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Author Topic: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...  (Read 975 times)

Offline Harry Faversham

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1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« on: September 03, 2021, 02:30:29 PM »
I'm thinking of having a big, 'Old Skool' Airfix Battle of Waterloo game round about Crimbo. I've got a mint Airfix La Laye Saint and a scabby one to cobble together as Pappalotte. That just leaves His Grace's right flank bastion to glean. Has anyone any experience of this cardboard affair please? I reckon it's going to be a tad crap and a waste of money, but would be delighted if an enlightened Brethren proves me wrong!

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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 03:31:58 PM »
Must admit, it's tempting, but not really in the 'Old Skool' Airfix spirit. Maybe a cardboard one is, but not one looking like the thing, me and our kid built in the early 70s from Corn Flakes boxes!

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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 09:13:08 AM »
Years ago Airfix magazine published plans to make Hougomont from two La Haye Sainte kits. I got as far as making the farmhouse and a couple of stable blocks but never completed the project. That would be very Old Skool if you could find the article.

Offline joroas

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2021, 12:43:50 PM »
I have a PDF of Waterloo buildings, PM an email address and I'll post them on to you.
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2021, 07:16:27 PM »
Finally decided to go 'all' Airfix in the Waterloo re-fight. The side of Hougoumont facing the battlefield's centre is all you really need in 'Old Skool', so that's wot got cobbled together. Airfix La Haye Sainte got tickled up a smidge to cover up the open doorways and wotnot. Just having one wall of Hougoumont now leave's room for Papalotte. Meaning, another farm is needed to throw that one together!

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 07:19:16 PM by Harry Faversham »

Offline Cubs

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 08:02:44 PM »
Fantastic!
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2021, 01:55:43 AM »
Thank you Sir!

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Offline Phil Portway

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2021, 12:43:53 AM »
I like how you represented a bit of Hougomont, it works. I do have a fully made card version in the loft. Will have to get it down and photograph it. It is huge in 1/72nd.

After the battle get a man in and paint La Haye Saint walls white again!  lol
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 1-72 Scale Model of Hougoumont Chateau card model...
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2021, 06:19:55 AM »
Just gleaned another farm from Fleabay. Going to chop it up a bit to make Papalotte/walled farm for Quatra Bras look alike. just found a shoe-box containing enough Airfix French Infantry to make three Battalions of those green clad Nassau chappies.




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« Last Edit: November 09, 2021, 06:26:42 AM by Harry Faversham »

 

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