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Charging The Guns, Waterloo

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Auggie, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    This diorama was the first that I built using Historex figure kits. It depicts the Scots Greys and Inniskilling Dragoons charging the French line of artillery at Waterloo.
    It is a well documented charge. The tragedy of the event was that the British cavalry rode too far through thick mud, exhausting both horse and rider. When they reached the guns they were spent and easy targets for the French Line Lancers that attacked their flank. Although an Eagle was captured, it was at great losses to the British. After I completed this diorama I found a painting that showed almost the exact scene that I created.
    Probably not the best work that I have done, but it was ambitious and I learned a lot. IMG_1717.JPG IMG_1718.JPG IMG_1719.JPG
    Erbay, chailey, Blind Pew and 15 others like this.
  2. Rebecca Pitts Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice diorama, lots of activity and interesting points to look at. The painting of horses and riders is vibrant and pleasing to the eye. I especially like the groundwork, with muddy puddles being churned up by the horse's hooves. I'm a little biased but the Scots Greys are easily my favourite British Napoleonic Wars unit, so I liked this very much! ;) Great work!
  3. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    That is one big complex project, there must be 25 figures in there, plus horses and equipment. Historex figures are complex to assemble and there has been a serious investment in time here. How long did it take you to complete this?
  4. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great Stuff!
    Gordon
  5. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I find it a magnificent job ... there is all the passion, research, programming. Perhaps not the painting of a best of show, but certainly the honesty of a work done with the heart .... my dream, perhaps of all, is to create a diorama like this and many of us know that we will never relate it .. Your work makes us dream.


    I hope google translated well ..
  6. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  7. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice done and nice paintwork

    Mobo
  8. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another little cracker...

    Mike
  9. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Another great diorama with a lot of details. Well done
    Cheers
    John
  10. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I always admire the fortitude of those who create these great Dioramas, the investment in research, painting and assembly is remarkable. As someone who has the attention span of a fly I take my hat off to you.

    Keith
  11. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    That would have walked away with a couple of trophies from the Historex Competitions in Paris, I can tell you that! (Sadly, they are no longer an event, but they were great ). Wonderful work. Where on earth do you store/display them ?

    Alan
  12. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    You have all been too kind with your praise of my dioramas.
    Thank you so much!
    As to your question Alan, I have sold them all to various collectors, here in Canada and the US. Saves me dusting them!
    Now onto the next one .....
    Cheers!
  13. stevee317 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Love Historex Love this!! Just a simple WOW
  14. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Steven.
    Love your Avatar! Wish I'd thought of it first. Ha!
  15. stevee317 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Auggie, Ive been a fan since 1972. I bought a Polish line lancer
  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb Augie, well done indeed.
  17. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks very much everyone. I really appreciate the kind words. I have a few more dioramas in mind, but will be selling most of my Historex collection in the Market forum here on PF. Check it out soon. Cheers!

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