Just a simple post this time and a quick update on the progress I have been making with my colonial wars project.
Part 2 can be found here
|270 Zulus in various stages of painting|
In time I'll select some of the plastic ones and purchase a few metals to create the Indunas (Bosses). These will be mounted in much the same way that I did my ECW commanders on round bases.
|Finished Zulus - all the bases will be done at the same time along with the movement trays - apologies not the best picture|
As a footnote I realised that I needed a storage solution for these guys - a quick hunt on ebay revealed these plastic trays 10 for £27.00
These are perfect for 28mm figures - the depth is around 5cm and each tray is robust enough with its lid on to support a stack of trays. The trays themselves can hold 66 figures on movement trays.
|A4 Box with lid|
On a final footnote whilst clearing away the sprues from the constructed Zulus it stuck me that the volume of wasted plastic was criminal. In a world where resources are becoming scarcer by the day I really do feel that the games companies should consider this waste. Either by reducing the spruie count and adding more bodies to the sprues or alternatively promoting ways that these sprues can be used in an alternative manner. For example it would be great if the sprues themselves could be embossed with a brick pattern so walls could be constructed from the waste.
More to come very soon
Part 4 here