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Awesome Waterloo References

Posted by Waterloo on 05 Nov 2008, 20:59

I was just googling random stuff today and I found two of the coolest paintings for the Battle Waterloo I have ever seen. There painted by an artist named Per Erik, and there great. They aren't detailed but instead as you can see, grand in overall scale. For those of you making Waterloo dioramas (that's you especially Martin and Nybot!!!!!!!), here are some awesome paintings to help inspire us.

French Infantry Attack of D'Erlon's Corps (as if you were in a plane)!!!
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The French Cavalry Attack (seen from the extreme left, behind Hougemont, looking down the line)
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I really like these.
What do you guys think???

Colin
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Posted by Benno on 05 Nov 2008, 21:41

Waterloo wrote:What do you guys think???

I think... I need to dig up my redcoats from Revell. :winky:
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Posted by nybot on 05 Nov 2008, 22:01

Thanks Colin,

These are excellent paintings and great reference for us Waterloo nuts.
I often sit there trawling through pages of Waterloo images and have never come across these before.

Many Thanks for sharing

Nybot
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Posted by Waterloo on 05 Nov 2008, 22:07

Yeah i agree. I don't think these are particularly well known paintings. I just happened to find them on google images. They are really nice images. The first one especially helps me better understand the scale and positions of both sides during that stage of the battle.

Man, I really want to build a larger diorama now!!!!

Colin
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Posted by Siegfried on 05 Nov 2008, 23:00

awsome indeed :love:
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 Nov 2008, 12:03

Per Erik sounds very Scandinavian to me :-D. Great paintings. Never heard of him before. Checked him up a little. He's Norwegian and paint motorcycles (Harley Davidson) too. Thanks for the pictures! :thumbup:
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Posted by rubenvanginkel on 06 Nov 2008, 14:49

wow... :shock:
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 06 Nov 2008, 16:31

Dear Colin,

thank you for the two pictures of the great battle!!!

Greetings
Thomas
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Posted by johnnybonny on 06 Nov 2008, 17:47

just great :love:
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Posted by Martin on 06 Nov 2008, 21:41

Hi Colin,

Thanks for the pics.
Never saw these.
The overall view is from another angle never shown before.
Nice Pics for a man who paints Harleys.
One minor point: the red of the british uniforms on the first painting is too red.
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Posted by Waterloo on 06 Nov 2008, 21:52

I have to agree with you there Martin.

But none the less. It helped me a lot with the overall idea of how I wanted my diorama to look, on a smaller scale of course.

Actually, as soon as I saw the first painting specifically, I thought that you had to see it because it is the part of the battle you are constructing.

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Posted by Martin on 06 Nov 2008, 22:02

Hi Colin,
Yes the first picture shows exactly the situation I am constructing.
Just a little bit further in battle: only 3 minutes later: the counter attack of the british cavalry in first stage.
Anyway, thanx a lot!!
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Posted by Peter on 06 Nov 2008, 22:25

These are nice paintings Colin!

One remark one the first painting. In my eyes this painting is not historical right. The counter attack of the Scottish started from the road that was deeper as shown here. The French didn't get that far. The terrain was not that flat as shown here. You can see that on topical maps of that time.

About "au Goumont" I wrote an other topic. I don't like saying "Hougoumont" (historical not right!).
http://www.bennosfigures.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=463

Greetings Peter
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