Sunday, 4 September 2011

CP Models "Darkest Africa" British Infantry Zulu war 1/72.

 Hello all,

Well after a wedding this weekend (not mine already been done!)I thought I would post this fine figure  on the Blog, already made it onto Benno's forum.
This is another CP Models production from Mark.
Darkest Africa, is the name of the range so expect some more figures in the future.
I do not know if the colours are 100% right, I should know I have watched "Zulu" enough times but you never know if the film makers got it right.
It is a great pose and an usual one.It would be nice to see if they went with the new HaT range that include a few commiserate poses.I think the don't quite go with the old ESCI/Italeri boy's but who cares there is enough do make a bloody good dio with what you get.
The ammo box I am quite happy with.For a change the wash worked better than I expected.The carrying rope has also came out nicely.
The face has really come up well.It helps have a good base to start with.The way I paint figures is mainly using washes to shade rather build up with paint, very lazy I know but it works for me!
The bloody epaulets took for ever.Many attempts to get it right took place.
The usual Tamiya weathering powder made an outing and have worked well.To be honest I am quite chuffed with how this bloke turned out.

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!

Cheers for looking,   Rich.

6 comments:

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great looking piece, Rich

Paul´s Bods said...

He looks great. You should definately do some more.
Zulu..great film but about as historically accurate as Gladiator..
Here´s the uniforms...note the slightly brown pith helmets...without badges;
http://www.britishbattles.com/zulu-war/isandlwana.htm
Cheers
Paul

peter said...

I really love this figure Rich! You did a great paintjob on him! Zulu and Zulu dawn, two of my favorite movies ;-)

PS: can you send me some information about that tamiya weathering powder? You know how to reach me ;-)

Greetings
Peter
http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

Nick Grant said...

Great work Rich. Very nice indeed. Lovely sculpt to.

Nick

Nick Grant said...

Opps, that should read too!

Teachers, eh?!

Nick

Paul said...

He sure looks the part. Really nice effort on the detailing.

No wonder you are chuffed.

Regards Paul