At the beginning of the year 2015 I would like to offer you a project at Bennos Forum:
The “Bennos Figures Forum Famous Waterloo Project” (BFFFWP)
This year, I guess you all know, on the 18th June is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. And therefore I like to build a special kind of diorama representing or better symbolising the historical place in Belgium.
Of course I would do this with different figures, but - most important - with all of you who like to take part.
My idea is to represent the different armys, nations, and different armed services with figures from different manufacturers, that are important for our hobby – like some kind of an overview. Therefore it is regardless if the figures are the best for a topic, but if they are important or significant in one way or another.
To develop the project, I have made a list and mentioned all the figures I would like to use for the diorama. In some cases it is a special figure in a set. Sometimes not. The selection is personally, of course, but I hope it is also valid for some of you, who like to join the project. The most popular plastic figure companies are part of the selection. Also some 1/72 tin figure producers. I know there are much more, but I think the selected ones are popular and well known. They are producing figures in 1/72 scale and those fit for the final stage of the Napoleonic Wars.
Important for me was also to use figures of companies who are active in the forum like Germania-Figuren, Hagen Miniatures, Schilling-Figuren and Fredericus-Rex. Unfortunately in this special case: Not all of them made figures representing the time of 1815. But I would like to buy and use other things from their ranges to present them in the BFFFWP, e.g. for the groundwork.
So what is the plan? Please choose one or more figures, you would like to paint. Then send me a PM so that I can coordinate the project. I will give actual updates which figures are free to paint. After you have painted the figure(s) send them to me and I start to build the diorama.
My aim is to present the result at the FIGZ in Arnheim for the first time. A special thing for all the friends who are there. Finally on the day of the anniversary, the 18th June, I will post pictures in the forum.
For all of you who are far away ans could not come to the FIGZ in Arnhem: Think about the possibility to show your work in this way...
So please send me your figures till the end of April. I will Need the time to finish everything.
Further infos will be added due to the progress.
And here it is the list of figures I would like to paint and assemble on a board to set the scene for two hundred years of Waterloo: Napoleons Army of the North
French Line Infantry:Airfix French Infantry / marching, advancing or firing pose (Gunnar)
My first set of Napoleonic figures back in 1982http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=44Strelets French Army in Advance / one of the figures in the second row (Paul)
One of the few sets of Strelets, that can be used for Waterloo.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1581Zvezda Art of tactic Napoleonic French Line Infantry (Pascal)
One of the new kind of Sets Zvezda is actually producing. Art of tactic. http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http ... KMBEK0DMCgESCI French Line / every figure but not the command group (Santi)
Not correct for Waterloo, even not correct at all, but a set a lot of collectors started with.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=102Italeri French Line / Voltigeurs or Grenadiers (Rich)
In my eyes a very cool plastic set for June 1815http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=887
Odemars French / one figure pressing against the gate of Hougoumont
In combination with the british counterpart representing the small companies from eastern Europehttp://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1299Schilling French Inf. / standard-bearer (Jan)
He is the ensign for the French Line Infantry
very nice figure from this manufacturerhttp://www.schilling-figuren.de/product ... cts_id=163
SHQ Line Infantry voltigeur bugler
Another popular tin-figure manufacturer. http://www.shqminiatures.co.uk/Ranges/2 ... 32.235.105...and maybe for this project we can get a special figure from Hagen Miniatures (Andy)viewtopic.php?f=157&t=16571
(I will pay...)
Imperial Guard Infantry:Zvezda Imperial Guard / waiting, presenting arms (Konrad)
Wonderful set in my eyes. One of the big sets of the Russian company that inspired, but is going to vanish some day. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=835Revell: French Grendadier Guards / “Last stand pose” (Gunnar)
classic set and very important in any collection as one part of Revells Napoleonic rangehttp://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=312HäT: French Guard Chasseurs / advancing or marching pose (Rich)
one of the two existing sets of these unit. But the Strelets one is for a winter setting. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1307Art Miniatures Young Guard Trialeurs (Jan)
a famous german tin-figure producer. When I started collecting and painting a lot of units are only available from him.http://www.schmaeling.de/napoleonische- ... arde-1.phpFranznap: Marines of the Guard (Konrad)
As far as I know there are only 107 men present at Waterloo and not in this uniform I assume, but I would like to add this fantastic set from Francesco Messori. So just let it happen...http://www.franznap.jigsy.com/SHOP#!/Fr ... y=10028354
French Cavalry of the line:Airfix Curassiers / the fourth figure in the first line was my hero when I was a child. (Martin)
So a must have set for me in this project.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=40Zvezda Cuirassiers (Paul)
The most famous french cavalry units. There are so many men fighting in this battle so for me no problem to add another cuirassier from this very fine set. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1595Italeri French Dragoons (Paul)
The classic line cavalry and this set was the first that appeared. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=506Franznap French Lancers (Jan)
the opponents of the Scots Grey have to be present in this project, as well as another set of Franznap.http://www.franznap.jigsy.com/SHOP#!/Fr ... y=10028353Strelets French Husars (Sascha)
Strelets made so many sets that made him an important producer. I choose the Hussars. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1218
French Guard Cavalry:Revell French Mounted Guard Chasseurs / a riding Guardsman (Kurt)
Napoleons Guards and a set from Revell I really like. Maybe it will be reissued when the new combiset comes out. Actually it is hard to get but – I guess – in a lot of collections.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=316ESCI Polish Lancers / Lancer (Gunnar)
A classical ESCI Set reissued from Italeri. Also one of my first sets when I started collecting figures.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=94
French – Artillery:Zvezda French Line Artillery / gun and the firing gunner (Dalibor)
A wonderful set that is a must have in such a project.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=965Italeri Garde / Gun and Gunner (Greg)
Representing the Horse Artillery http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=202ESCI Garde / Gun and Gunner (Dalibor)
The “Grand Battery” of the French Army needs support and here is the only Guard-set. Also reissued from Italeri.http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=107Franznap French Artillery Train Command (Konrad)http://www.franznap.jigsy.com/SHOP#!/Fr ... y=10028360
French Wagon:Italeri Napoleonic Wars Accessories / plus two figures on it. (Soehnke)
I have tought about a wagon for the French Army. And I finally decided to add the first plastic Napoleonic army baggage-wagon from Italeri and not the one from the later HäT range. http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=201
France – PersonalitiesNapoleon (Sascha)
Special FIGZ figure 2014 Sculpted by AlexStrelets Mameluk (Sascha)
Strelets will be present with one figure from the very rare set of the French General staffhttp://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=765Zvezda Ney / first mounted figure second row (Rich)
the most important Marshall at the 18th Junehttp://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2002