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better way to spend rainy days in Holland than mucking around
inside with your children. Add to that a bit of painting of model
soldiers and you are warming the hearts of Napoleonic buffs.
for Hille de Gooyer that wasn't quite enough so he and his two
sons, Barry and Jordy (11 and 8 years old), decided in June to
build a diorama of the battle of Waterloo.
At a gentle 3.5 metres by 2.5 metres, the diorama project has
taken on an epic scale.
and his lads have 1200 1/72 scale figures to paint, buildings
to make and terrain to develop.
have just passed the 400-figure mark and celebrated with a bottle
of champagne. Young Barry and Jordy had to forego the French champers
and used non-alcoholic apple cider instead.
target date for completion of the diorama is November this year
and the guys are finishing a box of figures a week (20
to 50 figures).
are using Italeri, Revell and Airfix figures and - from the photos
- we reckon they are doing a damn fine job!
far the diorama features La Haye Sainte (finished), Hougoumont
(under construction), the French positions and Wellington's army.
scenery looks terrific with the guys using Heki grassmats customised
with raindrained grounds. They make the trees and bushes themselves,
"using the tiny roots from bucsus trees and detailed with
loose material from 'Bush' fabrics".