I'll get the WIP stuff out of the way first!
After last night's post I continued work on the 4th command group. the figures got their Klear/ink coat and when that had dried they were pinged off the painting stick and glued to their base. I then decided to add basing material. Rather than my usual gunk, I thought I'd try something a bit different. I spotted some neat PVA around the figure bases and in between them, then scattered some mixed grey medium ballast and brown tallus over, shaking the excess off.
After letting that stand for a while, I added some 50% PVA all over the base and scattered a mix of fine sand and fine ballast (grey, brown and rust) over. I accidentally left it to stand for too long, before shaking off excess, meaning that not much came off. Fortunately it looked pretty good, so I left it as it was.
This evening's work: dry-brushing bases.
I've spent a couple of hours dry-brushing the bases of the camp and all the troops I'll be taking to Campaign. I used Revell Afrika Brown (361/17) for this. It certainly had the desired effect of highlighting the texture and softening the look of the ground cover.
Tomorrow I'll be adding flock, clump foliage and tufts at which point they'll be ready for a matt varnish spray (probably at the weekend).
Some pics of the 4th command group after dry-brushing:
4 Months In
And what a busy month this was - several games at the club, my birthday and prize draw, quite a lot of painting, Salute, meeting lots of fellow bloggers, being invited down to join the Rejects for a big game of Fire and Fury......
So, how are my stats doing?
124 posts (29 in April) = >1 per day (although not quite for this month)
157 followers (51 joined in April)
13810 page views (5848 in April)
So, apart from the number of posts, April has been the busiest month so far for this blog. Obviously I'm doing something right with so many followers and page views. I hope that I can continue to keep you all entertained.