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Posted by MABO on 14 Nov 2019, 21:35

Hello Paul,

I could not follow your great work during the last weeks. But what I see here is oncce more mindblowing. Your chateau and also Honey Well town, which was my first impression of your work here. It looks so British to me!

Continue the great work! It is really massive. I hope I could be as creative as you when I am retired someday.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Nov 2019, 23:32

Thank you kindly Jan, :thumbup: to have a hobby is a good thing.

It has always interested me when scratch building stuff,how one can think outside the box that one is attempting to make. There is were other options come into play to improve that certain look from the passing eye,__________ and this happened to be one of them.

The top floor was not added to my plans,but using logic i lowered the floor level creating a walk in Attic to this place with much smaller windows. There was ample space to do so,and often was the case such upper areas were used for max amount for storage. All my buildings have lift off rooftops and removable floors too. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Nov 2019, 02:04

........................................... :winky: FIVE YEARS AGO

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............................................ :cowboy: A DISTANT TRUMPET


These were a mixed bag of troopers drying out upon my table top.

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They being 28mm Figures produced by Perry Brothers

It was way back when,i had painted them in my traditional toy soldier style,
and had based them using P V A Glue and kiln dried sand for the first time.

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My wire tree`s had been recently strung,twisted,painted,sprinkled,and based up too.


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i had painted 3 boxes of those figures.

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:coffee: i hope 2 C U GUYS a little later.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Nov 2019, 02:11

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:coffee: I near forgot this one. BB
:mrgreen: its an age related thing a ding ring thing.
:cowboy: Up in the saddle again.
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Posted by Iain on 22 Nov 2019, 19:29

Good evening BB…

A thousand apologies for not getting back to you.
Absolutely up to my neck in musket small shot.

Will get back to you very soon.
Kind Regards…, Iain.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Nov 2019, 03:08

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Where is this bricked up gateway at Goumont, Hougoumont ? All the others are marked out on plans and can be used and of course they close tight by wooden gate. i cannot stroll around all the walls myself being very ill and this bricked up entrance came to light recently. i am thinking,does this entrance date way back to the Knights of Malta ? i have an idea where and why it was included in the medieval wall, myself ,but i do not want to voice my guesswork opinion upon it at this time. BB
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Posted by Iain on 27 Nov 2019, 15:23

Good afternoon BB. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner !

Lol…, no problem !
In fact, I’m working on a Photoshop image of a panorama of the farm as seen from the south. (the wood) All existing images have the roof (one) going east-west, and I had the intention of asking for your permission to use one of your images (while changing the brick colour to white) and place it behind a modified gardener’s house. However, with the two floors, that complicates things; despite being able to ‘slide it down’ a little. Lol…, must do some research !

In the meantime, ‘Waterloo Uncovered’ reported this year that they found slates from the great barn and outhouses and apparently the roof tiles were darker.
Of course…, lol, your work is wonderful so shouldn’t be changed.

Kind ReGuards…, Iain.
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Posted by Iain on 27 Nov 2019, 16:02

Very interesting BB !
But are you sure this is Hougoumont ? I know the walls like the back of my hand and there’s nothing resembling that. At first glance, I thought it could have been the western door bricked up; but that’s not only illogical but illegal, because since the battle, no Town Hall would have given permission for structural changes.

About 20-odd years ago, (as seen in some aerial photos) that western byre door had a sliding metal door and outside, just beyond the trees was a small brick wall for dumping the muck. The door was abandoned and from other images taken from the lane, it also had similar trees. There were also two ventilation windows above the door.
(today, that door today gives access to the ticket office)

Also, judging from the sunlight and shadows, it can’t be the along the northern wall. I’ve never looked; but logic has it that there’s never any sun on that wall. However, there’s moss there and that should tell us something !


A few years ago, I posted some research on the Napoleonic Wars Forum (site since taken down) and I called it ‘walls can talk.’ It was quite interesting and even today concerning a cellar, it’s the brick structure and cement that tell stories. I’ll be visiting the farm in a couple of weeks and hope to go down into the cellar to take photos.
Anyway, your image is in colour…, not black and white ! So it’s ‘modern’!

