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Hougoumont - Work in Progress

Posted by Captain Sibourne on 22 Sep 2019, 16:04

Dear Forum Members,

This summer I took on my biggest challenge yet, the construction of the Hougoumont Farm complex at Waterloo. It's quite a major effort and has meant that I haven't posted here for months. I haven't completely wasted my time though and you can see the results on my blog: http://generalpicton.blogspot.com

Here are a selection of pictures from my blog, some from the actual diorama and others from the figures I've been painting in readiness for the moment when it's complete enough to receive them. The figures are a 1,400 French Line Infantry, 250 Voltigeurs, 150 Grenadiers, 200 Nassauers and 600 British Foot Guards. There will be more to come in the following weeks.

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More to come!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Sep 2019, 16:30

Herculean stuff as always.

Nice to have you back.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Sep 2019, 16:32

Ps.

White trousers?

Did you find the evidence we discussed?

I am sure you are right but still can not remember where I read it.

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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 22 Sep 2019, 16:41

You know they make sense!
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 22 Sep 2019, 18:29

Forgot to add the Voltigeurs:

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Posted by MABO on 22 Sep 2019, 18:47

Unbelivable work for one man, respect!
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Posted by PhilC on 22 Sep 2019, 21:22

Unbelievable, yes... how many hours ?
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 22 Sep 2019, 22:10

Too many!
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Posted by MABO on 22 Sep 2019, 22:21

There can not be to many in the hobby!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 23 Sep 2019, 01:33

Crazy! I love it.
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 23 Sep 2019, 09:13

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Posted by Susofrick on 23 Sep 2019, 09:35

Totally loveable effort!!!
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 23 Sep 2019, 09:53

Thanks every one, one of the problems for Napoleonic dioramas is the relative lack of action poses available - while serried ranks of war-game poses are right for column and line, Hougoumont needs something different. I've bought a few of the excellent Speira 3D printed figures. These are ACW but convert quite easily to British infantry - the trousers, square packs and belts are similar, all that's needed is a change of head.

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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 23 Sep 2019, 11:21

Great idea! Great conversions!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Sep 2019, 12:11

GOUMONT

Lt Company`s Coldstream Guards white overalls, Nassau also wore them too along with white shako covers.

Features to the front buildings of Goumont; the giant haystack, the long formal garden wall and cabbage patch running along side of it with the wooded area beyond.

This is epic and well done on your resolve to keep painting all your figures. :thumbup: It is real nice to see Nassau represented too, for what Lord Wellington wrongly remarked as being Hougoumont. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Emperor on 23 Sep 2019, 14:41

Great job...My aunt promised me that if she get job, we will visit Waterloo...I also wanted to visit Borodino...
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Posted by Escobar on 23 Sep 2019, 15:35

Great and titanic paintjob! I'm waiting for the finish diorama, with all the figures in position.
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Posted by dykio on 23 Sep 2019, 19:32

i still am flabergasted if i see someone who has painted this number of figures in a relatively short time. Amazing !!!! and how much more do you have to do?
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Posted by Egbert on 24 Sep 2019, 08:48

What a mammoth project … :drool: :drool:
Well done! :thumbup:
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 24 Sep 2019, 09:46

Wonderful project! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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