I promise that this will be the last post on revetments, seriously, the last one. Following a suggestion from one of the readers at forums over on TMP got some of the corrugated coffee cup insulators to use as the corrugated iron that was often used as walling for trenches. This worked very well, after cutting and painting they make an excellent sustitute for the very expensive (nearly a dollar for three square inches) model railroad stuff that I had found earlier.
I then began pouring over photos to see exactly how it was used. It seems that the Allies were far more lavish with this stuff, actually lining whole sections of trench with it. The Germans were rather more restrained but seemed to use it what appears to be a haphazard manner, perhaps in repairs or to shore areas of soft ground, I can't tell. Last night I put together another section using the corruated iron mixed with the cardstock "wood" that I have been using so far and here are the results;
the rough iron color needs rust and weathering
a Foundry 28mm Prussian inspects the work
I tried not to use too much of the corrugated,
just in case I wasn't happy with the results
I must say that I am liking the results. I have to find a mix of wood and metal that looks correct and then I will be off to the races. In the mean time does anybody know if poison gas killed grass and weeds? I can't imagine that it did them any good, but did it kill them? I am working on the large areas of No-Man's-Land next and I need to pick up some flocking in the right color.