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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 03:31:32 PM »
Are you basing your research on the film or on books and such like?  Neither is wrong, I'm just curious.

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 04:15:43 PM »
Are you basing your research on the film or on books and such like?  Neither is wrong, I'm just curious.

Its out of my head - whatever you do some "clown of a rivet counter" will tell you are wrong, so heyho its only for fun so do as you wish
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
The stone porch outside the building made from MDF and then coated with plaster.
A coat of brown paint on the ground outside so when the coloured coating is added and falls off, it will not be as obvious.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 03:57:29 PM »
8 more soldiers cleaned up and primed
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 07:25:33 PM »
Hi Msea,
It is looking so good. I love the building, the figures, but those Biscuit box's.

Not sure a Mr. Robinson and I, have relatives in the biscuit industry.....?

Oh, Crumbs.....
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2018, 08:38:08 PM »
Thinking  about it I should have put "John Cook & Co Ltd" on the biscuit box !!!!!!
The 8 soldiers have now had some block colour on them.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2018, 04:31:02 PM »
The walls have now been ground out between the stone blocks and a start made on removing the corners of the blocks so they don't look like square modern blocks.Time consuming but should make it look more of the period -- I hope.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2018, 05:56:15 PM »
All walls done - next some colour in the grooves and then some more colour on the blocks.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2018, 07:46:00 PM »
A coat of tea on the ground outside the building.
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 09:00:42 PM »
Door and shutters fitted.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2018, 06:35:46 AM »
What a cool Project. I like it very much!

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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2018, 07:41:59 AM »
Don't forget the roof tiles!
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« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2018, 07:46:50 AM »
Thank you Oli - glad you are enjoying this project.
Which way round should I put the roof tiles on Zak ???????
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2018, 05:21:57 PM »
Now, Now, don't get tetchy!
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Zulu War 1879
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 09:07:49 PM »
Just thought it WILL NOT have roof tiles it has straw on the roof -- so I will not get them the wrong way round -- hohoho
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