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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 8:03 pm

Hi All

1879graves - Your Lancer is coming on a treat, I will hold it in my display cabinet for safe keeping (the wife said it can have pride of place). You would not want it getting damaged in transit. Wink

John - I think I will dedicate this to my display cabinet for a while, I am humbled that you think it is good enough for a place in a museum. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Martin - Thanks for the compliment. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] If "this means war" you just try and get this away from the missus and you'll know your in a battle [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

90th - Thanks for the compliment. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] The next project is going to be another mounted one and I think, I want to do Bullers rescue of D'Arcy, based on the image below. Buller may be wearing a slouch hat and Norfolk jacket in my version!. I do have plans to do an artillery battery sergeant as some point. All together I have between 30 to 40 projects in mind. Besides the Lancer I have another 3 figures work in progress at the minute.

Pascal - I want to do some of the personalities, but my primary task will be to build models of the other regiments and Colonial volunteers both mounted and on foot. I think a naval figure would be a nice addition and something generally over looked other than war gaming size. Talking about war gaming........
When are we going to see you post some of your models on here???

I must say I had a good chuckle to myself and rattled my sore rib when I saw my Lancer going to so many good homes. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Some great banter [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 8:19 pm

Hi Richie

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1879graves - Your Lancer is coming on a treat, I will hold it in my display cabinet for safe keeping (the wife said it can have pride of place)

I am very happy to see that MY LANCER will be held in your display cabinet for safe keeping and your wife said it can have pride of place. Very Happy

:lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 8:34 pm

Problem is, it looks so life like, let's just hope its doesn't ride off.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 10:20 pm

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/britishcavalry/17thlancers1879front.htm

Just for comparison. Salute
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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 2:41 am

Hi Richie

Oh dear Shocked I can see I will need my 'tin hat' and 'riot sheild' :lol:

Umm, on second thoughts I think that I will just have to make do with a picture of it. Sad

Keep up the good work mate, hope the rib isn't too bad through laughing.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 am


HI all

Do not worry Richie, I'll post my figures one day this year, but in packs of 40 ...



Look my avatar for a example of my work...

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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 11:53 am

Hi Riche

Just had a great idea mate.

You could keep MY 24th foot (2nd Warwickshire) regiment figure in your display cabinet for safe keeping for me Very Happy

I am sure that your good lady wife would approve of this alternative suggestion Rolling Eyes :lol:

Have you ever considered making a figure of Redvers Buller or some other well known officer? Or how about a figure from the Naval Brigade, I'm sure P.O. Tom would claim that figure. :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Richie,
There are figures almost exactly like yours for sale in Bury St Edmunds market for £3 a piece. 24th, 17th Lrs, Zulus, the lot.
I will start the bidding and offer £4 for yours, it'll look good on the dashboard of my ambulance.
Tasker

Seriously though, am following your progress with baited breath. A great piece of work, keep it up.
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PostSubject: mounted 17th lancer   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 8:08 pm

Hi Tasker .
This may be a ridiculous request but here goes anyway ! , Is it possible you can post a photo of these 3 Pd figures ?????.
I cant believe anything like Richie is putting together would sell for 3 quid , Not doubting you , but may have to fly over on the next plane to clean out that market !!!!!!!!. The ' Britains ' 54 mm figures are very expensive as well , its hard to comprehend anything like Richies being sold for 3 Quid . Suspect Suspect Suspect .
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 29, 2012 8:33 am

Hi all

When it is not expensive is worth nothing, the figures are of Richie at the £ 1.000.000 each.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 29, 2012 6:31 pm

90th, Pascal, Richie, apologies if my post was a bit too dry! I was only kidding!
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PostSubject: mounted 17th lancer   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 01, 2012 2:44 am

Hi Tasker .
I didnt see the bottom part of your post !. Suspect . I suppose I best cancel my air ticket as I was going to clean out that market
you mentioned !. :lol: . So , I suppose I dont need the packing case I was going to get on ebay ............. Do I ??? . :lol: . :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 01, 2012 7:03 am

Hi all

Tasker

If they sold the figurines from the time that we put to manufacture them, they would be unsaleable ...

That is why I would not sell my 28 mm.

And I love having figures that other will never ...

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 01, 2012 7:31 pm

In my best avatar voice

ALRIGHT THEN........

1879graves - your lancer is doing fine and coming on a treat. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

littlehand - it will be well tethered so it won't get away I don't want 1879graves after me Very Happy [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

CTSG - great figure and one to aspire towards. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Admin - that is a superb photo and the first time I have seen it. Do you have a photo of Redvers Buller mounted? [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Martin - no tin hat required mate, if you check my last post a little further up you will see the next project [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Pascal - don't wait until you make an impi post some now [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

tasker224 - no offence taken mate I too have a dry sense of humour and by the way for four quid you can have a blade of grass off the base [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


90th - if you ever buy that ticket come and visit your lancer.... oops I mean 1879graves lancer Very Happy [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Will post some progress the weekend probably Sunday as I have been chipping away at it. I know and old lad whose hobby is photography and when I get this finished I will ask him to photograph it and if it turns out OK I will send you a copy.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Looking 4wd to sunday to see how my blade of grass is coming on!
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 12:50 pm

Hi all

Richie

I will not post my 50 Zulu before they are painted and photographed ...

For now, I'm on the layout of my catalog ...

I will post my catalog in April, hopefully, even if it is not finished and you will see my first 10 figures of Swazis ... For my first Zulu, will have to wait, the catalog comes first ... j 'have a lot of text to type and I found new s "documentation" on Wood Irregulars ...I love also the Swazi warriors...

I still have a hundred "Free French" to photograph and to lay out ...

