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I had an email today, quite out of the blue, from the Company that make Warlord games 28mm Rorkes drift buildings, three years ago I contacted them to ask if they would do a 1/72 version. Today they told me they had and were supplying Italeri, both buildings and complete with internal walls, so I am expecting it to be a scaled down version of the 28mm one. No Photo`s as yet as Italeri have not released them for public viewing although I am told the trade have seen them,quite excited by this development, fingers crossed it`s out by Christmas and under the tree Christmas day.
Thank You Alan for this very good news in our current too calm 1/72 world.
2 questions :
# 1. Will they be hard plastic buildings or laser cut such as their latest Waterloo farm set?
# 2. Will this set include down sized 28mm warlord games figures?
Please let us know.
Laser cut, and the old Esci figures.
Thank you Alan for your information.
Just... what I feared...
OK for the old figures.
Now what is the final result for those laser cut things ?
Have you seen the Italeri Waterloo farm, for I haven't.
Isn't it a too toyish final result ?
If some body could tell us.
Two photos found on Italeri`s facebook page, it is in the background of two photo`s taken at a trade show...looks good to me.
I went to their FB page, but impossible to find your pictures.
Could you Please give a little help ?
GO to the post Model game 2015 Bologna (dated Nov 22) then click on the photos showing +7, as you go threw them stop on the one of the Mirage jet, look at the background the whole thing can be seen, but not in detail. then keep going until you come to a selection on WW2 tanks, the side of one of the buildings can be seen quite close up.
The two photo`s are now on my thread on Benno`s.
Thank You Alan,
I already thank you yesterday, but it seems my message was removed...
You have very goud eyes to find the Italery Buildings.
Even from far tThey look good anyway.
I hope we can get soon better pictures.
Thanks Pat....I knew what to look for, plus I was determined to find out more :-)
Following our messages, last thursday I sent a message on ITALERI FB Account.
Yesterday I received the following answer :
"Ciao Patrice. Very soon, in the next days, you can find the pictures on our web page and on FB. Ciao."
Let us cross fingers for it won't take too long...
Well done and thank you Pat, I am checking several times a day, already on both.
I just hope they make the old ESCI Brits in red! I will be happy & so will others as I will be buying a few & selling off the extra buildings & accessories!
The Esci are not bad but I think the new Hat ones are better. I don't like the ESCI Zulus shields... I like the a call to arms ones too despite they are lightly smaller... Their Zulus are terrific and very lively.
Now about the Roke's drift set thanks to your information I found this link on the net about the Warlord Games Roke's drift set. It gives a good overview on what we could get, with lucky chance. May be you already know it, but in case you don't:
I really look forward for the buildings but I do hope too we get all the rest that could provide a very good diorama. The mealie bags and crates walls and the stone walls and the cart. All these things that could provide good diorama elements.
Let's hope !
Yes fingers crossed, Hat have their wagons on the way, so at some point we get them, sooner the better, and unmarried Zulu`s. The mealie sack walls and redoubt I will scratch build. I started painting more Zulu war figures today after a long lay of, the old enthusiasm has come flooding back.
I paint with Enamel Colour (old school...) 98 matt for Zulus, first primed black. Any advise ?