"Excuse us, but is this the way to Rorke's Drift!"

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Recently my wife surprised me with a couple of boxes of 1/72 Zulus, so a final 100 painted and destined for Lt. Chard and company......

I'll obviously chop their bases off just before I stick the figures on to the diorama.

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These additions will make a total of just under 500 figures figures on the model.......:upside:

Cheers.
Ron
 

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Recently my wife surprised me with a couple of boxes of 1/72 Zulus
Now most surprises between happily married couples, one to another, involve chocolates, flowers, a weekend away, a posh meal out or even some romantic rumpy-pumpy but Ron receives 100 Zulus!!! Funny site this :tongue-out3:
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So what's that - about 240 zulus so far? Only another 3760 to go!
Dave, I've had a look at the finished model thread and on it are 240 Zulus + the 150 odd British soldiers. Add to that this batch, that will give us almost 500 diddy people......I need a drink!
We all had some good crack when I was making the model didn't we?

Edit - Thanks Jim, nice one!

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We all had some good crack when I was making the model didn't we?
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Yeah. But I'm still disappointed you didn't build the hills to line up all your zulus like in the film! I mean, it wouldn't be a problem for a man with your dioramering skills; the only issue would be when you try to kick Justine out into the garden shed to make room for it!
 

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I can't kick her out into the garden shed, she already lives there!......:smiling4:
 
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Ron - if you are thinking of converting any of the figures the pins used by insect collectors are really good - hard steel and very thin. The best supplier is a company called Watkins & Doncaster from Kent.

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Thanks for the suggestion Peter. Unfortunately this afternoon I glued all the figures onto the diorama. I will log your excellent idea for any future conversions.

Dave and Rick - NO MORE B****Y ZULUS! ... and yes, I know I'm shouting but I can't fit any more on the base....... :tongue-out3:

Although I am seriously considering building the burned out hospital and try to figure out a way to extend the existing diorama.

Yours.
Prince Dabulamanzi kaMpande.
Commander Zulu Impi.
Rorke's Drift
 

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Thanks for the suggestion Peter. Unfortunately this afternoon I glued all the figures onto the diorama. I will log your excellent idea for any future conversions.

Dave and Rick - NO MORE B****Y ZULUS! ... and yes, I know I'm shouting but I can't fit any more on the base....... :tongue-out3:

Although I am seriously considering building the burned out hospital and try to figure out a way to extend the existing diorama.

Yours.
Prince Dabulamanzi kaMpande.
Commander Zulu Impi.
Rorke's Drift
So this is where you have been hiding and taking up a foreign nationality, you are not the bloke that keeps emailing me wanting to hide some money in my bank accout are you??? Cheers, Mike.
 
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Great looking Zulu chaps.....nice work.....they will beef up the dio a treat....

Also, if you are after pins, as well as entomology pins, look up a lace makers supplier. They sell pins of bewildering types, sizes and metals...all reasonably priced....and of high quality....
 
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