteous 
1st/24th Regiment of Foot, F company, Capt W.E. Mostyn 
2nd/24th Regiment of Foot, G company, Lt C.D.A. Pope 
1st/24th Regiment of Foot, H company, Capt G.V. Wardell 
No. 1 Squadron Mounted Infantry (6 figures) 
Natal Mounted Police (0/33) 
Natal Volunteers Corps, Major Dartnell
Natal Carbineers Lt F.J.D. Scott (2/27)
Newcastle Mounted Rifles Capt C.R. Bradstreet (2/15) 
Buffalo Border Guard (1/8)
1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 6 company Capt R. Krohn 
1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 9 company Capt J.F Lonsdale 
2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 4 company Capt E. Erskine 
2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 5 company Capt A.J. Barry 
Natal Native Pioneers Corps No. 1 company 
Army Service Corps (0/3) 90th Foot 
Army Hospital Corps (1/10)
Army Medical Department (1/1)
Royal Artillery 2 x 7 pounder guns, 5th Brigade, N Battery, Major S. Smith. 

Zulu Forces 

Right Horn
uDududu (1500) no 3
iSangqu (1500) Married 3
iMbube (500) no 3
uNokhenke (2000) no3

Centre
uMcijo (2500) no 3
uMxhapho (2000) no 3

Left Horn
uMbonambi (2000) no 3
iNgobamakhosi (6000) no 5
uVe (3500) no 3

Reserve
uThulwana (1500) Married 3
iNdluyengwe (1000) no 3
iNdllondlo (1000) Married 3
uDloko (2500) Married 3 

March 2014

Orders of battle have been completed for my Anglo Zulu War Project

The Battle of Inyezane, 22nd January 1879
The Battle of Isandlwana, 22nd January 1879
The Battle of Rorke's Drift, 22nd January 1879
The Siege of Eshowe, 22 January 1879 to 3 April 1879
The Battle of Intombe, 12th March 1879
The Battle of Hlobane, 28th March 1879
The Battle of Kambula, 29th Match 1879
The Battle of Gingindlovo, 2nd April 1879
The Battle of Ulundi, 4th July 1879

Making Rorkes Drift Base, Rorkes Drift finally completed hope you all like it

Rorkes Drift picture 1

February 2014 

My Anglo Zulu War entries for the Pendraken Painting Competition 2014.

Five regiments of natal native horse based

Natal Native Horse picture 1

Making Zulu Kraals and Villages a complete tutorial from start to finish.

Making Zulu Kraals and Villages picture 1

Five regiments of natal native horse started.

Natal Native Horse picture 1

Natal Native Horse picture 2

January 2014

Painted and based some mounted infantry, based some engineers for my anglo Zulu war project.

No. 1 Squadron mounted Infantry picture 1

No. 1 Squadron mounted Infantry picture 2

5th Field Company, Royal Engineers picture 1

5th Field Company, Royal Engineers picture 2

No. 1 company Natal Native Pioneers Corps picture 1

No. 1 company Natal Native Pioneers Corps picture 2

Some British officers for my Anglo Zulu war project.

Some British officers

Painted and based some Natal Native porters.

Natal Native porters

Painted and based some Natal Native Contingent for my Anglo Zulu war project.

1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 6 company
1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 9 company

2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 4 company 
2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 5 company 

1st/1st Natal Native Contingent D company 
1st/1st Natal Native Contingent E company 

December 2013 

I got my Black Powder supplement, covering the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 for Christmas. 

Black Powder supplement, covering the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

November 2013

Painted 250 plus Magister Militum Zulus.

Magister Militum Zulus picture 1

September 2013

Royal Artillery picture 1

1st and 2nd Battalions, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment Foot

August 2013

Old Glory Rorke's Drift building except for the soil as I'm undecided on colour as yet and some Pendraken Zulu huts.  

Old Glory Rorke's Drift

Pendraken Zulu huts

No. 2 Column (Detachment), Colonel A.W. Durnford, RE

Natal Native Horse, Capt G. Barrington
No. 1 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt C. Raw
No. 2 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt J.A. Roberts
No. 3 Troop Sikali's Horse Lt R.W. Vause
Endendale Troop, Lt H.D. Davies
Hlubi's Troop, Lt A.F. Henderson

1st/1st Natal Native Contingent
D company Capt C. Nourse 

D company Capt C. Nourse

E company Capt W.R. Stafford 

E company Capt W.R. Stafford

No. 11 Battery, 7th Brigade, RA 3 x 9 pounder rockets, Major F.B. Russell 

No. 3 Column (Detachment), Colonel H.B. Pulleine

5th Field Company, Royal Engineers 

5th Field Company, Royal Engineers

1st/24th Regiment of Foot, A company, Lt C.W. Cavaye

A company Lt C.W. Cavaye

1st/24th Regiment of Foot, C company, Capt R. Younghusband

C company, Capt R. Younghusband

1st/24th Regiment of Foot, E company, Lt F.P. Porteous

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1st/24th Regiment of Foot, F company, Capt W.E. Mostyn