Could it have been the eastern wall of the gardener’s house ?
I’ll keep you in mind on my next visit.

…, Iain.
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Posted by Iain on 27 Nov 2019, 18:54

Good afternoon Captain.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I spent a long time in the attic trying to find my old, out-of-date crystal ball. (lol)

Firstly, I’m no specialist in relation to Siborne. However, like every battlefield detective researching the terrain; Siborne must be included.
Don’t forget that he was far from being alone with the NAM model. Not only did he have dozens of on-the-ground assistants, but more especially, hundreds of officers providing letters giving details of their experiences and fighting zone (published and unpublished) provided details of the farm.

In the meantime and getting back to your ‘shell:’ Who knows ?
However, quite a few things are certain !

Following the battle and the elimination of the orchards, the farm became a dairy producing enterprise. Cows then need pasture land, so all woodland and orchards must have been eliminated, including the sunken lane and its hedgerow. Following that elimination, the farmer would have levelled off the southern embankment to what we see today. (the one that the Scots Guards ‘leafy loopholed’ on the morning of the 18th)
This provided more pastureland for the farm and because of the levelling, that provided a headache for ‘Waterloo Uncovered.’ (lol…, “finding Matthew Clay’s small shot during one of their digs)

Anyway; the first thing that needs precaution is 1816 sketches. You cannot imagine the number of paintings, drawings and sketches that are known to be total bollocks ! However…, they are not to be discarded ! Observation provides certain small aspects that can be paralleled with other efforts by tourists and painters; and sometimes they produce surprising results.

As for the shell and the double roof, don’t forget that Siborne’s assistants were not only specialists, but they also spoke with the farmer who took over from Antoine Dumonceau. Meaning that they had first-hand description of the building as it existed in 1815.

In addition; (with the tower being a perfect example) the decaying walls have been PHOTOGRAPHED for more than a hundred years, and they tally well with some 1816 sketches. To such an extent, that with the hundreds of images of the chapel on the Internet, I am carefully cataloguing the demise of the towers’ walls and the work is very exciting !

As such…, I think you can count on BB’s research concerning the double north-south roofs.

…, Iain.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Nov 2019, 19:34

Fascinating stuff gents.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2019, 02:32

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Yes the Address tag of this photograph is Hougoumont-West- door
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2019, 14:24

It took Four and a Half years for me to get my own Copyright pictures from Photobucket.
After that long Quest, they are certainly not for publication other than mine.

So No Lain, my photographs are not to be used, but thank you kindly for asking.

As a writer author myself in my own right, ( Children`s Story Book Tales ), and semi retired now ,
i write for myself, my Blog,and i only support this Hobby, Charity, and this Forum and they are the important things as far as i am concerned.
My hobby is certainly not designed for gain.____ i render to Caesar far to much tax as it is now.

Lian, you are an artist working in fine silver perhaps even gold?
You could make your own Chateau as you have all the needed evidence available to you.
All i had were three pictures all those years ago to work from.

If you have photographs of your own modeling endeavours or any toy figures painted,
i am sure we would all love to see them posted here.

Most certainly my pictures are not to be changed into any shape colour or form other than i intended. Sincerely ......Paul Howes

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:coffee: Off course this is not meant to be nasty! :sst: as we are all fellow members here. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2019, 16:35

Yes the South Gate was bricked up. :thumbup:
It now has a door.

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Please view the larger picture of that bricked up place to notice those bricks i mention below..

:sst: identified by stagged rough brickwork on the left hand side under stone facing nearing the top.
:coffee: The original real door was damaged during another break in by a dozen or so Frenchmen during the struggle for this place.
:cowboy: So Farmer Giles bricked it up. ;-) So he did.
:mrgreen: Who in that day and age worried about lawful agreements?

So that has closed the door on that little Mystery. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2019, 17:34

............................................. :affraid: ANOTHER MYSTERY REVEALED

:mrgreen: That is only if you have never seen it before. :eh: Eh! i forgot my pencil.

