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We have had so many queries about how the Waterloo Diorama is going we asked for an update from Hille de Gooyer and his helpful lads Barry and Jordy.

The date for completion of the massive undertaking was to have been November, but the guys have deferred that until January. And massive may be understating the matter. The diorama is 3.5 metres by 2.5 metres and is likely to have 1200 1/72 scale figures complete with buildings and terrain.

According to Hille: "Not that we have a big delay of things, but the fact we like it so much that we are detailing more and more and that's a time-eater.

"What to think of the construction of a Belgium road wall - containing over 500 stones per 10 inches (25 centimetres).

"We have bought a bag of material in the aquarium shop. We also have created scenery regarding some (unfortunate) killed cattle."

The guys are still painting the troops - the Allied general staff and the Brunswickers - and, so the proud dad says, the boys are still getting into painting the soldiers.

Reading the subtext there may be a bit of a challenge from PS2 games and DVDs, but they are "holding on".

Fantastic effort lads - you've got a lot of fans out there in the world of Napoleonic buffs. There'd be more than a few children green with envy that a dad would attempt such a huge project with them.

The Napoleonic Guide is hoping to have more pictures of the completed diorama very soon and, it has to be said, we can't wait!

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