Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879

August 9, 2014

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
Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview by Gary^The^Procrastinator

The British ultimatum

August 18, 2010

Cuahchic built an interesting historical moment of the meeting under a wild fig tree on the Lower Thukela Drift, Natal Province, on 11th December 1878, between the Zulu’s king envoys and the British colony representatives. Present at this historic meeting was John Wesley Shepstone – Frere’s representative – who read to the Zulus a British ultimatum. You may read more about it at the MOC’s page.

The tree if the most notable detail were Cuahchic applied good techniques to get the volume effect of the tree leaves.

See more pictures here.

Zimbad Castle

December 29, 2009

Mark Stafford was quite imaginative when he built the Zimbad Castle. The walls are fantastic with the color variance between light and dark tan. Nice work.

I suspect that with the incoming Prince of Persia sets for 2010, more MOCs like this one will start to appear :)

Read the detailed description in MOCPages.


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