Hougamont Waterloo 1815 - Carl Reid

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, May 17, 2017.

  1. Grod A Fixture

    Hello Folks

    I have commissioned Carl Reid to sculpt a 120mm scale diorama depicting the defence of Hougamont by the Guards during the battle of Waterloo. I have attached some pics of the figures which Carl has sculpted to date. My intention is to ask Carl to add figures to this set dependant on demand. I will be selling the kits in sets and also individually. The photos show the first 2 x sets. Set 1 consists of an officer & private soldier of the Coldstream Guards along with one door of the the gate and Set 2 consists of a further 3 x Guardsmen.

    The photos show suggested positions for the figures but these can be altered to suit the modeller.
    I do not have a website and will be offering these sets initially to PF readers. If anyone wishes to register an interest in obtaining these kits then please email me on gordonmi@hotmail.com and I will update you as soon as they are available.
    **** Please include your email address if you PM me****

    Set 1 £65.00 + postage
    Set 2 £90.00 + postage
    Individual figures £35.00 + postage

    Set 1 will be available very soon.


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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    WOW - brilliant!

    Will their French counterparts even come...? Would be nice, I think...:


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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Wow, WOW just superb, I gonna have to save for this one, love it...........

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  4. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Hi Gordon

    Even though there's more legs than I have ever seen...lol........it's a great subject packed full of action and will certainly be impressive painted up .

    Thanks for sharing


    PS Reckon you should have your own website!
  5. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    This looks like a very promising scene. Which I suppose could have additions should the sales go well?

    Janne Nilsson
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  6. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    Really great sets, they should be very popular and if you keep adding others someone will be painting them forever but just imagine a 10 to 15 figure battle scene in 120mm!!!!!
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  7. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice idea Gordon but where is Sgt Graham. The Bravest Man at Waterloo.

    Fighting with the Coldstream Guards, Serjeant Graham was in the thick of the battle at Hougoumont, one of the anchor points for Wellington’s line. This small chateaux, defended by a tiny number of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English and other troops was assailed by almost 18,000 French troops during the battle. At around midday, the defences were being breached, as a French officer managed to hack the gates open with an axe. Hand to hand fighting broke out, and Wellington began to commit more troops to hold Hougoumont.
    The breach was short-lived, however. Serjeant Graham and the officer in charge fought to close the gates, shutting out the French infantry attacking the position. Graham’s courageous exploits didn’t end there; later in the day he ran into the burning buildings of Hougoumont, rescuing a number of wounded men, including his own brother.
    For his heroism in the face of the enemy and risking his life for his comrades, Graham won the distinction of ‘the most valorous NCO at the Battle of Waterloo selected by the Duke of Wellington’. His bravery has been widely reported.


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  8. 1969 A Fixture

    Very impressive set Gordon, nice to see something on this scale with so many figures.

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  9. Tommi A Fixture

    email sent

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  10. winfield Active Member

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  11. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Gordon,
    what a phantastic release. I never expected somebody will produce such a complex scene in 120mm. Thanks for that and thanks to Carl for his wonderful scuplting.....
    As Terry said there is a lot of painting required.....
    Nevertheless, PM sent.

  12. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Yohoho, what a corker, and what a subject ! Terrific stuff.....sure to be a flyaway success,and deserves to be. I actually have no room for such a large diorama, unless her Ladyship would like to vacate her sewing/dressing room ? No, I thought not...ho,hum.

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  13. mortier Well-Known Member

    It's just fantastic,but i need a new room for this
  14. misfit151 A Fixture

    Superb Gordon..well done to all...both sets please when available..(y)...Mike
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  15. IronMike Well-Known Member

    Nice work Carl.
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  16. ellie A Fixture

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  18. chailey Active Member

    Just when I think that I'll turn my full attention to 200mm figures something like this turns up and upsets the applecart...
    Brilliant work from the Mitchell/Reid stables!
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  19. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    I don't paint Napoleonics and have very little interest in the period, but I am very tempted by these
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  20. Cannonball Active Member

    This looks absolutely fantastic and as my father was a Coldstreamer ( just missed Waterloo) this is gonna have to be a must for me. It's now just a case of deciding which organ I need to donate to finance this!!
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