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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 5:36 a.m. PST

Two more carriages and various staff to add to Waterloo Remodelled. The green coach is based on drawings in Pawly's "Napoleon's Imperial HQ" by Osprey. Used by the kitchen and bedroom staff it seems. It is basically two Franznap cabs stuck to together and the rest is plasticard and brasswork.
The blue coach is a 3D print, from France I think, (ashamed to say I cannot recall the maker, but relying on James who sent it) of quite incredible quality. It is actually the Malmaison carriage with the hood opened and far better than my scractchbuilt version (hood closed). I changed the colour as we have two now in the oxblood colour and the passenger is a sort of Larrey type surgeon.






Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 5:49 a.m. PST

Very nicely done!


cavcrazy19 Mar 2023 6:17 a.m. PST

Wow. These are beyond impressive. Beautifully done.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 6:24 a.m. PST

Great vignettes.

14Bore19 Mar 2023 6:57 a.m. PST

Agree very nicely done, wouldn't mind a open carriage like that and a queen

All Sir Garnett19 Mar 2023 3:58 p.m. PST

Lovely, very evocative.

Fire at Will19 Mar 2023 11:20 p.m. PST


CHRIS DODSON20 Mar 2023 3:28 a.m. PST

Very nice and different work indeed Mr D.

A wonderful contribution to the project.

Best wishes,


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 6:10 a.m. PST

Thanks all. I did enjoy building the green carriage. Scratchbuilding I tend to prefer to the painting. This actually started life as yellow and black, but the end result was too garish all the family agreed. Even though there is very good evidence for such a finish in Imperial France, the green proved far more forgiving to the slightly rough cast surface of the Franznap cabs. I had that spare cab lying around and was just about to dump it when the thought hit me.

I was so sure that semi elliptical suspension did not yet exist in 1915, but it turns out it was introduced in London in 1804 and rapidly replaced the C-springs of old. Much easier to model with plastic strip anyway!

I wonder if the maps of the battlefield are more accurate than whatever was available to Napoleon on the big day.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 7:13 a.m. PST

1915? Err I thought Waterloo was 100 years earlier……..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2023 2:11 a.m. PST

My thanks to Thomas Mischak for finding the source of the 3D printed coach;


It is of amazing quality and the detail of the decoration is outstanding. The Ordnance Officer is superb. I only got one postillion (James must still have the other) and he is good, but not quite to Franznap standards. The Mameluke I obviously did not need as the occupant was not to be Napoleon and I was not keen on that figure anyway. Actually, Boney I did not get either but I had spares from Franznap. Add a hat and he becomes any senior officer. I thought the front wheels slightly too big and the franznap metal ones too small for my large carriage…so, the obvious solution…..

It is amazing what 3D can produce now. I still expect everything to have horizontal ridges, like Omaha Beach pillboxes.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 3:18 a.m. PST

Liam a really splendid finished project..and inspires me
to dig out my 20mm Napoleonic collection…i can see the
amount of effort you have put in..well done that man!

best regards

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 7:29 a.m. PST

Thanks Ged. Must admit your 28mm Vietnam and Tet was easier and much quicker. I still have some of your ARVN sitting in a box looking very fed up at being ignored!

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