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Friday, 25 January 2013

Pendraken Painting Competition 2013


This year's Painting Competition had a huge 195 entries altogether, and the standard throughout was the highest we've seen so far.  As always, we'd like to thank every single person who took the time and effort to put an entry in, seeing the entries coming in each day was great fun, and showed just how much can be achieved in this scale.

The Judges have had a fair old task on their hands as well this time around, with so many quality entries on show.  There were several categories where it was very tough to call, and a Top 5 or even Top 10 could have been compiled.

Just for info, each judge had 6 points in total to award.  3 points went to their 1st place choice, 2 points to their 2nd place, and 1 point to their 3rd choice.  The points from all 5 judges were added together to give us our winners and runners-up.

And so, without further ado, the winners are:

Foot - Pre-20th C. (32 entries)

This category had 3 entries fighting it out for the top spots.  One of the highlights for the judges was the exceptional detail on some of the detail, the tartans and striped trousers in particular.  Clean work, crisp details and going the extra mile all picked up points.  One member in particular entered several top notch bases, which split the judges decision and kept all of them outside the top 2!

1st place: AWI British, by kev1964 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and 2 sets of rules from Realistic Modelling / Realtime Wargaming!

1st place: AWI British, by kev1964 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and 2 sets of rules from Realistic Modelling / Realtime Wargaming!

2nd place: AWI Highlanders, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: AWI Highlanders, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

Foot - 20th C. (12 entries)

This category had the lowest number of entries, and it had 3 clear favourites picking up nearly every point from the judges.  As with the Pre-20th category above, the detailing and camo patterns on show really won over the judges.  

1st place: WWII Germans, by whitejamest - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and £20 Credit from Too Fat Lardies!

1st place: WWII Germans, by whitejamest - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and £20 Credit from Too Fat Lardies!

2nd place: WWII Canadian infantry, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: WWII Canadian infantry, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

Mounted (16 entries)

Despite the lower number of entries, this one split the judges, with several entries all gaining points.  There were two clear favourites though, with some clean painting, nice conversion work, and including a pic of your inspiration swayed the judges!

1st place: Seleucid elephants, by Hetairoi - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a subscription to 'Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy'!

1st place: Seleucid elephants, by Hetairoi - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a subscription to 'Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy'!

2nd place: Austrian Hussars, by J.S. - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

Vehicle (29 entries)

The vehicle category had some cracking work on display, and was a difficult one to judge.  Clean brushwork went up against realistic weathering, and the judges were split with their decisions.  One judge said he could have picked another Top 3 entirely, and still had justifiable winners, so close was the contest.  In the end, clean and effective work won out.

1st place: Flakpanzer, by BH62 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a copy of 'Battlefield' and 'Havoc' rules, courtesy of Bombshell Games!

1st place: Flakpanzer, by BH62 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a copy of 'Battlefield' and 'Havoc' rules, courtesy of Bombshell Games!

2nd place: M12, by marshall1945 - wins £10 Pendraken credit, and their choice of an electronic edition/PDF of either HAVOC, The Battlefield, or Brent's new game!

2nd place: M12, by marshall1945 - wins £10 Pendraken credit, and their choice of an electronic edition/PDF of either HAVOC, The Battlefield, or Brent's new game!

Fantasy & Sci-Fi (30 entries)

This was a tricky one, as there was some real imagination on show here.  The judges were split over several entries, but all by 3 members, with the winning entry being a very an example of 'beautiful simplicity' as one judge put it.  The second place went to a great use of an interesting technique...

1st place: Manticore, by Annatar - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a copy of 'Battlefield' and 'Havoc' rules, courtesy of Bombshell Games!

1st place: Manticore, by Annatar - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a copy of 'Battlefield' and 'Havoc' rules, courtesy of Bombshell Games!

2nd place: Ethereal Host, by Hetairoi - wins £10 Pendraken credit, and their choice of an electronic edition/PDF of either HAVOC, The Battlefield, or Brent's new game!

2nd place: Ethereal Host, by Hetairoi - wins £10 Pendraken credit, and their choice of an electronic edition/PDF of either HAVOC, The Battlefield, or Brent's new game!

Open - Single Base (36 entries)

The Open category's were the hardest to judge in the entire competition, and had the greatest number of entries picking up points from the Judges.  The various artillery entries really stood out, and it was hard to decide which was better than the next.  By the time the points had been added up, only 4 points separated the top 5 entries.   The winner was decided by solid clean painting with nice little touches added to the base as well.

1st place: Falschirmjager 8.8cm, by BH62 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a Skirmish Carry Case from Figures in Comfort!

1st place: Falschirmjager 8.8cm, by BH62 - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and a Skirmish Carry Case from Figures in Comfort!

2nd place: Seleucid Scythed Chariot, by Hetairoi - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Seleucid Scythed Chariot, by Hetairoi - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

Open - Anything Goes! (40 entries)

As with the Open - Single Base category, it was so hard to pick out the best three from this lot, or even the best five.  There was exceptional painting, nice basing, good imagination, and it took a lot of time to reach a decision here.  A lot of entries picked up points from the judges, but by the end there were two clear favourites.  Solid, coherent basing working with the fantastic figures was the order of the day!

1st place: Falkland's, by Dougie - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and £30 voucher from TimeCast!

1st place: Falkland's, by Dougie - wins £20 Pendraken credit, and £30 voucher from TimeCast!

2nd place: German Para's, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: German Para's, by BH62 - wins £10 Pendraken credit!

And there they are!  A huge congratulations to all of our winners, we'll be contacting you each individually to get your prizes sorted out.  There was such a high standard of work this year that it was very difficult to pick out the winners, so thanks to our judges for their time, I certainly don't envy them their task!  

Also, thanks to everyone who has taken part, I hope you enjoyed it and that it at least helped motivate you to get some painting done!  

Coming up next will be the People's Choice Award, where all the entries who achieved at least a point (plus a few of my own favourites!) will go into a public poll to decide a winner.  The voting will run for 5 days, and at the end of that, the winner will receive a voucher for loads of Minibits goodies!  Please make sure to place your votes in this!

My entries into the 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



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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

images/painting/azw/1st-24th-regiment-of-foot-e-company-1.jpg

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