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Scots & British Guards

Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Feb 2017, 14:26

Many years ago I started work on La Hay Sainte,The Bella Alliance,and Hougoumont. In those far away days it was pictures in books that inspired me,but really there was little in the way of information about these places especially Hougoumont. In this day and age information on any subject is gained by a simple click on a keyboard. Then back in the day it was studying photographs with a magnifying glass.
:mrgreen: " He`s just only Kidding!"_____ :coffee: "i am not,it is true!"

So with that in mind I make another start at painting Napoleonics again,because what good are buildings without 1" tiny fellows surrounding them?

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STRELETS Highland Infantry On The March & British Infantry On The March

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Below i have started to blob a few for myself,and for my future needs.

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A dozen samples of British Coldstream Guards,and 9 Scots Guards,just to sort of feel my way around each figure and i am most impressed on how easy they are to paint. However I am no great figure painter,and I paint and produce toy soldiers while others produce a single model figure or indeed several that look beautiful. I always admire that gift. :thumbup:

My plan is to paint marching figures for the Napoleonic June 1815 campaign waged in The United Kingdom Of The Netherlands,now Belgium. So through dismal weather without coats,they trudge their withdrawal toward Quatra Bras and a fly spec on the map named Waterloo.

Having no interest in wargames,the aim of the work is to create the panoramic view of armies on the move. Nothing more nothing less.

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The Coldstreams are straight forward colour wise that is to paint.

It was they.The Coldstream Guards Lt Companies that would help defend and hold Hougoumont upon that day of days.

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The Tartan,is the next paint, Blobbing! to do. :-D BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Feb 2017, 15:26

Looking great! Already! Very interested in this! Remember a time when I thought La Haye Sainte from Airfix was THE building at the battle! And a correct model too! Yes, I WAS young!
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Posted by Peter on 17 Feb 2017, 18:23

Looks great Paul! :thumbup:

Did you know that Hougoumont (originally "Au Goumont") is a museum now? I visited it last summer and it was great! ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Feb 2017, 00:17

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Hougoumont, and Goumont,yes Correct.
It was made mention by Sir Walter Scot,in 1816 as he toured the battle field,that the name of Hougoumont was wrongly placed upon this battle hardened and burnt out place,by Lord Wellington, himself.So us Brits have adopted it.

Museum,yes I did realise that Peter, thanks for your comment. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 18 Feb 2017, 13:00

I love the crow's feet:

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They will punish all Fiddle Road high speed drivers.
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Posted by Edwardian on 18 Feb 2017, 13:20

Beano Boy wrote:Image


Hougoumont, and Goumont,yes Correct.
It was made mention by Sir Walter Scot,in 1816 as he toured the battle field,that the name of Hougoumont was wrongly placed upon this battle hardened and burnt out place,by Lord Wellington, himself.So us Brits have adopted it.

Museum,yes I did realise that Peter, thanks for your comment. :thumbup: BB


Ooh, do we do caption competitions here?

My suggestions for the 2 Gents in blue who are evidently conversing, would be:

"I just wanted a through lounge, but then the Wife had that Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs round..."

Or

"You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!"
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 18 Feb 2017, 16:56

"Ooh, do we do caption competitions here?"

I'll play: "...and then, after I hit my head, I discovered to my chagrine that I could no longer stand wearing pants!"
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Posted by Marvin on 18 Feb 2017, 19:10

Edwardian wrote:
Ooh, do we do caption competitions here?

My suggestions for the 2 Gents in blue who are evidently conversing, would be:

"I just wanted a through lounge, but then the Wife had that Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs round..."

Or

"You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!"


Or the guy in blue is pointing to the tree saying "Well, mate, at least your Wisteria survived!"
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Posted by Marvin on 19 Feb 2017, 10:24

Hey moderators - I'm thinking we need a new topic section: "Caption Competitions" :mrgreen:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Feb 2017, 14:02

MISS PEGGITY POLLYWHAT`S, HOUSE OF MANY ANGLES
A short done and dusted story written by little me.

:sst: " and just a little work shown."

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I took time out from housework which was so dusty,as the stuff was rather well dusted, dust upon dust.No not our entire Fiddle Wood home but just odd stuff in one corner of it.
A model house to be exact that had spent years way up on top of a very very tall wardrobe the likes that has three huge doors,in our main bedroom. A very tall guy was installing an upgrade internet connection and new TV box,and he could see the long ago abandoned scratch built houses on top of that rather tall wardrobe. Well I have been making stuff for many years now.

"Can I see one of those? Because I have never seen such things before",he said,and asked so nicely I got on a chair because I`m only a little fellow,and fetched down the house of many angles that did stand at one time between Halfway House and the Wind Mill nearing Honey Well Station. It was covered in dust! So I fetched it down gave it a brush off and stood it upon my work table downstairs. Soon other stuff was taken down from the wardrobe,because quite frankly he was so enthusiastic he wanted to see more. He was so kind,how could I refuse? So with that fun time spree for him my morning I`d planned painting just disappeared along with lots of swirling dust.

However as he set out upon his way,I thought to try out my hand at a little photo shoot. So I placed my Centre Company Guards that I painted up last night when most of Fiddle Wood lay sound asleep.

They were already undercoated and the work only took a couple of hours to complete.

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The house of many angles is in the background and the Guards are set upon their way for Muster. They had been billeted with Miss Peggity Pollywhat,who had made them a huge breakfast of sausage bacon and eggs,with masses of toasted doorsteps . That`s Bread that was cut and sawed by a bread knife that crumbed the floor just right for the Mice that placed it pile high in their squeaky wheel barrow,and off through the opening in the old skirting board they went.____Toasted thick cut slabs of homemade bread soaked in butter with Marmalade laid on top,all washed down with hot steaming Tea that Peggity Pollywhat, poured out from a huge white enamel tea pot that very oddly had a china lid,it being the case tea pot lids tend to go a missing. Why and how is a question schoolars have debated since the first few cup of the dark brown stuff had floated in. ___Such was the feast for these four lads now set upon the Brussels road,with a heavy pack up in their knapsack. I wonder what delightful food Mrs Pollwhat had neatly packed away for them. She waved them goodbye unseen from the highest window in her now silent house. As they disappeared from view she wondered if she would ever see them again. BB
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