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  • #20647
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    I have been working on some 20mm linked trench sections made by Early War Miniatures. It has taken me a little while of soul searching to get the colours I wanted, but I think I am finally there. I’ll post better pictures on my blog in the next couple of days, but here’s a taster of the WIP:

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #20666
    JozisTinManJozisTinMan
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    Thank you for posting this!  I have a set of these, but have not gotten the gumption up to paint them yet.  These look great, and I plan to wholesale steal, errr, leverage your technique.

    http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/

    #20677
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Cheers Jozis, in short my technique involved a lot of spray paint. I painted PVA on them and added sand to all the areas outside the trenches, following which, I undercoated them in the grey primer (I get if from The Range here in the UK). After that, I resprayed them in car colours, Vauxhall’s Brazil Brown (which, I discovered is very similar to Ford’s Rio Brown), then dry brushed all that heavily with Khaki. The wood in the trenches I painted in Vallejo Khaki Grey, inkwashed with Army Painter Dark Shade and finally dry brushed with Vallejo’s German Camo Beige. Finally, I add PVAed areas and added static grass. Pretty simple, but a lengthy process.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #20681
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    They look great. I bought 4 of the BF/FOW trench systems. and have thought about the All Quiet on the Martian Front trench system .

    #20684
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Thanks a million, I really don’t like the look of the BF trenches, they are too steep sided in my opinion. The flatness of these pieces really gives the impression that they are below ground and I think they are the best on the market. Having said that, I haven’t seen the Martian Front ones…

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #20690
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    The AQOTMF trenches are like the BF ones in that they are built up. They are said to be usable with the BF trenches, but I have not tried them, to see if they are.

    Oh and some day I plan to make a blue/pink foam board and have the trenches dug in.

     

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    #20697
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Yeah, my long term plan was also to make a proper trench board, with below surface features, but these will suffice until that day!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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