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wrgmr106 Mar 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Phase 2 continuing.
Progress with 4 boards completed through phase 2 only 8 more to go. However I tackled the more difficult boards first, 2 of them having 3 trenches 1 more with 1-1/2. The next three will have 2 trenches each with the last four only 1 trench each.
One time consuming detail was cutting matchsticks and gluing individually to the trench floor. This was replaced by a suggestion from one of our group to use bamboo mats cut to size. Works Great!

Phase three will be painting the trenches with dark brown and dry brushing lighter colors on the ground everywhere. Adding bits of green and grass towards the rear trenches.

Bamboo mat.



Heavy Mortar position on Vimy Ridge.



2 Boards finished phase 2.





Tools of the Trade.


Shell holes.

Section of trench.



Shell damage.


Comments are welcome.

whitejamest06 Mar 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

These look really great. I'm starting my own WW1 project now, albeit in 15mm, and am considering my options for trenches, so this is great to see.

Can I ask what you use to texture the muddy ground? I like the look a lot.

wrgmr106 Mar 2017 11:10 p.m. PST

Thanks whitejamest, they were covered with white glue and various grits of sand poured on, then a layer of latex paint.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

Great work! I may have to make the trek to Vancouver just to see you in action.

wrgmr107 Mar 2017 4:00 p.m. PST

Big Red, I'll be taking it down to Enfilade, Saturday afternoon session.

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