Seeing as I can never remember how I base things I thought I'd make a post about the steps I'm taking, that way I'll have a permanent reminder.
My current situation is this...all the HMGs (6), command teams (6) and commissar teams (6) have had vallejo brown earth applied and is dry. All the 4 hole bases (14) have paste applied which is drying and the 5 hole bases (10) are awaiting magnets, which should arrive any day now. The plan is that I will magnetize one hole for fausts, flame throwers or a piece of scenery.
|Sample of current situation|
|Love this stuff|
|Magnets glued into the bases and rocks|
|paste applied and 1 test fit|
|The wash really darkens the base|
|The bases get a dry brush of Green Brown|
|A light drybrush of deck tan|
|I don't like the previous step, so a light brush of cork brown covers it|
|I add some rocks and leave overnight for the PVA to really dry|
|All rocks are painted Black Grey|
|Rocks get a heavy drybrush of Cold Grey|
After a massive break to get my some Jordanians painted I've returned to get these finished. Good thing I made this post as it makes it easy to pick up where I left off, albeit a few stands less.
|Rocks get a Stonewall Grey Drybrush|
|and a final drybrush of Deck Tan|
|A diluted brown wash blends the rocks|
Here's the end result. A fairly basic rural theme which should be repeatable. I was tempted to add some twigs, but as it never stops raining I haven't been able to go and collect some.
I need to revisit the basing on some of my older stuff so it matches in with this...but that's true of all my stuff...where to find the time ????
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