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Looking really nice, great details like the dead guardsmen. Could do with some mud to fit the gritty image of guard, presumably it's for guard and not space marines.
Personally i dn't really like it.
First off when I think of a dugout I think of a trench like structure, dug into the ground with dirt and sandbags built up around it. I think of things like makeshift battle repairs, muddy gritty soil, not grass. Also wouldn't it make more sense to have the gun behind something where it can still shoot but is better protected?
Secondly there a re skelitons lying around. There's a guy dead in the bunker with a bare skull, the imperial guard would have moved him or moved on long before he had rotted into a skeliton. The same can be said about other dead guy and horse, unless it was a trench system; then they very well may have been left there for fear of being shot retreiving them, but then they would have sunk into the mud.
As a command dugout it just doesn't make sense to me; there isn't even a comms unit.
I'm sorry if it looks like im being brutal i'm just trying to tell you why I don't think it's as good as it could be.
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I like the idea behind it, but I do agree a bit with Kevin about the aesthetics of the trench and its elements. If you gritty it up a little bit, it'll look pretty darn good; it just looks a little too neat right now. To get a better idea of what I'm talking about here are some good examples:
I feel it needs to look a little more rugged with more earth tones to it. You could fill the inside with some Popsicle sticks to replicate boards and then fill in and over some of them with dirt. You could make it look like they tried to simply bury the guy in the trench for fear of being shot at if they tried to remove him. Go to town, dirty it up!
As for the corpses outside the trench, bury them a little bit and make them look a little distressed. Decomposing bodies go through hell if they're exposed to the environment while death has long since passed. Try filling some dirt around the rest of the enclosure.
As for the top of the trench, you could get some very fine netting, prime it an earth tone and tie very, very small scraps to it to simulate a camo net.
Overall, it's a very good start to something that will look awesome when you're done. I love the idea. Keep up the good work!! Have some rep!