Looking excellent mate
And there we have the difference between a none serving and serving/served modeller, everything has a rationale and isn't just dumped in situ at random.A little more landscaping, so it doesn't look like a Vietnamese terraced rice paddy:
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As you can see the PAK communicating trench (or ammo bunker - haven't fully decided) is now cut out, as is a flanking MG trench PAK over on the left. Also not very apparent to the rear of the PAK position (right edge) is an earth ramp for the PAK to be moved into out of position.
A closer view of the PAK position:
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The broken surface area (top right in the photo)will be the site of a shell struck tree, with roots exposed and branches shattered; the embrasures of the PAK position will be revetted with logs, and there'll be another tree above and slightly right of the standing tank crewman. If it'll fit, there will also be a tree in the bottom left corner looming over the PAK position, unless it blocks the view too much.
And a closer view of the MG position on the hillock:
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As you can see Kraut Korpse Nr eins has taken up residence temporarily with an MG34 and the carrier is perched just off the track which needs a lot more work before I put any polyfilla down.
Guilty! It gets a little OCD though.And there we have the difference between a none serving and serving/served modeller, everything has a rationale and isn't just dumped in situ at random.
No I think you're doing it right as mentioned before tying it together not dumping random crap everywhere.Looking at the right hand side, the first thing to see is a crater just forward of the PAK position, scaled at 6.5 feet diameter & 2 feet deep, about right for a 3" mortar on soft meadow.
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I also deepened the communicating trench / ammo bunker, and I can now put some overhead cover on it if I want.
For the PAK position I've slotted the log revetments into place here, and also cut some stirrers into planking for a firing platform as per the standard prepared position layout:
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With the PAK in position, the barrel is very close to the crater, and may need some minor damage adding to it, although it does mean that any draped cam would have been blown off!
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The blown up tree will be uprooted just above & to the right of the end of the duckboard, and will be fallen partially over the PAK (giving a good reason why it is in relatively decent condition, but hasn't been recovered by the retreating Huns - I think I'm overthinking this, what do you think?)
All in good time!all going well, how about some German tyre marks too, also a couple of shrapnel holes in the gun shield would not be out of the question.
I'm aiming for Holland / Germany, Feb to March 45 (No snow )Could almost be the Ardennes 1944 ! looking good mate
I thought that myself when I was trying to be optimistic, but the melted bits are extremely brittle to the point of crumbling at the lightest touch, so I've splurged on another wodge of filler instead:I would worry too much, if you flock cover the green area it'll hide the imperfections and if anything improve the look of the track when painted, giving it a wet muddy/boggy appearence which kind of fits the location/time of year.