I used to try to stick to a strict regime with my modelling/painting. As in, I will paint this infantry platoon, then this infantry platoon, only then can I paint these tanks etc etc etc.
I've discovered this is simply the best way for me to burn out and become tired of the thing I love doing.
Now-a-days I try to do whatever I fancy at the time, which helps keep my motivation up. It also means I never know what I'm going to be tackling next.
On the way back from Colours, myself, Alex and I recorded the podcast and in one of my quieter moments, I thought "what shall I do next" and it hit me...trees. I really want to make some woods.
I had these trees knocking around for ages, I bought them a couple of days before BF announced the Autumn Woods Battlefield in a Box set, but hey ho.
£18 for 25 by Noch, I bought mine from newmodellersshop.co.uk and they've spent most of their life in a box under my stairs. However these last few days has seen their potential.
I used woodchip tiles for the bases and used a glue gun to stick the trees on. Woodchip tiles are freakin awesome, they're about 3mm thick, got some bend in them and can be cut easily with a knife.
Then I spread Vallejo White Pumice all over the base. For the area 'blob' I thinly spread the white pumice all over, it goes quite far if you really spread it out.
For painting I went with Vallejo Earth, drybrushed with Green Brown (of course), then finally with desert yellow. Each shade is subtle, so you can go to town with it.
Finally I flocked the edges to blend in with my green mat.
I had some tile off cuts, so I made these rocky bits of area terrain.
I'm really pleased with how they've come out...yes the reds are bright, but the whole thing says Spring to me and I think it'll stand out on a tournament board as being a bit different.
That's my terrain fix sorted...hmm what's next????
Thanks for reading