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Captain Siborne12 Sep 2023 1:16 a.m. PST

Dear Forum Members,

I've recently posted some pictures of the Waterloo project with a focus on the crossroads north of La Haye Sainte. In addition to the scenery, I am lucky to be supported by a wide range of fellow enthusiasts who are helping me with the project. Here are some pictures of their work. Some don't like to be named publicly so I won't say who has done which work, but suffice to say I'm incredibly grateful for their talent and passion.

CHRIS DODSON12 Sep 2023 3:59 a.m. PST

Fabulous stuff from the master of concept to reality.

Many dream of such ambitious works but few have the determination, will power and tenacity to bring it to life.

Well done Captain and all involved.

Some very impressive painting skills on display with those lovely units.

Best wishes,


WarWizard12 Sep 2023 4:27 a.m. PST

Very nice, what scale is this?

Captain Siborne12 Sep 2023 4:41 a.m. PST

Sorry, should have said: 1/72

cavcrazy12 Sep 2023 7:06 a.m. PST

Incredible on every level.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 9:56 a.m. PST


Especially illustrative is the Prussian artillery battery with all of its support vehicles. Really gives one an idea of how much area one "little" unit took up on the battlefield.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 10:08 a.m. PST

The steady progress of you and your team never ceases to amaze me! Well done!

BTW, what is the final destination of the project when it is completed?

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 10:38 a.m. PST

Weary as I am of Waterloo, this blows me away and renews my interest!! An incredible achievement. Beautiful results and lovely detail at that scale. Steve St Clair's 250,000 figures were 6mm, I believe, took twenty years to paint. Thanks for sharing this!

Lord Hill12 Sep 2023 11:07 a.m. PST

Absolutely breathtaking! Enormous congratulations to all involved!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 11:58 a.m. PST

Quite a collection.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 12:01 p.m. PST

As Col Campbell says, the footprint of an artillery "battery" is amazing, but only appreciated when you start modelling it. I did the Brunswick HA battery above and what you see above is a fraction of the total and, of course, the limber teams are not yet joined up. I had to add more caissons and horse teams after the photos

Horse Artillery for example needs; The guns and crews, occifers and a trumpeter or two mounted, and servants carrying the ammo. Then limbers with train horses, in immediate attendance. Behind them at least one caisson per gun (more in reality) and their train. Then horse holders with enough horses for every gunner (no way do any of us go beyond a gesture at that though).

I will let Le Chef answer IronDuke's question, as the answer will amaze you. Small scale thing in a certain area of London, not known for cheap housing.

Captain Siborne12 Sep 2023 2:41 p.m. PST

Deadhead is a mainstay of this project and he is modest only to mention the Brunswick battery: he also made and painted the carriages and the beautiful Brunswick Uhlans besides many more shown in previous posts.

The project will be mobile for a while with various pop up demonstrations. In its pre joined up state it consists of vignettes of Plancenoit, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, Mont St Jean and Papelotte totalling some 40,000 figures. Next summer it will be displayed at the Royal Armouries in Leeds when the main French cavalry charges and Allied squares will be added. The final destination is not yet confirmed and will be announced in due course.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2023 6:15 p.m. PST

Will the finished dio be at DioarmicaIII in Germany next year? That wonderful show features large dioramas exclusively dedicated to 20mm/ 1/72nd scale. Truly World Class work!

Captain Siborne13 Sep 2023 6:40 p.m. PST

Sadly not, it's now very large and is quite a logistical effort to move.

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