Anyone who’s been paying attention will have noticed my interests have shifted once again to the Great War. And that’s got me thinking about the Vimy Project. I’ve realized as I have only five years until the 100th Anniversary it’s time to pick up the pace!
As I’d noted in a Revisiting Vimy post about a year and a half ago, The terrain needs some work; The trenches needed to be widened as I’d re-based all the figures and they simple wouldn’t fit into the trenches and also I’d never really finished them up the way I’d like.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
I’ve started working towards that and I have to say I’m pretty happy with how it’s coming along.
This is the north east tile of the Fourth Division’s area of attack (so these are the German reserve trenches and communication trenches).
I’d thought of a couple different ways of doing the revetting, but had some balsa wood lying around and decided to experiment with that and it seems to work quite well.
This all still needs to be repainted… and I’d like to maybe add some patches of grass to this reverse slope of the ridge.
I’d also like to add a sandbag parapet – at least to the fire trenches, perhaps not the communication trenches as a way of distinguishing the two. I’m not sure how I’m going to do this – I need to do if fairly cheaply as I have a LOT of trenches to do. Casting (or buying cast) resin sandbags is out of the question. I bought some Das (a self hardening clay product) to experiment with. If anyone out there has any ideas I’d LOVE to hear them!
Stay tuned for more!
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Um… well I haven’t started those French Foreign Legionnaires… and the impetus to do them may have faded by the time I get back to painting (I’m having some fun working on this terrain at the present)