G company, 2/24th Regiment of foot. Islandlwana 1879

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Viking Bob, May 23, 2017.

  1. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A figure from David Zabroki at FeR miniatures.
    Painted in acrylics and oil for the face and hands. I have given the figure a new head from the discontinued 60th Rifles from Tommys war.
    Why G company, these were posted on the right of the battle on the forward edge of boulder strewn ground at the head of two dongas.
    Thanks for looking.

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  2. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice work on the figure and groundwork Bob:).
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Ralph (y)
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    And now dusted up for the campaign look.

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  5. Grod A Fixture

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    Nice work on a great subject Bob.
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  6. fogie Active Member

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    First rate stuff .... like this a lot ! I guess you've read Mike Snook's book 'How can men die better' This bloke brings it alive ....
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Gordon, appreciate the coment and yes a great subject.

    Thank you for the coment, I have not read that one but have read ' washing the spears' by D Morris, some time ago, also many others.
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  8. fogie Active Member

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    Dash out this minute and find a copy ( also the companion volume about Rorke's Drift ) You will not
    be disappointed. In fact you'll probably be inspired to model all of 'G' Coy.
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  9. JonH Active Member

    Another fantastic figure Bob. Great choice of subject as usual.
    Your reds are consistently impressive and he's muddied up lovely.
    Jon
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  10. misfit151 Well-Known Member

    Well done Bob one of my favourite periods...great(y). Mike
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Fogie; just got a copy of both through Amazon, thanks for the info.

    Jon; the reds are the Andrea red acrylics set but toned down a little, thanks for the coment.

    Mike; one of my favourite periods too, thank you for the coment.
    Thanks all
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  12. anstontyke A Fixture

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    lovely work bob, i like both the before and after pictures. i would not dare try to get your campaign look for fear of messing up the figure.

    tony
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Daaaaamned fine work that Bob. (y)
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  14. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much for your coment Tony. Go on and give it a go, You don't have to go over board with the effect as it's only a powder, artist chalk dust will give the same effect.
    Thanks again.
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  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Roger,
    Regards
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  16. chailey Active Member

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    The pose on this chap is quite reminiscent of an old Hinchliffe 100mm figure, I had one once but stupidly sold it!
    Very "stoic" looking isn't he...

    Steve
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  17. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very well done Bob
    A good looking casting too.
    Keith
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Steve
    I quite agree about the pose very 'Victorian do or die'. A very nice figure with some extreme detail ( some too small for my eye's, even with an optivisor).
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Keith,
    Its a very good casting and goes together very nicely, no filler at all. Highly recommended to all fans of the Victorian period.
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  20. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent job.

    Marc
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