Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trench Build Pt. 2

My trench project is going quite nicely and I already have ideas for future pieces such as more turns, gun emplacements, and command emplacements.  I have moved on to coating all the sections in a slurry of Durham's Water Putty, saw dust, and a mixture of dirt and small pieces of gravel swept up from my garage floor.

Sections with dried Durham's slurry

After the Durham's had dried (a few hours), I painted with a sample pint of brown acrylic wall paint I'd found on the clearance  shelf at Home Depot.  In addition, I sprinkled the floor of each section with the stuff I found on my garage floor. Most of this will be covered by planking, however I thought it would give a nice look for any dirt peeking through the planks. You can see a definitive styrofoam look to the walls, but this will all be covered in shoring. I have kicked around wattle fencing, but planking will be much faster and it'll look good enough for my purposes.

Stay tuned for drybrushing, planking/shoring, and flocking.


Rodger said...

Really looking good!

BaronVonJ said...

First boccage, now trenches? Sure making it tough for the Yanks.

Phil said...

Looks great, nice work!

Cluck Amok said...

Trenches are looking good!

Also, I nominated you for a Liebster Award, as part of my Liebster, here:

This post also has the rules of acceptance. Carry on : )

Jon F said...


Thanks, dude! I really appreciate that. Thanks for the comments on the trenches; I'm really happy with the progress. Hope you had a nice Father's Day.