2nd/24th Regiment of Foot, G company, Lt C.D.A. Pope

G company, Lt C.D.A. Pope

1st/24th Regiment of Foot, H company, Capt G.V. Wardell

H company, Capt G.V. Wardell

No. 1 Squadron Mounted Infantry (6 figures)  

No. 1 Squadron Mounted Infantry

Natal Mounted Police (0/33)

Natal Mounted Police

Natal Volunteers Corps, Major Dartnell
Natal Carbineers Lt F.J.D. Scott (2/27)
Newcastle Mounted Rifles Capt C.R. Bradstreet (2/15)

Newcastle Mounted Rifles Capt C.R. Bradstreet

Buffalo Border Guard (1/8)

1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 6 company Capt R. Krohn 

No. 6 company Capt R. Krohn

1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 9 company Capt J.F Lonsdale

No. 9 company Capt J.F Lonsdale

2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 4 company Capt E. Erskine 

No. 4 company Capt E. Erskine

2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent No. 5 company Capt A.J. Barry

No. 5 company Capt A.J. Barry

Natal Native Pioneers Corps No. 1 company 

No. 1 company

Army Service Corps (0/3) 90th Foot 
Army Hospital Corps (1/10)
Army Medical Department (1/1)

Royal Artillery 2 x 7 pounder guns, 5th Brigade, N Battery, Major S. Smith.

N Battery, Major S. Smith.

Zulu Forces 

Right Horn

uDududu (1500) no 3
iSangqu (1500) Married 3
iMbube (500) no 3
uNokhenke (2000) no3

Centre

uMcijo (2500) no 3
uMxhapho (2000) no 3

Left Horn

uMbonambi (2000) no 3
iNgobamakhosi (6000) no 5
uVe (3500) no 3

Reserve

uThulwana (1500) Married 3
iNdluyengwe (1000) no 3
iNdllondlo (1000) Married 3
uDloko (2500) Married 3    

Monday, 14 January 2013

Making Zulu Kraals and Villages

Making Zulu Kraals and Villages

I needed some Zulu Kraals and Villages for my Anglo Zulu War Project. I know that there are a couple of commercially available Zulu Kraals but to be honest I didn't fancy any of them. So I enlisted the help of my better half Sara who absolutely loves building scenery and generally getting messy. We both hope you thoroughly enjoy this tutorial.

Zulu Kraals and Villages


Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 1

Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 2

Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 3

Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 4

Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 5

Zulu Kraals and Villages Pictures 6

Zulu Kraals and Villages  picture 7

Zulu Kraals and Villages  picture 8

Zulu Kraals and Villages picture 9

Making Zulu Kraal One

1. The first step was to mark out some MDF which was half an inch thick with the desired size circles Sara did this by using a drawing pin and some string tied to a pen. You can just see faintly from the outer circle that there is another pen mark however this one draws and irregular shape.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 1

2. After Sara had done all the marking out she got my jigsaw and cut out the outer shape of the Zulu kraal. As you can see that the picture she also cut out a slightly larger piece of hardboard. Sara then moved on to drilling four pilot holes to allow her to get my jigsaw into the inner circles. Once she had completed this Sara then went round several times slightly enlarging the cut.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 2


3. The next stage was without doubt the hardest as it involved rasping the edge of the MDF and hardboard however it greatly improved the look.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 3

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 4

4. The next stage was very easy it was just a matter of gluing the hardboard to the MDF she did this by using a PVA glue, and putting a large weight on it overnight.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 5

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5. The next step is to apply Polycell Multi Purpose Polyfilla to the inner circles which I feel better simulates trampled mud. And for the rest I used Polycell Textured Ceilings, Course Effect.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 7

6. The next step is to paint with Vallejo 921 English Uniform and then dry brush with Vallejo 918 Ivory.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 8

7. The next stage is to get a soft bristled brush and cut all the bristles of and place them in a tub. This was done with the kitchen breadknife.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 9

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 10

8. The next stage is to pour PVA glue into the precut circles and start push in a soft bristles slowly working round.

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 11

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 12

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 13

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 14

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 15

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9. The next stage is to glue in all of the Zulu huts using a glue gun, the majority came from Pendraken however the overall Zulu hut came from Magister Militum, and made by Battleground Scenery Buildings. Once this was done Sara carefully varnished everything with Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear.

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Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 18

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 19

10. The Last stage is to add Noch Summer Meadow Grass.

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Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 21

Making Zulu Kraal One Pictures 22

Making Zulu Kraal Two

Making Zulu Kraal Two Pictures 1

Making Zulu Kraal Two Pictures 2

Making Zulu Kraal Two Pictures 3

Making Zulu Villages

Making Zulu Villages Pictures 1

Making Zulu Villages Pictures 2

Making Zulu Villages Pictures 3

Making Zulu Villages Pictures 4

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Jigsaw 
Rasp
Screwdriver
Paintbrushes
Glue Gun

Materials

MDF
Hardboard
Sweeping Brush
Polycell Filler 
Polycell Textured Ceilings, Course Effect
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
PVA

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 921 English Uniform
Vallejo 918 Ivory