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Emmanuel Nouaillier: master builder

Posted by Martin on July 28, 2009

An example of Emmanuel Nouaillier's craftsmanship.

An example of Emmanuel Nouaillier's craftsmanship.

Every so often, I turn to the modelling (rather than wargaming) press for inspiration. And on a recent such occassion, I came across a series of articles in Military Modelling by French structures modeller Emmanuel Nouaillier. As far as I can tell, there are three (to date) articles in the series and they’re all now available online:

Emmanuel specializes in 1940s/50s French architecture in 1/72nd and 1/48th scale and his tools, techniques and materials seem to be emminently suited to construction of buildings for the wargames table. Moreover, they seem to be ones that are readily available and don’t need specialist tools. I can see myself eventually settling down to build some farms, stables, barns and villages “somewhere in Brandenburg” or “somewhere in Saxony” using Emmanuel’s work as my template. All I have to do is summon up the courage to emboss all those individual bricks into foamboard!

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