This Great War diorama uses Wingnut Wings’ 1/32 Roland D.VIb, with a British (Royal Artillery) Major from Tommy’s War, and Elan 13’s German Hussar pilot. The figures are grounded with Vallejo acrylics and finished with artist oils.
The base is scratch-built from balsa, with a few aftermarket resin sandbags and skulls. Additional sandbags at breach point are putty. Ravaged trees are old ivy roots.
A few of the aircraft flying wires have been cut and replaced with loose sections of 0.80mm stainless steel scientific wire, to simulate damage, but this doesn’t show up well in the photos because of the slight gauge of the wire.
I’ve included a couple of images of communications trenches – one an archive photo showing the relative simplicity of the type, and the other an excavated section on the Somme battlefield – and one final photograph of the diorama with comm cables installed and additional scratch-built barbed wire in place (see photo for sequence), items added after original photographs were posted, for greater detail.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.