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Airfix Royal Horse Artillery Waterloo 1815

Posted by Egbert on 09 Dec 2023, 12:16

Hello dear hobby friends,
today I would like to introduce you to another old set of figures from Airfix.
The figures came onto the market in 1972 and were another,
new and eagerly awaited set of figures from the Airfix Waterloo series.


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In order to make the planned scene a little more lively, it was necessary to convert some figures and horses.


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In addition, there were a few fallen or wounded horses and soldiers.


Depicted are French cuirassiers, carabiners, line grenadiers as well as British infantry, hussars and artillery


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Posted by Peter on 09 Dec 2023, 13:19

Another very promesing project of you Egbert! Looking forard to the next steps! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 09 Dec 2023, 15:11

These look terrific - some really interesting conversions of a very, very old set!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Dec 2023, 17:37

Hello conversion king.

Excellent imagination and work on display as always.

Personally I was wondering if the grazing horses neck is a bit elongated ?

It might be worth putting it against the Itallieri one as a comparison.

Keep up the good work, you have given me some ideas as always.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Ochoin on 09 Dec 2023, 19:48

Making great figures better. Love your work.

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Posted by MABO on 14 Dec 2023, 17:08

Looks like a much bigger scene than I expected first. Keep up the good work! I will follow this project, of course.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Dec 2023, 20:46

As we are used to, Egbert, a very promising start to another of your magnificent dioramas. :drool:

You know I'm a big fan of your conversions and I'm sure that, once all those figures are painted and placed in their places, the resulting diorama will be a new masterpiece. :-D

I can't wait to see how those old Airfix figures look like after going through your conversion and painting work. I will follow this thread with the usual hight interest. ;-)

Go on with it, my friend! :thumbup:
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Posted by Egbert on 21 Dec 2023, 12:33

Thank you, my dear friends, for your great comments... :-D

C M Dodson wrote:...
Personally I was wondering if the grazing horses neck is a bit elongated ?
It might be worth putting it against the Itallieri one as a comparison.
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Hey Chris...this is exactly the horse I used as a template in the original :oops: :-)
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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 Dec 2023, 19:14

Whoops!

It must be my eyes. Age and now cataracts.

Have a nice Christmas Conversion King.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Egbert on 22 Dec 2023, 10:35

Thank you for your nice comments.
...below are some new pictures of the now painted horses.
I wish you and your families a blessed and peaceful Christmas with all my heart.



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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 30 Dec 2023, 16:42

Very inspirational conversions and nicely painted horses.
I'm looking forward to your following posts in this thread.
thanks for sharing and keep them coming.
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Posted by SiHorspool on 01 Jan 2024, 17:40

First-class work!
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Posted by blacksmith on 01 Jan 2024, 18:05

Very nice painted horses. The white one is stunning.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 01 Jan 2024, 19:39

Great work indeed Egbert where excellence comes as standard.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by MABO on 02 Jan 2024, 10:18

Super painted horses and furniture!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 Jan 2024, 01:15

PatrickJ71 wrote:Very inspirational conversions and nicely painted horses...

SiHorspool wrote:First-class work!

blacksmith wrote:Very nice painted horses...

C M Dodson wrote:Great work indeed Egbert where excellence comes as standard...

MABO wrote:Super painted horses and furniture!

It's impossible not to agree with the opinions of the mates, Egbert. All these horses are superbly painted, an excellent and promising start to the painting step of your fantastic project. I can't wait to see the next painted figures. :drool: :drool: :drool:

Best regards, my friend! ;-)

Santi.
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Posted by Egbert on 06 Jan 2024, 10:26

Thank you everyone for your kind words... :-D :-D :-D
I'm happy if you like these figures, which are now almost 50 years old.
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Posted by Egbert on 06 Jan 2024, 11:49

Next I dealt with the cannons and the limber.
Here too it can be seen that Airfix created quite usable models half a century ago.
Of course, the quality of the kits cannot even begin to keep up with today's standards,
especially 3D printing.
But as I mentioned at the beginning, I'm more interested in ensuring that these heroes of my childhood also have a worthy place in my collection. :P


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Posted by MABO on 06 Jan 2024, 13:55

Cool progress. Makes me want to paint one of my old sets as well...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 06 Jan 2024, 19:02

Very nice indeed indeed Egbert.

The good Captain is of the opinion that the colour is darker but correct or not these do look nice, especially with their age of production.

Watch out for the flash line on the barrels.

The camera is merciless!

Best wishes Egbert.

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