I have great pleasure in being part of a giant diorama project for commerating WW1. You can read more about whats going on for the NZ First world war centenary and the Mustering the troops Blog about painting 4000 miniatures!
My first 10 (out of 40) are ANZAC troops digging. Plenty of preparation, I had to pin the wrists at the handle end of the shovel and file back the shoulder joints a fair bit to get them to fit.
After a good wash I glued them together.
I primed them and filled the imperfections and joints.