Okay anybody have any idea how this guy took this shower curtain and made these bags?
I give up.
It's a beautiful diorama, but point in fact, the sandbag material used in 'Nam, and later was made from woven nylon strip, in a fine mesh pattern and it was green in color. The mesh pattern would be almost invisible in 1/35 scale, but I have to agree, the artwork of the diorama is fabulous and certainly relays the effect well. I make my sanbages out of Milliput, rolled and formed into a "snake" and flattened on one end, pinched into a narrow opening on the other, if I want texture I press a wet metal screen into it-- which keeps it from sticking. That said, I recently found a pretty good representation from Pegasus models, who makes a bag of 100 ready made resin sandbags for "wargaming" in 1/35 scale-- they look pretty close without the trouble of making them, they use about five different representations, so they don't all look alike, and they have a fine "fabric mesh" texture. You might see if you can find these-- I think Stevens International carries them.