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I've had several questions about when the Waterloo diorama will be on display. For those who would like to buy tickets for the special lectures and private tours at the UK's National Army Museum (NAM) in London between 20-23 October, please go to the following link:
The NAM is also open for normal visitors. The NAM's opening times are 10am-5.30pm and the diorama will be on display from Wednesday to Saturday. During this time anyone can purchase a ticket to view the exhibition and tour the whole of the museum.
This year, the exhibition will focus on Hougoumont, La Haie Sainte, Papelotte, Plancenoit and La Belle Alliance with about 20,000 figures on display. Next year will focus on the French cavalry charges onto the Allied squares. A series of annual exhibitions will follow joining up the whole battle to about the size of a tennis court.
This is a global effort with contributions from UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia and will be a fitting tribute to one of the great events in history. Needless to say, many of the figures are by Strelets!
Great news General Picton. I can now better understand the October deadline! If I am able I'll try to make it to the NAM on one of these dates to view this wonderful diorama.
A joy for both waterloo and 1/72 lovers and the best way to imagine the battle in the real world of today.
All the napoleonic fellows had dreamed about displaying a diorama of Waterloo at home.This one exceeds all imagination and I wish it will last 100 years in a museum, if plastic survives, as Siborne’s.
I cannot travel to UK this yeat but I expect one day to visit this “obra de arte”.
My congratulations for all team and we realize more than others than the effort involved is clearly enormous!
Best regards from Barcelona.
I have just started building up a collection of Napoleonic 1/72 wargaming figures, this is part of my long intended return to a childhood hobby, a process which has been enabled by my family growing up and my retirement!. My purchases include some of the lovely Strelets, Waterloo 1815 and Zeveda output, they are such a step change from the pioneer designs by Airfix on which I first practiced painting.
I would like to contribute to your amazing Waterloo project for next year. Is that possible? I can show some 15mm Minifigs as examples of my painting work, albeit produced 45 years ago.
I wish you all the best with your project and look forward to hearing from you.
Dear David, that is a very kind offer and much appreciated. One should never place private email addresses on public fora, so I am using the following Waterloo Uncovered address which is then forwarded to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do please email that address and we can then discuss an appropriate unit.
Thanks for the reply and the cautionary advice. I will send on my details to your Waterloo uncovered address.
This is a long awaited dream come true, I will be going to the NAM to see yours and everyone elses work on this spectacular diorama. I just hope that the proximity to it isnt too great that the time and effort put into it can not be seen in all its glory, and they dont move you on to quickly that you cant take it all in.
Keep up the great work!!
Im awe struck!!!!!!
Thanks Philip, hopefully see you there!
Dear General Cowan,
I would like to express my thanks to you for the implementation of this project, which expands and supplements Siborne's work.
I am a big fan of this project. The way to London from Germany is a little longer, but I have made up my mind to pay a visit to your diorama in the next few years.
In 2013 I was able to see the wonderful diorama "Cröbern 1813" (https://youtu.be/loJbuD3eycA) in Leipzig, which is now located in the city of Hannoversch Münden.
And your Waterloo diorama will be the second diorama highlight.
A wonderful project !!!