A blog about Victorian miniatures, some historical and some definately not!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Targets Revised Down Already!

I think on reflection I was being a bit ambitious with the amount of figures I am going to paint , so the previous post is not set in stone!  I cannot see myself painting that many Redcoats ....but you never know.

I spent today working on the bases of my Zulus , I currently have 50 that just need the bases finished and shields, about 50 need a few bits of detailing and bases and shields and about 100 which are cleaned , undercoated and given a all over basecoat.Im hoping by next weekend to get the first 50 finished when I shall post some pics.I actually started these back in the autumn  so dont think Ive done this in the last couple of weeks! I have developed a speed method (well speedy for me) to paint the Zulus as I am keen to paint lots and get them on a table next year. I also have approx 50 24th foot half painted.

In a future post I shall consider the miniatures Im using in more detail but my Zulus will be a eclectric mix of the following ranges- New Foundry, Old Foundry, Rapier, Empress, Old Glory , Black Tree Design , Redoubt, Baker Company,Steve Barber Models and Wargames Factory. My unfortunate collecting habit makes me buy figures from different manufacturers even though I know they should not really be used together due to differences in size and style and I have got figures from all of the above and I even bought a few from Irregular, Minifigs and Hinchcliffe for the sake of completeness.

Till next time


  1. Im enjoying reading your blog keep up the good work.
    I two like buying and comparing lots of diferent ranges, and having a real mix on the table.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, sadly this weeeks not gone well painting wise

  3. Hi, just stumbled across your blog. I, too, am starting in on a Zulu War project, so I am keen to follow yours for inspiration. Looking forward to those pics - whenever you happen to get them done.

  4. Hi and welcome Tim.This weekend for pics hopefully. I like your blog too, lot of shared interests , got lots of WW1 in Africa Brigade stuff but its quite a long way down the pecking order at the moment, very impressed you sculpted some figures yourself!
    I will follow your blog too when my comp speeds up a bit, its downloading some rules at the moment.