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Plancenoit Update

Posted by Captain Sibourne on 15 Nov 2020, 10:00

I thought you might like an update on the Plancenoit project.

Some of you when studying the Siborne model may have noticed in the Plancenoit section a complex building that falls away down towards the small stream and also has a right angular extension at a different base height to the remainder. This has proved a headache in modelling terms. The completed building has to be mounted on polystyrene which has to be cut and glued using wood glue to the wooden base.

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This first photograph shows a birds eye view and the second the various heights of this 'fall away' building before painting of which more in a second note.

We use card in either two or three layers glued together with Uhu or wood glue. We don't over detail these models which after all form a background to the main human action of the fighting. Therefore don't use brick or stone plastic or paper mass -produced material and instead use scrap ribbed and rough cardboard to imitate weathered and damaged roof tiles. For more extensive battle damaged areas we expose underlying structures. Again with slates we mark out a piece of card with vertices lines and cut horizontal strips glueing down each one onto a backing - note the finished effort on the largest roof and the 'yet to be done' right angled extension - so that they overlap as per a real slate roof.

For windows there is a strong case for using factory produced plastic ones but there is the issue of size and also battle damage so again why bother with too much precision.

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The diorama shows this area of the Siborne model

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Next up is the outstanding series of Prussian cavalry done by one of the team (I don't name names, but their work is much appreciated).

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Casualties are a key feature and we need literally thousands:

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Finally, large numbers of Prussian infantry are approaching:

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My thanks to all those who are making this project come alive!
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Posted by raph86 on 15 Nov 2020, 10:26

:notworthy: Hello, simply magical...
The story comes to life in 1/72, magnificent :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 29 Nov 2020, 09:48

Fantastic!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 29 Nov 2020, 10:42

Good progress and the village is really taking shape.

Excellent painting from the team and the church looks suitably moody .

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 29 Nov 2020, 20:22

Many thanks for your comments. Here are a few images updating your on progress. They mostly show the south side of the village around the Presbytery. You can see that the scenery itself is still pretty basic and needs to be brought to the same standard as the first two sections of the model. The tributary of the Lasne Brook will be much narrower, almost a ditch really. More on my blog at: http://generalpicton.blogspot.com

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Posted by Egbert on 29 Nov 2020, 20:33

You make one feel as if you were there yourself on the day of the battle.
A never ending wonderful dream...outstanding.
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Posted by bothree69 on 30 Nov 2020, 11:07

good job , big project.....
i wait you............
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Posted by huib on 30 Nov 2020, 11:56

Very nice. Great work on all the buildings
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Posted by Konrad on 30 Nov 2020, 20:26

Amazing!
What a battlefield.
The pic with the field and the fire in the background is stunning!
And the amount of troops.
I admire your perseverance and discipline.
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Posted by Peter on 30 Nov 2020, 22:47

I must check this in the future, and visit the village again, but I get the feeling that this town has moved from Belgium to Great Brittain! ;-)

It looks so realistic! :thumbup:
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 01 Dec 2020, 11:31

It's like a real world in miniature. I could lose myself there and never come back!

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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Dec 2020, 15:09

Agree with others, especially Harry! Already feel a little lost!
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 01 Dec 2020, 17:00

Many thanks all, we still have a long way to go with the row of houses along the high road to the south.
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 08 Dec 2020, 23:25

Dear All, a further update on Plancenoit - more pictures on my Blog at:

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Next stop, the addition of figures, lots of 'em!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Dec 2020, 09:20

Well done Captain.

You have brought the terrain of this lesser known area of the battlefield to life.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Dec 2020, 09:45

:coffee: Impressively Breathtaking Captain! BB
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 09 Dec 2020, 11:41

Many thanks all! The big question is whether we expand the village to the south along the ridge line which takes in a road and row of about 20 houses (gulp!). This would incorporate the classic picture of the Prussians advancing while being raked by fire from the windows of the village houses. Or do we spread east to allow for the mass of Bulow’s Corps to deploy - this is where the cavalry and artillery will largely be. We have to do both in due course, so it’s simply a question of sequencing.
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Posted by Peter on 10 Dec 2020, 20:39

Let the figures come Captain! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 13 Dec 2020, 23:27

I've started to add figures - just some rough shots; the figures need to be bedded in better. More on my blog at http://generalpicton.blogspot.com

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Posted by C M Dodson on 14 Dec 2020, 15:22

Great to see the village starting to be populated.

You should initiate a ‘spot the conversion’ competition.

I admire the resolve to press on with this, a most daunting undertaking.

Best wishes,

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