Saturday, 14 November 2020

Progress report

With a project like this, I struggle to keep up with the daily blog entries that some manage and I also travel a lot with my work.  There is also a lot of progress that can't be visualised, largely because the figures have to await the completion of scenery.

Nevertheless, a huge amount is going on, and here's what:

First of all, large numbers of Prussians are in production.  The challenge will be working out the exact layout of Prussian units at 1800hrs.  Here are various infantry produced by members of the team.  I don't name names on the blog but they know how much their work is appreciated.







Secondly, the model is coming along





This building cascades down the hill from the centre of Plancenoit and has therefore been a challenge.



Here are the new sections - the bright green grass will be toned in with the effect on the left.









These images, courtesy of the National Army Museum, show the area in question.

One major area of work is Prussian cavalry.  These are an incredibly fine record of the myriad Prussian cavalry regiments at Waterloo.








Casualties are a major issue for a project of this kind.  They need to be all too numerous to give an accurate portrayal, but the stock in trade Airfix figures are too repetitive and variety is essential.  Here's some of the imaginative work under way.






This project doesn't lack for scale.  I've recently brought together the equipment necessary to show a complete Prussian Horse battery - it will take a lot of space.














6 comments:

  1. Just staggering in it's sheer size and number of figures. Those Prussian cavalry are beautiful and impressive.

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  2. Staggering is an apt term. Staggeringly wonderful. How I wish I could peruse your work so far in person.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  3. Very impressing! I like the Landwehr with so many mixed poses and the Jäger skirmishers in front of the columns.

    And it reminds me, to paint my Art-Miniaturen cavalry...

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  4. Thanks Uwe, I wish we could persuade you to join us!

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