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Figures of British army at Rorke's drift

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by simon1969, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. simon1969 New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just what it says really, does anyone know of a good figure (no bigger than 90mm preferably) depicting a british soldier at Rorke's Drift? (or similar)
    I'd like to try and tackle something red without it going pink!
    Cheers
    Simon
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Good Morning Simon,
    I did a search at Red Lancer and turned up a few for you in various sizes and manufacturers. Below is the link to the Red Lancer search results page.

    Well.......the link wouldn't work.....so go to Red Lancers....click on search.....type in "zulu wars" and then click on search at the bottom left.

    (y) Guy
  3. simon1969 New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Guy!
    that makes me look a bit lazy doesn't it? :(
    The truth is, I didn't have a clue where to start looking! ;)
    Cheers
    Simon
  4. poch mahone Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Simon,

    Andrea miniatures do a sargeant of the 24th Zulu Wars. You can order it from Historex in the U.K.

    Brian
  5. simon1969 New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Brian,

    Cheers, is that the 90mm one of the colour sargeant?
    I was also quite taken by "The Man Who Would be King" I assume it's one of their Film tie ins, but don't know which film it would be? so not sure if the figure would be suitable to paint up to depict a soldier during the Zulu wars.

    Cheers
    Simon
  6. poch mahone Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Yeah Simon, thats the one. It's a good figure reminds me a bit of Bob Hoskins from Zulu Dawn.

    Brian
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Good Morning Simon,

    Another technique I use to keep from "going pink" is to start with a base coat to British Crimson and end up drybrushing red as my final touch. This gives the deeper folds of the uniform a darker shading (British Crimson) with the top of the folds a more pure red.

    just a thought (y)
  8. Richard E New Member

    Hi Simon

    Can't believe you've never seen The Man Who Be King, Rudyard Kipling story with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. (y)

    But for your purposes a bit useless. in it they were in the Indian Army, so if you MUST have a Rorke's Drift man, it will take a bit of conversion to make him South Wales Borderers.

    Richard
  9. simon1969 New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nope! never seen it!
    Thought the title rung a bell though!
    Still like the figure so I might buy it anyway (y)

    Cheers
    Simon

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