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Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP02 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.

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German Front Line Trench.

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German 2nd and 3rd Line Trenches.

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Hill 145 is taking shape.

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Comments are welcome.

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

you had a busted link

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use mini Chiclets for sandbags

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

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

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

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

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP03 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.

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP03 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.

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Vimy Ridge04 Feb 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Very nice start!

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