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Plancenoit

Posted by Peter on 16 Jul 2020, 11:42

Looks fantastic so far! :thumbup:

And yes it isn't flat there. I can know because I was there! ;-)

And I can't remember that it had so many buildings! maeby I must go back next month to see it myself and visit the Waterloo brewerie! :-D
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Posted by Egbert on 16 Jul 2020, 13:16

Wonderful buildings!
I think there is a great dio growing!
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Posted by Bessiere on 27 Jul 2020, 20:43

Captain Sibourne wrote:Dear Bessiere, many thanks, all help gratefully received! Thanks also to you, Owen.

I sent you an email with a list of the units I have. I hope something can be useful. Cheers, Bessiere
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 07 Aug 2020, 15:52

After quite a bit of work, I present two completed sections of the Plancenoit diorama. As yet, there is not a single figure positioned on the model, but they are in production. The tricky bit will be working out how to place them given the relatively dynamic nature of the fight and the absence of firm evidence.

I'd particularly like to thank my father who is the mastermind behind the buildings. There are 23 buildings on this section, more than the rest of the diorama put together!

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More on my blog at: http://generalpicton.blogspot.com

Hope you like them, now starts the hard work of putting on the figures!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Aug 2020, 16:19

This is really starting to come together.

The homogeneity of the buildings give a real ‘feel’ of the place.

Nice groundwork too.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 07 Aug 2020, 19:16

Thanks Chris, lots of snagging to resolve and much more battle damage to inflict on the houses - don't worry, Plancenoit won't be winning first prize for "Belgium in Bloom 1816". Then we come to the troops...
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Posted by Germanicus on 07 Aug 2020, 22:45

This is very inspiring. I think it should be more common for us modelers and history enthusiasts to team up and recreate a battle/scene in 1:1 proportions, I think this "art" is the best humanity has right now to visualize how wars were fought in the past (since hollywood mostly produces overspectacular, inaccurate and too often miniaturized C.R.A.P). Keep going guys, you are doing a fantastic and inspiring job!!!!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Aug 2020, 22:56

It all looks amazing!
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Posted by Bessiere on 08 Aug 2020, 14:04

It certainly is all coming together nicely. I hadn't realized how literal the symbolism of the church graveyard would be since a large portion of the Imperial guard would sacrifice their lives there or very close by. The Prussians on the other hand lost even more men than the French and made this battle a testament to their tenacity. Thanks for keeping us appraised as work continues. Regards, Bessiere
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 08 Aug 2020, 14:16

Thanks Bessiere, certainly the graveyard wall would have been the main strong point but as the village takes shape its possible to see its other tactical opportunities.
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Posted by MABO on 11 Aug 2020, 07:01

It is allways impressive to see such a big project. Very nice that you work together with your father. I will follow this project for sure! :yeah:
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Posted by Peter on 11 Aug 2020, 12:26

Not even finished but so impressive allready! Keep them coming Captain and father of Captain (=General?)! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 13 Aug 2020, 02:56

Very realistic buildings and weathering, very impressed!
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