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Thomas Mischak's Waterloo

Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Nov 2018, 21:36

A visit to Thomas Mischak's Waterloo diorama

A few weeks ago I was privileged to meet up with my good friend Thomas at Bielefeld en route to the Dioramica at Hann Munden in Germany.

Apart from enjoying his and his wife Martina's wonderful hospitality, I had the pleasure of visiting his Cold War nuclear bunker.

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Once through the superbly engineered door you are met by an enormous Waterloo depiction which is staggering.

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Over the course of many years, Thomas has built up an accurate representation of this most famous of battles.

Comprising of over sixteen thousand beautifully painted troops from many manufacturers he has depicted the battle in five periods and brought them together seamlessly. The individual painting standard of these 20mm troops has to be seen to be believed.

Firstly we have the Hougoumont section featuring the 1st and 2nd Legere attacking.

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The action then depicts the French cavalry attacks on the Allied squares.

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Moving towards the centre of the diorama we see D'Erlons attack and its repulse by the English cavalry. The assault on La Haye Sainte is also featured.

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Moving East we see the Prussian assault on Plancenoit, Papalotte and La Haye.

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The visual impact is hugely impressive in its self but it is the little vignettes that tell the sub plots to perfection.

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Thomas has also amassed a magnificent collection of artwork, weaponry and models to complement his magnificent work.

I asked him if it will ever be completed, but, as with so many labours of love he will always be trying to improve what is already a masterpiece.

Thank you again Thomas for a wonderful weekend.

Chris
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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Nov 2018, 21:50

Apologies to Thomas, I have added a C to your name on the title.

Old age and stubby fingers I am afraid.

Thank you again.

Chris
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Nov 2018, 22:07

I think a metal bulk head would be ideal for the entrance of my layout room?
:cowboy: "That is if Mrs B, can lift and carry it up the stairs."

Joking aside. Fantastic Diorama! :thumbup: Thanks for posting Chris. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 27 Nov 2018, 22:46

Dear Chris, many thanks for posting these wonderful photos of Thomas's diorama. I can only live in hope of emulating his efforts.
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Posted by MABO on 27 Nov 2018, 22:56

Thanks also from me! Nice to see the pics. I have heard of this cellar, but never saw it of course.
Big Project!
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Posted by Peter on 27 Nov 2018, 23:12

Always impressed when I see that diorama! :shock:
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Posted by marc zijp on 28 Nov 2018, 09:28

I always had the idea that mister Mischak would have had a big diorama like this. And now I see this and it’s really great. My compliments, lovely!
Saved the pictures for inspitation.
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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Nov 2018, 10:11

I really envy Thomas' opportunity to sit & look at the wonder he has wrought.

In the fullness of time, this must go to a museum, I hope.

Thanks for posting, Chris.

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 28 Nov 2018, 15:34

Thanks for sharing this, Chris. Isn't seeing this sort of thing (or a poor cousin!) that drew us into the hobby in the first place? What an amazing labour of love!
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Dec 2018, 18:38

I think I saw a mouldline on one of figures :xd: :xd: :xd:

This is really impressive and must be one in a lifetime experience.
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