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My version of the Chapel within the complex of scratch-built toy buildings of Goumont, Hougoumont.
This was the very first item built along with the small Chateau lean to wall with the rounded over entrance.

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A dated Post Card of 1900

The real place has been painted in modern white paint. Perhaps the inside too, to protect that which was written there over the past 200 years to preserve it. If that is the case, i cannot totally understand it because others will now leave their own mark of distinction upon a very clean beguiling wall. Thus covering over those written in long years past.

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Below are some photographs of what the Chapel looked like inside. Entry was through the little doorway at its back which is on the right in the picture above. Taken during the 1860`s as the girl is wearing a frame under her dress!

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The small window can be noticed high above the door.

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:coffee: Well that`s it guys. BB
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Posted by Iain on 30 Nov 2019, 11:37

Hi BB…

No problem concerning the images ! Totally understand !
Sorry to hear about the health problems ! I hope things are on the mend !

Concerning my work, I thought I already posted images…, however, I’ve been having computer problems of recent.
Something I can’t find is the website address you provided earlier. It would be very kind of you if you could repost it; like that I can send you a few images.

All my work is in 18k gold ! (using the lost wax system) I’ve already manufactured for Bill Clinton, former PM Nastase of Romania and a few others.
One unsuccessful work is/was the panorama of Namur during the 17th century, using a painting by the archaeologist Kegeljan. Many of his painting were destroyed during WW2 but a few still exist today. (that one included)
https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20180222 ... nd-combien

The work measures about two feet long and 7 or 8 inches high and deep. The houses are no higher than half an inch…, with all the brickwork and details visible.

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Concerning your ‘Hougoumont’ door image; it’s difficult to imagine that being a bricked up western door !
As you can see in your other photo, there’s a roof above the door. In addition, as you can see in that image, there are two colour changes above the door. That’s where the two windows were. Above that you can see more holes to ventilate the attic…, in addition, your image looks like a wall and not a building.

In the meantime, I pulled out some images I had taken of the door in 2015 and I’m now more confused than before.
If you look carefully at the white granite bricks on the left, they are nearly identical to my images. In addition, there are also 3 and a half red bricks separating the curbed stone and the one beneath…, and there are 7 red bricks between the middle ones. That’s surely not a coincidence !

As such, could the shades and colours above the door be an optical illusion ?

…, Iain.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Nov 2019, 15:02

The old saying , Confusion Reigns, comes to mind.
:coffee: i cannot see any of your pictures.
Click on any of my pictures it will magically take you to where you can follow the instructions for posting pictures to Forums. Failing that ask a child they are more experienced than adults these hi tech days.


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That entrance was heavily overgrown as this photograph proves, and the ones who renovated that complex of buildings would surely and honestly know if it was bricked up?
Why so? Because they refitted that brand new door. Probably off the peg at B & Q?

https://projecthougoumont.com/
Lain, click on this Link above and you could simply e-mail them and ask them?

:coffee: Writing now awaits my tapping finger,and already the day is growing dim. C U all Soon. BB
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Posted by Iain on 02 Dec 2019, 11:28

Thanks BB… Lol…, as you say: I'm 72 years and and my grandson knows more about computers than me and he's only 6 years old.
This is a test:

https://i.postimg.cc/W3DvMp10/1-Byre-western-door.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/RF1TpKhm/2-Metal-door.jpg
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Posted by Iain on 02 Dec 2019, 11:32

It works !! The first is an image I took about 5 years ago. This was the inside of the byre before the transformation.
The second reveals another story. If you look at the arrows, it looks as if it's just over the metal door. Unless there's a perspective problem, it looks as if the door has actually changed position.
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Posted by Iain on 02 Dec 2019, 11:40

FYI: The curtain wall to the right has a corner. This was the place where Matthew Clay tells us he stopped to return fire. Musket stoppage, so he picks up a nearby warm musket which belonged to someone in the 1st Foot Guards. (Grenadier Guards) Everyone I know says that Clay is wrong here because the 1st Guards were on the other side of the farm with Lord Saltoun in the orchard. However…, I now know that Clay was correct with his button and badge recognition. Lol…, long story !
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