British Trench Sections

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Andrew Belsey, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Some of you will have seen the bases I created for Tommy's War. I've been creating a series of trench sections - each showing different aspect of trench warefare. I'm finally getting figures in some of them. 3 have figures now and I have another 4 awaiting them. There are 9 altogether, so I'm still working on 2 bases.

    This is my Ideal Trench
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    My Typical Trench
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    My Wet Soil Trench
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    I've hesitated to show them before as this is a figure forum, but now that they are being populated with Tommy's War figures I feel able to.
  2. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic work - these would look good in the Imperial War Museum.
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    beautifull work on all of them.

    Marc
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  5. DDantel Member

    Country:
    France
    BRILLIANT !!! (y)
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I agree 100% with the comments above, fantastic work and surely belong somewhere where they can be used for educational purposes.
    More can be learnt about trench construction from these models than any diagram in a book.
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  7. baronband Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very artistic and educational, i'd love one or two!

    John
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  8. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well, it doesn't get much better than this, top workmanship!
    A great background for some great figures....
    Mark D
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  9. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys.
    Edward, I've contacted the Imperial War Museum twice and they have never replied. They have one of their old models still in the new display and that is in a plinth at ankle hieght - therefore nobody sees it! Models are not a priority of theirs these days.
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  10. Oda A Fixture

    You are an amazing modeller.Fantastic work.Absolutely brilliant.

    Oda.
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  11. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent work. I love this type of work (y)
    Saved to my WWI Folder.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  12. Monsoon Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hesitated to show them? Dude, why? They look great!!
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  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great idea and well presented.
    Cheers
    John
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  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent work and very educational .


    Cheers David
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  15. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Marvellously done and very educational. Superb.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  16. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    These are superb - I can't wait to see all the other variations.
    I'm sorry to hear that you got no reply from the IWM but having seen the new WW1 displays recently they're just not showing models like these anymore. Unfortunately the National Army Museum is going to go the same way after its renovation - several well loved models in there have gone into storage and I can't see them being taken out and shown again. Edward Surens Rorkes Drift diorama for example is one that I will miss.
    I suggest picking one of your favourite regimental or local social history museums and asking them - I'm sure they will be much more appreciative of your hard work and generous offer and find a place where many can enjoy them.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Brilliant! Very nice work and highly educational. Great idea to build these models.

    Adrian
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  18. gregmarm Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    great idea!!!!!
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  19. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Great idea and very good done. That looks great and I have many ideas
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  20. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the complements guys. For those who are interested, I've been blogging how I make them on the Military Modelling Forum http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=80609
    As I said there are 9 of them, so I have another 6 not shown here. I also have trench models in 1.285 scale. I'm a bit of a trench nerd!

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