Trench Diorama - 2017


This diorama was made using a range of traditional model making techniques and was designed to replicate a WWI style trench. A number of test pieces were first constructed in order to find the correct finish for the wet mud ground covering and the correct shading and weathering of the wooden panels. The sandbags were made from miliput, wrapped in a canvas tape whilst still malleable. The rusted metal sheets were made from thin tin sheeting, pressed against a corrugated surface, while the 'iron' obstacle part was made from styrene beams.