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NW Leicestershire
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Donington
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World War I
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Britain

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trenches on display

by johnbiggles on 04-17-2014 at 08:56
Finally the trench project is done
I took these with my phone so not the clearest perhaps
the information sheets and maps are to be properly reproduced and mounted by the museum for this exhibition


the view from the British trench







the viw from the German

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January's work bench

by johnbiggles on 04-06-2014 at 08:47
I keep calling this January's work bench when it is now April, still, nearly finished.

I have had to shorten the project's length, as I have run out of money and time, but the effect is still there I hope.
There are approximately 134 scale yards between the two front lines, I left the side of our staircase in the picture so you can get some idea of size...the boards measure 2010mm in length and 440mm wide. The original plan was to have it 2760mm

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January's work bench

by johnbiggles on 02-25-2014 at 13:57
The German lines about done. there is a bit of tidying and blending of edges to finish, but the figures are glued in now
the barbed wire is copper electrical strand (,020mm) coiled round the handle of a modelling knife, or laid out straight and turned around the wooden posts.
the post are match sticks, halved in length, and then quartered lenthwise, and pushed into the base material

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January's work bench

by johnbiggles on 02-14-2014 at 12:45
I have been working on the German trenches for while


The intention is to show how the Germans were building more permanent defensive positions

with better weapons siting

wider, more solidly constructed trenches

this last however shows the result of a direct hit (off stage) from Archie.

next post,

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January's work bench

by johnbiggles on 01-12-2014 at 13:35
So here is the latest version of the british jumping off trenches, sandbags removed as the only parapet shown in contemporary photos is made of chalk spoil from the trenches themselves (yet to be painted). I have done my best to show dirty calk in the trench floor, and thrown up by German counter shelling
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