Here is the next Gretchin for my Ork Waagh:
Hope you like what you see.
The build is finished and the basecoat is on:
As you can see, after base coating the contraption , you can’t tell that it is made from polystyrene. The only telltale is the wight when you lift it. So from now on no more pictures as long as I am not dropped out of the build something contest. I will take pictures of the painting process but will post them after the contest ended.
The Zulu are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Zulu were originally a major clan in what is today Northern KwaZulu-Natal, founded ca. 1709 by Zulu kaMalandela. In the Nguni languages, iZulu means heaven, or weather.. according to At that time, the area was occupied by many large Nguni communities and clans (also called isizwe=nation, people or isibongo=clan or family name). Nguni communities had migrated down Africa’s east coast over centuries, as part of the Bantu migrations probably arriving in what is now South Africa in about the 9th century. According to Wikipedia (read more here)
Now the Perrys are about to release these african warriors in 28mm and in plastic! They will be released on the 22nd/23rd of January to coincide with the 139th anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Here are pictures of the sprues:
And some examples of finished figures:
And the usual Perry discount during first release:
For more info visit the Perry page here
I found this tutorial on the unlucky General blog very interesting indeed!
“I take a fair bit of effort to create my own flags. I see many people’s armies and units whose flags are an afterthought, an inconvenience or a nuisance step in the process to paint up a unit of toy soldiers and get them on that table. I get it completely. Many of us probably think it’s too fiddly or that we feel unable to compete with the level of detail commercially produced flags can achieve through the printing process. In many ways this is neither wrong nor unreasonable but I’d like to make the case for making your own flags and provide a crude how-to for what I am doing these days.” The Unlucky General.
To read the complete tutorial visit the Unlucky General