Friday, 8 May 2020

Plancenoit - 3D Scan Images courtesy of the National Army Museum, London

My research of Plancenoit has received a major boost through the help of Waterloo Uncovered, who have scanned the whole model and kindly provided me with some much more detailed photographs of the village, along with a 3D scan which can be manipulated to view the village from any angle. 

The results are fascinating. Bear in mind that Siborne used an exaggerated scale for the vertical topography, not including the buildings, so the river valley is more pronounced than it should be.

The first pictures are the 3D scan (ie computer generated and therefore not a true photo:

And now some true photographs:

And three cadastral maps:




1 comment:

  1. This 3D image made up from a series of images is just what I was hoping for as a viewer / explore facility when I recently visited the National Army Museum to see it after its refurbishment. I was disappointed that nothing like this had been done for Siborne diorama and appalled at the what they had done to the museum. So much has been stripped out that it's now more like a kindergarten (there are lots of play space for kids) with a few cases of items of military historical interest almost as an afterthought. In short I found it utterly underwhelming and overheard a couple outside saying how they couldn't believe that that was the 'National' Army Museum. When I think of places like the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna it makes me weep to think that this is our 'Army Museum'...