Thursday, January 19, 2012

The laying out of Hougoumont was done on the weekend and now some final drybrushing and weathering and it can be glued down ready for all of the basing materials and gardens and trees to be completed.
All of the photos I have seen of Hougoumont showed a rise in the ground from both the north and south gates towards the chateau itself. We have used 3mm MDF cut with a jigsaw to step the ground up and when the filler and ground cover are put in place it should represent a gentle rise from the north gate and a sharper rise from the south gate toward the chateau.

The image in my head of what this will look like when completed is amazing and as I have seen quite a few representations of Hougoumont I think this one will be up there with the best.











Two years has just flown by but progress albeit slow is being seen.......
Cancon in Canberra on the Autralia day weekend should be an opportunity to stock up on some more terrain goodness.

12 comments:

  1. Looking good colin - two years will fly past if you paint each individual brick as it seems !

    What are the shims under some of the building

    richard

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  2. A fantastic looking layout, very well done Sir!!!

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  3. They are litko 3mm bases which I base all of my figures on same size as Flames Of War large bases

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  4. Very sexy mate - I wish I could keep focus on just one project. How's the count-down looking? Are you on target?

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  5. Looks FANTASTIC! I'm hoping to do something similar one day. Are the buildings Hovels? They look really good. Also, are the firing ramps scratch built or bought? Can't wait to see more, bet you'll love doing it.

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  6. The count down is looking good 1 Corp per year for the next 3 and a half years will get it there. The risk is teh Prussians at this stage but thats an unecessary evil at the moment as not sure if I can fit in a Placenoit.
    yes Hovels and yes its going to be awesome adding the details like flower beds adn ponds etc as well as the woods which on estimate is $1500 from Noch.....the fun continues

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  7. yes, the fun will continue after Cancon!

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  8. Firing ramps are from Hovels as well. I bought the whole thing a few years back as well as La Haye Saint and La Callou Hotel from memory.
    Yes Bluewillow you and I will be busy......

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  9. r.e. the $1,500 woods, I feel your pain! Have been trying to build up a decent amount of trees myself recently. There are good bargains to be found on ebay though, I recently got some Noch for just a couple of pounds. Looking forward to seeing more of your Hougoumont.

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  10. Love your model of Hougoumont! Well done.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes Schwartz

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  11. Thanks guys I have found a supplier of trees from China 14-18cm for around $5AUD each that are very nice so have ordered 100 of them should be here in a month or two.

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