Gary built this realistic representation of the famous battle from the Zulu War of 1879.
I remember of an old movie I saw with my grandfather, many years ago, about this war. The picture I have in my mind of the battle between the Zulu and British soldiers is precisely the same as the one Gary published on Eurobricks. Quite impressive!
Regarding the building techniques I would like to highlight the wall texture, the thatched roof and the ground.
Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview by Gary^The^Procrastinator
maydayartist presented today at Eurobricks Pirate Board this outstanding piece of art! The construction is so smooth and with an incredible amount of details that I can’t stop going back and forward between the pictures here.
The author took some time with his workmate (a wooden ship modeller) to choose the right ship. The selected ship was an English warship named “Revenge” from 1577 that was built at minifigscale in the proportion of 1:50.
Today’s highlight goes to this battle between the British and French forces, represented by Mattius Xavier in this MOC. The buildings techniques are simple, but the photo perspective and placement of figures gave life and action to the scene.
Fort Saint-Frédéric was a French fort built on Lake Champlain to secure the region against British colonization and control the lake. It was located in modern New York State across the lake from modern Vermont at the town of Crown Point, New York.
The Fort McHenry diorama is the third creation of Blake Baer in a tribute to America. This diorama illustrates the battle between the English ships and the US army. The English soldiers tried to get into Philadelphia but first they had to defeat the Fort McHenry defenses. After a long bombardment and several attempts to capture the fort, the English navy seeing the battle would be a stale mate withdrew his ships and retreated to New Orleans.
This diorama shows an incredible high detailed US flag and very good details of the rockets and bombs hitting their targets. The explosions and smoke turns this MOC very dynamic. Last but not least, I loved the small bubbles of the small boat!
Blake wrote here a good description of the history around this MOC and the fight of the US to declare independence to England.
Jetro sent to my email this great vignette representing the Colonial War between English soldiers and natives. Teruel211 is the author of this MOC were I would point the spotlight to the way he built English soldiers. They are definitely a good representation of the old military uniforms.
You may see more pictures at flickr.