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Terrain Challenge – Waterloo

Terrain Challenge – Waterloo

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Project Blog by bobmoor Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

My terrain challenge for "The end is nigh" relates to Waterloo (Nothing to do with ABBA) and the unknown fate of the individual soldier, merrily marching to what they think will be a victory but for them it may well be the end. Plus it was the end of Napoleon as he abdicated days later.

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I think there needs to be some miscellaneous terrain added, like trees, a wagon or a broken wheel. Maybe a civilian or two. Have to look around and see what I can find.

Took this picture of the completed diorama and not one of BOW is looking, even Ben has closed his eyes!!

BOW ignoring me!!BOW ignoring me!!

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I’ve completed the 4 soldiers, well they are as good as I’ll get them I think. Completed the backpacks and touched up bits and pieces like golden buttons.

These guys are now marching towards Waterloo ready to fight for Napoleon.

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Still got backpacks and some final work to do but placed the French Infantrymen on the road checking where I’m going to put them. As they are the end of the column thought they’d have to be placed near the edge.

I imagine them walking along thinking Napoleon is going to lead them to victory, maybe chanting “iI rentre à la maison“, but we know they are so wrong!!

More infantry work

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Worked some more on my 4 soldiers. Painted the collars and lapels green.

Touched up the jacket, straps and legs.

Applied a wash to the model (Noticed the pooling on 1 and removed, camera far better than my eyes these days!).

lastly highlighted the skin after the wash.

Need to work on the backpacks next.

Infantry underway

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Next step on the soldiers was to paint over the white areas, namely the trousers and straps. Painted the jacket cuffs red and the collar.

Next the gun was painted and the bayonet.

Tidied up the blue jacket a bit where my fat fingers had painted red or white over it.

More infantry workMore infantry work

Groundwork

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Road completionRoad completion

Continued with my road, putting more dark green flock over the current grass. Added some clumps of grass, stuck down my wall (made from foamboard) added some lichen and some dirt.

Looks ok I think, maybe could do with a tree or two but I aint got any at the moment.

Infantry underway

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After base coating the model black, I painted the trousers grey (white to be added later) and the boots a dark grey, Black with a little white just so its not pure black.

I then painted the skin.

And lastly tonight painted the jackets blue, its maybe a bit light but should darken down with a wash.

Models

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The four French infantrymen arrived today so will be starting to paint tonight. Will look for an example of how to paint them, using colours at hand, so maybe they won’t be 100% authentic.

Off the sprueOff the sprue

Groundwork

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Placed down the flock for the road and the grass, ready for the wall to be placed in. Used watered down PVA glue to cover the required area then sprinkled the flock over it. Never looks as good as TheTerrainTutor even following his example, still looks a bit false to me.

Groundwork laidGroundwork laid

Base setup

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First layout sorted. Small grassy raised bit, a foamboard wall, some lichen and a marked out road.

Apologies as I cannot get my pictures to rotate correctly no matter how many times I change them and re upload.

Starting layoutStarting layout

Design stage

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Started laying out a simple design to go onto a small mdf board I had lying about.

Just need some grass flock, stone wall, dirt road and some French infantry marching, as I said simple!

First simple sketchFirst simple sketch

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