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wrgmr102 Feb 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

Moving along with this project, most of the boards are finished cutting and shell holes are drilled.

I used a very sharp Olfa Knife to cut the trenches and a power drill with a 1/2 metal drill bit for the shell holes.

Next phase is to mix white glue, dirt, sand and flat latex paint spread over the top of all the boards. A little glue and paint on the sides.

Canadian Front Line Trench.



German Front Line Trench.



German 2nd and 3rd Line Trenches.



Hill 145 is taking shape.



Comments are welcome.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

you had a busted link


use mini Chiclets for sandbags


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Great start. Are you planning on using Battles for Empire rules?

wrgmr103 Feb 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Yes, Chris Leach's Battles for Empire 2 WW1 supplement. He's been working on it.

Doctor X03 Feb 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

The problem I had with Chiclets was the white glue melting the outside coating of the gum.

I found rolled putty with the individual bags pressed in was much faster and less messy.

wrgmr103 Feb 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

I use clay, rolled and cut. But I like the mini chiclets idea, just not sure if I can get them in Canada? However, I've never looked for them either.





Vimy Ridge04 Feb 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Very nice start!

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