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Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 13:17:57
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My trench section thread has been going for over 4 years and has got too cumbersome to manage or navigate. I am therefore beginning a new thread. You can find the old thread here **LINK** with its index. Please don't contribute to the old thread and post here. I will continue to blog what I'm doing as I complete the 9 sections.

Andy B

Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 13:26:41
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These are the first three section, which I have completed. I am working on a further 6 sections, which will feature in this thread.




jimbo19/05/2017 13:27:42
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Hi Andy

Your index works perfectly and is a great help. Being able to find different techniques is most useful. Thanks for the time and effort in making the index.


Already looked at your sandbag method thumbs up

Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 13:35:41
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Here is an index to the first thread with the main bits linked to their pages, so you can find them easily.

Trench Sections Index

Groundwork and Revetment

Base construction and rough soil technique - Page 3 **LINK**

Painting soil - Page 6 – 7 **LINK**

Painting chalky soil and revetment - Page 34 – 37 ttp://

Painting chalky soil and revetment - Page 56 **LINK**

Chalky soil and grass - Page 14 -15 **LINK**

Types of revetment - Page 41 **LINK**

Tommys War bases x5 - Page 78 **LINK**

Fimo sandbags - Page 15 **LINK**

Fimo sandbags - Page 57 – 58 **LINK**

Corrugated iron - Page 25 **LINK**

Duckboards - Page 16 -17 **LINK**

Painting balsa wood - Page 58 **LINK**

Painting balsa wood, part 2 - Page 60 **LINK**

Gabion baskets - Page 11 **LINK**

Concrete and polyurethane - Page 11 – 13 **LINK**

Dandelions - Page 86 **LINK**

Foam flowers - Page 20 (see also thread in Tools and Techniques section)


Sculpting in Fimo and Miliput

Rats - Page 9 **LINK**

More rats - Page 73 **LINK**

Long johns - Page 29 -30 **LINK**

PH hood - Page 64 **LINK**

Jacket - Page 70 **LINK**

Lemon squeezer hat - Page 77 **LINK**

Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 13:40:35
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Trench Sections Index continued

Making Equipment

Webbing - Page 65 -66 **LINK**

Wooden boxes - Page 45 **LINK**

More boxes - Page 68 -69 **LINK**

Field telephone - Page 49 -50 **LINK**

Billy can - Page 60 **LINK**

Folding periscope - Page 61 -62 **LINK**

Periscopes - Page 73 **LINK**

Cleaning roll - Page 71 **LINK**

Grenade boxes - Page 74 **LINK**

Lewis ammo boxes - Page 75 -76 **LINK**

Wire cutters - Page 78 **LINK**

Tommy cooker - Page 83 **LINK**

Tin cans - Page 24 -25 **LINK**

Brodie helmets - Page 2 **LINK**


Wipers Times - Page 82 **LINK**

Ciggie packets - Page 25 -26 **LINK**

Pictures, cards, books - Page 23 **LINK**

Cards and letters - Page 29 **LINK**

Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 13:44:25
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Hi Jim,

You were the first person to welcome me to the forum 4 years ago, so it's good to have your company here and fitting that you should be the first contributor! THANKS my friend!

Andy B

Tim Marlow19/05/2017 13:51:06
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Hi Andrew

I haven't looked in for a while, but must say I think this work is outstanding and the figures take it to yet another level..just stunning stuff. True museum quality. I know that phrase is overused in the modelling world, but in this case it is more than justified.

Index is a great idea as well.....



Andy Claesens19/05/2017 14:00:23
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Hi Andy,

Links worked for me too so all is good.thumbs up Long may this stuff continue.


Andrew Belsey 219/05/2017 14:32:47
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Andy and Tim - welcome.

Tim, You are probably unaware that the sections spent most of the last year in an exhibition called Remembering 1916 (Now closed.) It had 35,000 visitors including Prince Andrew who stopped to discuss my models.


Peter Day 119/05/2017 14:47:52
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Good solution Andy and it works very well. Looking forward to more magic.


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