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it seems there's a bit of tension in the camp at the De Gooyer
house and it is all down to the magnificent Waterloo diorama the
guys are building.
the lads Barry and Jordy are getting more and more determined
to work on, but dad Hille is trying to point out that sometimes
playing soccer, doing schoolwork at home and attending riding
lessons are equally important.
we can say is - that is not a call we would like to make!
the guys have advanced rapidly over the past two weeks, but they
still have lots to go on with.
reminder. Hille, Barry and Jordy are
building a diorama
of the battle of Waterloo that is 3.5 metres by 2.5 metres and
is likely to have 1200 1/72 scale figures complete with buildings
to Hille, Barry will be very busy constructing the south gate
of Chateau de Hougoumont and our proud dad says "it's well
"We fetched some cartons, a few internet pics of the Chateau
( including an old painting giving a full view of its original
state) and we set off.
now is busy finishing two boxes of British infantry (Airfix and
Esci) so we can out some defence out of the windows and behind
the walls and gate.
lot of time is set to give some figures different positions. We
also finished four pieces of Dutch artillery and crew ... Prussian
cuirassiers, another piece of French line artillery, Prussian
infantry and (for the right proportion of French members of infantry,
another 100 Le Bleus figures.
I have made a start with Jordy at the British Rocket Troops and
Bavarian artillery. In stock we still have a good amount of boxes
containing French, British and allied troops."
guys have also made huge progress on the scenery and Hille is
using blown-up landscape photos to be a backdrop on the right-hand
side of the diorama.
a hell of a job to let it be not too prominent - with a sense
of scenic taste.
about creating the right atmosphere I guess."
Once again the crew at The Napoleonic Guide raises its collective
hat to Hille, Barry and Jordy. What a fantastic way for a family
to get together, have fun and bond.
you lads, your dad is right - you should get out there and kick
a footy around, do your homework and take your riding lessons.
again Hille, let your boys have fun, learn about history and -
best of all - spend lots and lots of time with their dad.
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