I'm not out of the woods, but this will advance inexorably.

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Hi Richie .
Looking forward to seeing my Finished product on Sunday ..............Oops , sorry Graves , I've let the cat out the bag Shocked
Think I'll just go and hide in the corner !. You need to study mo You need to study mo . :lol: :lol: .
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Mar 04, 2012 3:26 pm

Hi All,
An update on the Lancer, it's been quite a productive week although it may not look it. Even this weekend alone I have put about 8 hours in. I have reworked a few bits I was not happy with and estimate about 10 jobs between construction from scratch, painting and afixing to final completion.

Hope you enjoy the photo's and thank you all again for the encouragement and support that has helped spur me on.
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Félicitations !
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Looking good Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Mar 04, 2012 6:49 pm

Exceptional and beautiful piece of work - right down to the blades of grass :lol:

Well done on an outstanding tribute to this unit. This deserves to reside in a museum.
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PostSubject: mounted 17th lancer   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Mar 04, 2012 11:04 pm

Hi Richie .
Agree with all other comments , wonderful effort , keep it up . Looking forward to my R.A Gun Limber and crew fleeing the battlefield . :lol: :lol: .
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Hi all

Looking forward to a figure of the excellent Pulleine Wink

Salute

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Very nicely done Richie and thank you for sharing him with us.....The1stLt
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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:06 pm

Hi Richie

Absolutely brilliant, very well done mate.

I hope that your good lady doesn't mind MY 24th foot (2nd Warwickshire) regiment figure being cared for in your display cabinet :lol:

It is easy to see that you (like me) live up in the North of England, the rain on the window gives the game away :lol: :lol: .

Best regards mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:12 pm

Thermometer indicates it to be nice and cosy inside though.
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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:22 pm

It's a wonder that all of us living up here in the North haven't got webbed feet :lol: :lol: :lol:

Quack, er, I mean regards

Martin. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:27 pm

It's about time you sent some of that wet stuff down the canals to East Anglia. The poor ole farmers are going spare!
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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:34 pm

tasker

They are welcome to it, we get more than our fair share of the wet stuff up here.

Do they want any strong winds as well? :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 7:40 pm

No, we've got plenty of that - and cloud. Just so flat, it won't precipitate!
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Hi All,

Pascal - merci mon ami [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] , as for Pulleine not on my to do list, have you no thoughts of making one?

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90th - thanks mate, that would be an awesome project to do, unfortunately I only have a R.A. Battery Sgt on my list [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Martin - thanks mate, the wife does not mind giving pride of place to these figures in the display cabinet, as long as I dust them. As for the weather it was not so long ago that was snow. Still we are a hardy bunch on the North East coast - you've got no choice. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I hope to finish this by next week and then plan my next project. I may defer that project and throw open a poll, this will be based on a list that I put up and will give you all a chance (by popular vote) to determine what figure is made next. Please let me know your thoughts.

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PostSubject: mounted 17th lancer   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi Richie .
Absolutely ! Salute Salute .
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 7:22 am

Hi all

I have one in 28 mm on horse and a Melvill also mounted ...But not again painted...

Mon ami Richie ,continuing, you are by far the best at this scale there ...

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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 6:25 pm

Hi Richie

Yes, you are right, the snow took ages to clear off the streets, and as for the moors, well, there were pockets of it for weeks.
The winds here normally go from west to east, so we get clobbered with it when it blows in from the coast, comes over the moors, then sweeps down the valley picking up speed, then hits us with an almighty bang.

As for a suggestion for your next model, I will still go along with Redvers Buller.

Best regards mate.

Martin. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi Richie
do you only make soldiers of British regiments?
If not, your interpretation of Mehlokazulu in full flow could be awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 7:08 am

Hi all

Richie, with figures , as me ,done only what you love, otherwise there will be bad because ...

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 08, 2012 8:54 am

Hi All,
Finally managed to get the last few bits done and so it's now completed. I would like to thank you all for the help, support and encouragement that has kept me motivated.
cheers
Richie

tasker224 - sorry for the late reply, I have just purchased some Zulu figures in the same scale as the Lancer so at some point I will be doing Zulu figures.

Watch this space as I will be contributing something else in the very near future.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 08, 2012 9:02 am

Hi Richie

Excellent Salute

Well done mate.
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PostSubject: mounted 17th lancer   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 08, 2012 9:11 am

Hi Richie.
Magnificent effort mate , outstanding !. Very Happy
cheers 90th. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 08, 2012 9:56 am

Richie. Just wanted to say this is the best standard of model painting I have ever seen. Absolutely out-stand achievement. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 08, 2012 9:33 pm

Hi 1879graves, 90th & Dave,
Thank you for your kind words, you have all contributed so much, I am learning a fantastic amount and I am only too glad I can contribute something back to this wonderful site.
cheers
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PostSubject: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 09, 2012 12:27 am

Hi Richie

BRILLIANT, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, VERY WELL DONE MATE. Salute Salute Salute

I think tasker may still be away for some time yet, but no doubt he will compliment you when he sees this superb model.

All the best mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 09, 2012 7:09 am

Bravo old lancer Wink

Salute

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 09, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi Martin & Pascal,
Again thank you to you both for all the continued support and contributions, very much appreciated.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 10, 2012 6:30 am

Zulu figures Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyTue Apr 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Hi Pascal,
In my best avatar voice "Zulu's to the south west sir 2 of them" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879   Mounted 17th Lancer Zulu War 1879 - Page 2 EmptyWed Apr 11, 2012 7:17 am

Richie, I ,figurines of Zulu warriors, I'm up to the ceiling, everything slows down in advance, but this will come :lol: :lol: :lol:

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