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The Rorke's Drift 4.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mick3272, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. mick3272 A Fixture

    This will be my first attempt at painting a bust/s. I have decided to go with Mitches four Rorke's Drift busts. Lieutenant's Chard, & Bromhead, C/Sgt Bourne and Private Hook.

    Chard & Bromhead are as they come out of the box, Bourne & Hook have some attachments I hope you like.



    The Conversions were done by our own Jim Evans aka(Jimbo) and I am over the moon with them.
    So thank you Jim a great job.

    Now the bad news I wont be able to put paint to bust until Feb next year as I am away from home.
    But I was so pleased with them I had to show them off.


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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Jimbo has done a good job and can't wait for the paint to go on.

    Hitch... Hitch, I saw you. You're alive.
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  3. mick3272 A Fixture

    Yes Bob he certainly did.
    Being a rivet counter for correctness , It was a hard decision to go with the the film,
    But Jim offered to put an arm on Hook for me then I had the idea of the duty book.
    So job done. Now I have to wait to see them in the flesh just hope I can do them justice.
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  4. taff edwards A Fixture

    Hi Mick
    What a great idea they are going to look fantastic when painted , I know historically the movie had fault but god what a good one , bloody hell have the music in my head already lol .
    I must admit Jimbo is an absolute dimond when he puts together these conversions for us and to such high standard considering he has been in a pretty bad way for a long time with his back ,but always a smile and a joke , we were laughing the other day about how he walked across the kitchen one day when I visited looked like he had a cattle prod inserted some where lol
    But joking aside thanks for always having ideas and magi sculpt warm and ready
    Oh stop crying Jim you big tart
    Cheers Chris
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

    Glad you like them Mick and I'm sure you'll do justice to them, they are now all packed up awaiting your return to old Blighty(y)
    Thanks Bob for your kind comments and also to Chris for your kind words, I'm doing well now and hoping to be right for Christmas so keep that cattle prod to yerself lol;)
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  6. taff edwards A Fixture

    Awh Jim and I got one with a special attachment
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  7. Nap Moderator

    Hi Mick ,

    Blimey el Jimbo didn't hang about eh! ..looks good , really like the Colour Sgt ...don't forget the names in the book !

    Now come out of the sun and paint !

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  8. mick3272 A Fixture

    No he didn't hang about did he, Mind you I wasn't there to ply him with biscuits and leading him astray :whistle: So he was able to crack on
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  9. Nap Moderator


    Neither was I there ..think he has moved and not told me ....lol

    Have a good time in the sun

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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's a great edition to the colour sergeant Bourne bust by Jim,I love it
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  11. clrsgt A Fixture

    Like the addition of the roll book for Colour Sgt. Bourne.
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  12. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Brian.
    Thought you might like C/Sgt Bourne. I'II send you the Book so you can fill in the enlistment details for me with your keen eye to detail(y) :D.

    But yes it is nice and Jim did a great job.
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  13. peedee A Fixture

    Hey there El Mick,
    When you told me at Folkestone I did say can't wait to see this.
    Great idea, terrific work from Jim, lovely result.

    I'd be staring at them every day even without the paint so I know you will be getting enjoyment from having them ready to go.
    I do worry that it's too hot for you to paint there at the moment, makes me wonder how the other Spanish modellers and Mr Vallejo ever get anything done at all.
    Get on with it you big Jessie.
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  14. Andrew Perren PlanetFigure Supporter

    "Say Sir, Officer on parade"
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  15. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Mick,
    Look forward to the winter months to see some colour on these. I had a similar idea to do a modified version of my 120mm version of Colour Sgt. Bourne reading the roll.
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  16. mick3272 A Fixture

    Yes Bourne came out great.
    Yes it aint half hot but I bought some of that retarder stuff see if that helps.
    But these wont be done til Feb at the earliest as I am in Sunny Spain and they are in the uk awaiting my return.
    It all comes to those that wait and I have to bloody wait. and so do you.

    El Mick
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  17. Jimbo A Fixture

    Hi Mick
    If your desperate for them I can post them out to Spain for you if you like? hopefully they would travel okay without damage? up to you mate
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  18. mick3272 A Fixture

    No Thank you Jim.
    Im still waiting for post that was forwarded from home to me in Spain last year.
    Ive taken four 120mm figs along with the Chard and Bromhead busts to keep me amused .
    But thanks for thinking.
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

    No worries Mick, will sit tight with them until you contact me next year,
    Jim (y)
  20. Dewi Evans Member

    Hi Richie,

    Were you thinking of something like this! I Googled this one some time ago, but I don't know who the conversion belongs to!!!!!

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