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Military Modelling Magazine April 1995 - Durnford Figure ?
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Do any of our toy soldier collectors know of, or have this copy from April 1995, that apparently has an article which gives details of a Colonel Durnford figure conversion ?

There are no details whether it was done by a company or private modeller.

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Dewi Evans


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Hi Coll,

The article was by a gentleman name Rod Smith, I hope this of assistance.


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Dewi

Very much appreciated ! Wink

Thankyou

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I'm not aware of the Mike French figurine of Burt Lancaster from 'Zulu Dawn' mentioned in the article, whether it was sold in numbers from shops, or was another conversion.

I certainly have never seen French's figurine anywhere on the net, perhaps it was a one-off, privately made by the modeller.

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John Young


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Coll,

No it was available in shops, turns up on e-Bay sometimes.

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Dewi Evans


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Hi Coll,

Mike French Models was a one man company who specialised in personality figures (120 mm), based on characters from Zulu, Zulu Dawn and The Alamo. Please see below a few of the figures from my own collection based on Zulu and Zulu Dawn characters and a few historical ones from the same company.
And as John says the figures turn up on Ebay from time to time

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John/Dewi

Thanks for the info.

Dewi

The images are fantastic.

Thankyou very much for sharing them with us. Wink

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Haydn Jones


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Dewi

Nicely painted figures. I would be interested to know your preferred medium for 120mm scale - acrylics, enamels, oils - or a mix perhaps?

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Dewi Evans


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Haydn,

When I did have the time to paint figures, I used a combination of oils and enamels. I bought some acrylics at Euro Militaire one year, but have not tried them out yet Crying or Very sad

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The Lt.


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Thank you Dewi for sharing the photos of the figures they're extremely well done in their scale....The Lt.
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Haydn Jones


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Dewi

Thank you. The largest scale I have done is 200mm but that was a Zulu bust and essentially an exercise in trying out my airbrush technique (didn't come out TOO bad!). Otherwise, I'm a 28 - 65mm man and while I have tried oils on the larger of those scales I tend to stick with acrylics. However, this thread got me thinking about doing a larger figure at some stage and the best medium to consider - hence my question. I guess I could throw the airbrush (Vallejo Modelair acrylic) into the mix as well ........ hmmm, more thought required but in the meantime, thanks again.

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Dewi Evans


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Haydn,

You're welcome, good look with your project.

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Dave Colbourne


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If anyone's interested, there's a Mike French figure on ebay now, the Henry Hook figure http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Private-Henry-Hook-Rorke's-Drift-120mm-RARE-/280514853830?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item414ffcfbc6

I'd just like to make it clear I have no connection with the person selling this item!
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I'd be more keen to know if the modeller who done the conversion in the magazine article has kept the Col. Durnford figure or sold it on.

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John Young


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I know that Rod disposed of a lot of his Zulu War material a few years back, I haven't seen him since.

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