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PostSubject: flocking stands to historical accuracy   flocking stands to historical accuracy EmptyMon Jan 16, 2023 10:50 pm

Hello all, wargammer painting new zulu army with a question. Its mainly for Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift. The Zulus are 15mm mounted on 50mm x 75mm with 10-12 figures on the stand.

Iam about to start flocking some stands and am running into a bit of a dilemma with regards to authentic look of terrain specifically grass colour/variety, height, density/sparsity, etc. I have been looking for pictorial references to base my flocking on and have befuddled myself. Any help would be much appreciated via link, pics or description.

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PostSubject: Re: flocking stands to historical accuracy   flocking stands to historical accuracy EmptyTue Jan 17, 2023 12:29 pm

Hi Khan
Being the height of summer and with a lot of rain at the end of 1878 beginnning of 1879 the area would have been very green with very long grass, in some places shoulder high.
Long grass like this I appreciate would not be parctical for wargaming but the area would have been a lot greener than people imagine.
There would be standing water in the dongas along the valley in front of the camp and vertical surfaces in the landscape would be a brown/orange colour.
Tracks would would be muddy with deep furrows when regularly used by heavy wagons.
Hope this helps
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PostSubject: Re: flocking stands to historical accuracy   flocking stands to historical accuracy EmptyWed Jan 18, 2023 10:35 pm

thank you, thats the info i needed to start doing mock ups.
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PostSubject: Re: flocking stands to historical accuracy   flocking stands to historical accuracy EmptyThu Jan 19, 2023 6:40 pm

Hi Khan
Here’s a couple of shots of some of my basing if it’s any help.
Cheers Phil

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PostSubject: Re: flocking stands to historical accuracy   flocking stands to historical accuracy EmptySat Jan 21, 2023 10:51 am

Hi,

I've textured the bases, put some patches of flock and then put a number of tufts on the bases.

The tufts I have used are quite tall - thigh to waist height on a 25mm figure.

There's no need to absolutely cover the base with tufts, just put enough on them to give the impression of long grass.

Cheers

Simon

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