Thanks to Andy: Tiny Hords whose work, inspired me to make my own Section of British Infantry in fox holes.
Mine are based on magnetic sheeting for easy storage, with the added benefit of removing the figures, if they suffer a casualty.
This is achieved by placing magnets on the underside of the figures with the floor of the foxhole layered with thin metal sheets.
|Section includes 3 man Bren team, 6 man Rifle team and a Junior Leader.|
|Assembled cut down figures with earth magnets glued into the base.|
|Figures painted and sealed with a coat of Gloss vanish followed by Matt vanish.|
To work out the size of the foxholes, I used 20 mm plastic bases with the final base shape cut out from a magnetic sheet:see Magnetic bases
|Small pieces of tin are glued onto the magnetic base roughly where the figure will be located.|
|Used plastic sprues from remnant kits to build up peripheries of the foxhole and glued into position.|
|View of the completed foxhole periphery.|
|Figures in their foxholes.|
|Next step, provide protection to the figures while modelling the foxhole from the putty.|
|Cut out a piece of Glad Wrap,place figure in the middle, pull together and seal together with stick tape.|
|Cut off excess, figure is now protected from putty.|
|Using Milliput build up the outer area on the base of the foxhole.|
Next step, build up the the inner area, the floor first and then the sides against the plastic sprue. Followed by the outer sides of the foxhole against the plastic sprue.
|To build up the top edge of the foxhole, roll small pieces of putty into rolls and place on-top of the plastic and blend in with a sculpting instrument.|
|Black primer applied,allowed to dry and painted with a coat of Vallejo Flat Earth 983.|
Wash with a coat of Agrax Earthshade and dry brush with a 50:50 mix of Vallejo Flat Earth 983 and Iraqui Sand 819.
|Paint the floor of the foxholes with Vallejo Black Grey 862 allow to dry and wash the inner wall and the floor with a coat of Nulin Oil.|
|Using the 50:50 mix of Vallejo Flat Earth 983 and Iraqui Sand 819 lightly dry brush the the inner wall and floor.|
Painted the odds and ends and added a couple of Tufts.
Applied coat of Gloss vanish followed by Matt vanish.
|Infantry in their foxholes|