Thursday, April 09, 2015

Waterloo diorama..

Just spotted this [clicky] in the online Daily Mail today... superb - must visit Winchester soon...



 

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  1. Hi Steve, this is the same model that was on display as a vistor attraction in Bath during the early 1980s. It was built in the 1970s using Airfix figures (all that was available then) by a company called Valhalla Models. I know this because my brother did some sign writing work for them (including an A board in the shape of an OG grenadier!) in the shop on Broad Street where is was displayed. It was in a huge glass case then and had full son-et-lumiere effects. Good for me because I could get in free! It was a bit disappointing visually because the figures seemed too widely spaced but was a good effort all the same. It was a disasterous business venture I believe and closed down quite quickly!

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    1. Stryker - thanks for the background.. I wondered what figures they were - some of the close ups allow you to see them but I didn't recognise..

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  2. Thanks for the link - quite impressive.

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    1. Dannoc - the terrain work is amazing...

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  3. The diorama now has a commentary by Kate Adie! The new Waterloo exhibition at the RGJ Museum hasn't got many new artefacts on display but it has all been very nicely repackaged. Only slightly offkey element is the excellent collection of Peninsular GSMs and Waterloo medals which have arranged (perhaps by a 5 year old?) to spell out "Waterloo".

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    1. Jeremy/MurdocK - yes.. probably inspired by the new generation of museum curators - take lareg area's of space and put little in it....

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  4. Shows what a few boxes of Airfix soldiers (and some guts behind them) can do!

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    1. Matt - what's stopping you... time to brush your Airfix American Civil war off and do Gettysburg... :o)

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