The Defence of Rorke's Drift. 22/23rd January 1879 (Revisited)

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The surviving defenders have been forced back to a final small perimeter by the storehouse.

Members might remember my original model of this battle which I constructed back in 2015.
Since then I've had a long standing urge to add more Zulus to a section which always looked a bit devoid of figures.
A few weeks ago my wife surprised me with a further 100 of the excellent Esci 1/72 Zulus.

I've placed some here and there to fill in some gaps, but the vast majority of newcomers are concentrated on the left of the diorama.

Because some of you good people might have seen the original, I've kept the photos to a minimum just to show the result with the additional figures.

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The over-run kraal.
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A more pleasing balance of the figures. Marvelous invention these 'er drones!
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The present Mrs. Ron has just looked over my shoulder and informed me that I have to build the burnt out hospital to finish this off. I daren't argue, so.....

Cheers all and thanks for looking.
Ron
 

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Hi Ron
That is one very busy dio. Looks great. If SWMBO requests a hospital then you had better get building.
Jim
 

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C'mon Ron - admit it! You were there and you're doing this from memory - right? There's no other way you could get such a vivid picture of what it was like!
 

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Jim and Gern - Thank you both for your excellent posts.

C'mon Ron - admit it! You were there and you're doing this from memory - right?
Dave (Big Box) Gern.
I know we all would like maximum longevity on this mortal coil, but I think your suggestion might be a tad over enthusiastic!
 

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AMAZING. I remember bits of the original film. Wasn't their a remake more recently? PaulE
 

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It is a terrific piece of work. You have captured the moment most effectively. And by all means carry on with the extension.
Cheers, Rick H.
 

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Jim and Gern - Thank you both for your excellent posts.



Dave (Big Box) Gern.
I know we all would like maximum longevity on this mortal coil, but I think your suggestion might be a tad over enthusiastic!
Let's see now. If you were just a young drummer boy who lied about his age on enlistment, you'd have been about 12 years old. That would make your year of birth 1867. So that would make you ..........

OK. Point taken!
 

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Thanks everyone for your great posts.
I know it's a re-hash, I just thought it might be of interest now the extra figures have been added.

Cheers.
Ron
 
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Ron,
I remember this the first time round and it was an excellent build then but with the additions you have made it is even better.
 
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