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Norman Abbey Isandlwana diorama 1975
Rock Savage


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Does anyone remember this remarkable Isandlwana diorama that was featured in the July 1975 issue of Military Modelling?

The diorama is by Norman Abbey and utilizes the Hinchcliffe Models 54mm Zulu War figure range sculpted by Cliff Sanderson.





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Hawkwind


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Is this the one that is at the Brecon museum? it rings bell. Stunning diorama!
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Bill Cainan 3


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Rock

Ah - a question I can answer !

Hawkwind is absolutely correct. It is a stunning diorama, and it is located in the Anglo-Zulu War Room of the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh in Brecon.

Bill
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Rock Savage


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Bill and Hawkwind,

Thank You. It is a stunning diorama.
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The Lt.


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Thanks Rock for taking the time and sharing the photos. I've never seen the photos of the diorama but am familiar with the figures used in creating it sculpted by Cliff Sanderson for Hinchliffe Models LTD. I can just imagine the time an effort spent in the painting of the figures that appear in it which bring the diorama to life.....The Lt.
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kelsard27


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if memory serves it shows younghusbands defence.
i went to see it in under two flags a model shop in st christopher place oxford street.
outstanding.
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peterw


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Did anyone visit the Forbes Museum in Tangier and view the Isandlwana model?

I wonder where it is now?

Peter
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peterw


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To answer my own question, the Museum was apparently taken over by the Moroccan government and can still be visited, although it is also used to accommodate visiting dignitaries.

Peter
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