Zulu, Zulu Dawn, Zulu war personalities your choice

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Richie, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi All,
    I am going to expand my range of figures and the former Mike French range of figures. I suppose this is especially directed to the Zulu war enthusiasts or modellers who have done this type of figure.
    What figure or personality would you like to see from either Zulu, Zulu Dawn or real personality from the Zulu war. I am looking to get a good likeness done as per the previous releases in my range.

    I'll throw a few in the pot for starters;

    Surgeon Reynolds - Patrick Magee
    Corporal Schiess - Dickie Owen
    Bob Hoskins - Colour Sergeant Williams
    Peter Vaughan - Quartermaster Bloomfield
    Private Hughes - Larry Taylor.

    Thank you in advance for your input.
    cheers
    Richie
    P.S. I have already started the ball rolling on two characters that will be done in 120mm

    patrick magee zulu1.png DO3.jpg Bob Hoskins.png Peter Vaughan.jpg larry taylor.jpg
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  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    How about Phil Daniels - didn’t he play a drummer or musician in Zulu Dawn?
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  3. Richie A Fixture

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    H Chris,
    Thank you I will add him to the list and see how he comes out.
    cheers
    Richie
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  4. Helm A Fixture

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    For me Peter Vaughan was the epitome of a QM, and would make a wonderful bust. Not my period but I would buy one just for those buggers handles :D
    Steve
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  5. peedee A Fixture

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    Corporal Scheiss, no question.
    The Zulu iNduna eNkele from the hilltop would 'Bayete' awesme too mate.
  6. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,
    If Peter Vaughan gets done I could do you a 120mm bust version;), thanks for chipping mate appreciated.
    cheers
    Richie
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  7. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi P,
    How are you keeping mate, I'm liking Schiess.
    As for the Zulu you mean these few;)
    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Richie

    Good selection of subjects my choice would be the QM and Scheiss

    Look forward to seeing more on the new recruits

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  9. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Nap,
    Thank you Kev, but it's not just restricted to the ones I posted it could be anyone, I just posted those 5 as examples, I could have done the same for real people.

    It's a chance for people to get a new 120mm figure done based on their input.

    If they just want to see the former Mike French Zulu war range expanded then that's OK too.
    cheers
    Richie
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    The preacher and daughter would be good but not sure it's that commercial !

    Might watch the films later

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  11. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    The QM. Epitome of the Victorian career soldier.
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  12. Helm A Fixture

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    There's always 'Itch.
    Steve
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  13. Helm A Fixture

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    You will have to make fasounds of them though
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  14. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Paul Copley as Corporal Storey setting out the range markers in front of the British firing line, accompanied by the young lad.

    Geoff
  15. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Paul Copley would be a great one to do - he also played John Frost’s batman in A Bridge Too Far.
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    I'll seriously think about this one Geoff, it's a good shout thanks.
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  17. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Geoff,
    So pegging out the range markers or fleeing from the Zulu's!
    The lad with an arm full of range markers just as the Zulu's come into sight or him holding the Martini as Copley pegs them into the ground.
    Or Copley holding onto the lads right arm and fleeing back towards the lines.
    cheers
    Richie
  18. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Hi Richie, I think the lad holding the rifle and reacting to the sight of the Zulus as the corporal's pegging them into the ground.

    Geoff
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  19. Richie A Fixture

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    I know this is not the exact shot as the lad is not looking into the distance.
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  20. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Hi Richie, that could be a basis for a scene. I think the 90mm Steady Lad vignette you already have in your range might have planted the seed as well. Perhaps the corporal turning slightly & looking over his shoulder. Fear, panic setting in on both of them.
    Perhaps the corporal doing a "bugger this" moment before legging it.

    Geoff
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