Sunday, 17 January 2021

I've been working on my Plancenoit section, adding more Prussians and generally tidying up the model. I've added about another 200 figures, but it's amazing how they get lost in the diorama.  There are still too many stands showing, but these will slowly be concealed. The casualties all look a bit too pristine and most need a loose musket.  Here are a few pictures:

Advancing by platoons from east to west.  Haystack visible on left.  This was originally at Hougoumont, but I moved it because the one at the chateau needed to have burnt.

My mobile background helps frame the pictures.

Old Guard prepare to receive the Prussians.

Not many on here yet, many more to come.

No Prussians yet for these Young Guard.

The lead platoon has broken into a bayonet charge

The figures are a mix of Art Miniaturen, Revell, Strelets, W1815 and Hat

The picnic tables aren't very even so the gaps between sections will be less obvious.

Young Guard in defence

Still huge areas to populate

French prisoners escorted to the rear.  In reality, no much quarter was shown.

New sections in production - this is where the bulk of the Prussians will be forming up, giving space for all the fantastic figures the team have been painting.

Aerial shot


  1. These photographs of your ongoing work are always such a visual treat to examine. Really nice work on the roofs of the buildings. That final shot is just like an outtake from the old Bodnarchuck version of Waterloo. Did you paint your backdrop yourself, or purchase it somewhere, please?

    Best Regards,


  2. Many thanks to you, Stokes and to Marinergrim. I made backdrop myself - some white and blue spray paint (sky blue base with white puffs) and then some green broad brush strokes - nothing fancy. Kind words from both of you keep me going!

  3. Brilliant! And that last aerial shot is quite simply incredible. Do you have an idea of the eventual size of the entire diorama will be?

  4. Thanks Lee, it will be about the size of a tennis court.

  5. This is marvellous yet again. I really like the detailed photos of the troops marching, deployed and in action. The photos showing the view down a road or along the side of the buildings are particularly wonderful. I particularly liked the final, overview photo which shows the extent of what you have done to date. Superb!
    Regards, James

  6. Thank you James, you have been a very kind supporter of the project.