Rorke’s Drift Diorama

I haven’t posted much as I have been extremely busy with work – both the wargames business and the Toy Soldier side. I have managed a few games but not managed to write them up.

The main project I have been working on was a commission for a Christmas present for a customer for her husband:

This was a commissioned piece requested to accompany a painting of the Defence of Rorke’s Drift. The diorama has 71 figures (and a dog) and is 22 inches wide by 15 inches deep, based on an oak base and supplied with a 4mm acrylic cover.

It uses figures from the All the Queen’s men range with four additional new figures that have been added to the range just for this diorama. The hospital is made from a plywood shell with 3d printed stone texture added to the outside.

The new casualty figures will be released as soon as I get a some photos sorted and uploaded.

The hospital is the first of a range of facades and will be released as a kit and a fully painted item in time for the March London Show.

If you are interested in commissioning a diorama please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

There are many more photographs here:

https://imperialminiatures.co.uk/shop/dioramas/rorkes-drift-diorama/

Mike

Boer War Armoured Train

I have played a few 54mm games recently but not had time to write them up – hope to put up something soon.

I am currently working on a new piece for my Imperial Miniatures Toy Soldier range, which is a Boer War Armoured train.

The loco is nearly finished and once I have sorted a few bits I can start to work out what to make in metal. Currently it is laser-cut plywood with 3d printed parts.

The armoured wagon is getting there but needs quite a bit of work…

First New Set Released

I have just released the first new set for Imperial Miniatures which shows the Mafeking Cadets being inspected by Colonel Baden Powell.

This is the original set that I had commissioned when planning Imperial Miniatures and before the opportunity to purchase All the Queen’s Men arose. They are lightly larger figures (what I would class as 60mm) in line with Trophy and Little Legion. It seemed a shame not to release them anyway.