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WWI British trench

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
WWI British trench
Posted by German Armour on Friday, June 09, 2017 4:39 PM

Hi all. I'm making a 1/35 british trench and am stuck. What would you put in the trench to make it look used? Rats, garbage, weapons? I'm not sure.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, June 09, 2017 6:10 PM

Google WW1 trench diorama. Plus Model makes some nice 1/35 rats. Also look up WW1 trench construction to see how they were made in real life. You have many options! 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 5:24 PM

As a high generalized rule of thumb, British trenches were the deepest in the are, 6-8 feet deep, with duckboards to walk upon, and a firing step on the No Man's lnad side.

They also had extemsive "bombproofs"--dugaout underground quarters for sleeping, eating, medical care, etc.


Now, that's for trenches on the Main Line of Resistance.  Combat trenches pushed forward to the edges of NML were less organized.

scots trench

NML would be laced with various slit, recce, expolration trenches; some only 2 or 3 feet deep, and overrun in two directions and pounded by artillery fires.

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Posted by DasBeav on Saturday, June 17, 2017 7:10 PM

How about a sniper team and their "sniper rig"?

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.


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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Sunday, June 25, 2017 1:31 PM
Would anyone know of any good pictures of wwi german bunkers? Any from the Somme would be helpful


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