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Airfix Waterloo La Haye Sainte Farmhouse - Gemioncourt Conversion

RUPERT MITCHELL 1/72 Napoleonic Hobby Blog

I was surfing Google looking at info on the battle of Quatre Bras and it struck me that the components in the 1:72 scale Airfix Waterloo La Haye Sainte Farmhouse kit could be re-purposed to make a nice representation of the Gemioncourt Farm - so I gave it a go!

Whilst by no means a 100% accurate model of Gemioncourt it does give a flavour of that farm complex and will make a good addition to my Napoleonic and WW2 scenery.

Adding some doors and window frames from my spares box improved the look of these Airfix buildings much more than I thought they would.

Painted using Vallejo Game Color acrylics with flock and lichen from Javis.

Pictures of the real thing and models of Gemioncourt on the internet show it sometimes in red brick and sometimes white washed and sometimes a mixture. I have chosen to show my model with uniform white wash walls and grey tiles.

Based on a 3mm thick MDF board measuring 30 x 25cm.

I may now have a look at seeing what other Hundred Days buildings I can make from the La Haye Sainte kit although Hougoumont is not on the agenda!

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