Here is the final rendition! I'm pretty excited about this. Our IPMS club president taught me how to do the weathering on the tank and suggested I try setting up a base for it. Turned out to be a good weekend to just focus on model building. My daughter had a bunch of diorama stuff from Michael's so I used that to put this together.
I did the sandbags from air dry clay. They are primered then covered with mud wash, medium brown wash, then vallejo white and beige dry brushed on for some shadowing and texture, then finished with a mud wash.
I died the rocks medium brown with the wash. Then scattered rocks and some green turf that seemed to match the pictures I could find of the trenches in WWI. It may still need some more different shades of grass. Possibly too much grass for WWI? Let me know what you think?
Finally I mixed up some water and elmers glue and sprayed it on the diorama to lock down the loose turf and rocks. Should be a solid day drying. This is the first one I've done so if you have any suggestions for me go ahead and shoot them my way