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1:500 scale Rorke's Drift

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Andrew Belsey, Dec 22, 2021.

  1. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    This is a project that has been on the back-burner for about 15 years! I used to have access to drawing my own etchings. I drew some silhouettes of 1:500 scale figures which I then bulked up with Miliput. The last photo of Zulus has what they look like before bending into more animated positions. I used to do all this without magnification but have got older, so need an optiviser these days. I also made a small wagon in styrene with etched wheels. You'll see the wheels have two layers to bulk out the rims. I'm not decided yet as to how big the diorama will be?/how many buildings to include? I have 1;32 projects to complete but am thinking of this one again and thought some of you would enjoy it.
    Andy
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  2. NeilW A Fixture

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    Clearly a labour of love (or madness?).

    Great idea to flesh out the silhouettes and the waggon is a masterpiece... my only issue is that the 2/24th facings are the wrong shade of green (they changed from willow green to grass green).... LoL ;)
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  3. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Insane, but takes some skill & patience.

    - Steve
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  4. Redcap A Fixture

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    I envy your eyesight and I think they need some more shadow and highlights adding......!!

    I look forward to seeing the end result Andrew.

    Gary
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  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    As an "old" man, :) I am overjoyed to be able to work on 28mm and 36mm figures but 15mm, really! I am truly looking forward to this thread. A 15mm scratch built diorama is fascinating. Way to go Andrew.

    Cheers
    Ken
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  6. Jon Harbuck New Member

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    Nice work. Will there be a photoetched Jack Hawkins trying to push the wagon back upright?
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Goodness you are a dark horse Andy :)
    Another miniature gem in the making.
    With 10000 + Zulu you’ll be busy mate.
    Will enjoy seeing this one reach a conclusion too.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Just looked at my scale ruler ......WOW!!!!!!...that's small

    Great idea for a project and all credit to revisit it

    Best get some more smaller sized brushes

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  9. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Thanks for the warning. I'll change them to the correct colour before doing any more.
    Andy
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  10. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Thanks guys. I like miniature and have done a lot of tiny work.
    I have a lot of dioramas in 1:285 scale. I have not posted them on here as it is a figure forum. You will find more photos on my website. (There is a link to it below.)
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    This is a scratch-built 60 pounder with converted 1:285 scale figures.
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    These are 1:400 scale Romans done the same way as the Zulus - etchings bulked out with Miliput.
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    These are 1:700 scale sailors on scratch-built ships.
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Andy, Andy, Andy - I’m sure there is a name for this detailing mate! 1/700th sailors I’ve seen it all now :)
    That’s incredible without a doubt.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  12. Oda A Fixture

    Second that!!!!!!

    Oda.
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  13. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A bloomin' marvellous project Andy, and a real pleasure to be reminded of your past work. Masochism to some.....
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Andy

    Amazing modelling , PF isn't for just figures but all modelling with figures included like these so please do share more !

    ( we've been running a vignette & diorama comp for the last year as well ...details in FOTM forum )


    These pieces are really great to see ..how do you see them ! .....figures are very effective indeed and as for the base work/ ships ...just a WOW!

    Thanks for sharing them all

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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  15. fogie A Fixture

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    Deliciously wonderful madness....:) Absolutely brilliant !!!

    Mike
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  16. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Look at my Avatar Peter! I'm perfectly normal - I think?
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    Andy
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  17. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    I have 36 dioramas in 1:285 scale and they all have figures! Figures are my real passion - the rest is background.
    I used to have perfect close sight and most of this was done unmagnified. I do need an optiviser these days. I probably strained my eyes!!
    Andy


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  18. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Here are some more images of my 1:400 Roman Villa - all scratch-built, including the trees, figures, animals.... I made the building at college 40 years ago, but improved the groundwork and added the figures about 15 years ago.
    For those who want to see more, you can visit my website - link below. I will post more on here Nap/Kev.
    Andy

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  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm stunned Andy! This is breathtaking work. (y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  20. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Thanks Ken,
    Guess what I do for a job? I'm a professional and make architectural models for my living.
    Andy
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