And she crosses the line, the painting is done, another win for Wargaming Girl....
Well, it is the Olympics fortnight ;-)
I finished the painting and did the klear/ink coat last night and also got them based up. I've tried something slightly different with these to see if it would work. Normally I glue the figures onto the bases, wait for the glue to dry and then add the basing gunk - sometimes that is very fiddly to do. So, I decided to splodge the basing gunk all over the bases and then add the figures. The gunk I use is pretty adhesive and if this worked it would actually save quite a bit of time.
It worked. The figures are securely attached to the bases. Today I did the matt varnish spray, added tufts and then did the flocking.
"Hang on a minute, did she forget to dry-brush the basing texture?"
"*cough* errmm, it's a fair cop guv'nor!"
Looking at these bases alongside previous bases which have been dry-brushed, there's not much difference. On more crowded bases I can probably get away with skipping this step, but I might not be able to for less crowded ones (eg, light foot).
I also decided to make up a scenic base for doing photography on. The 2' x 2' board I made up a little while ago is in fact a little bit too big to use for day-to-day photography, but I wanted something I could use so I grabbed a couple of sheets of 5mm foamcore, one to use as the base and one for the backdrop. The base board got the following steps:
painted with Burnt Umber on one side
sprinkled with sand while paint wet
sand shaken off
allowed to dry
spotted it had warped
painted reverse with burnt umber
spotted it had warped in other direction
painted sandy side with Cocoa Bean
dry-brushed original side with Cappuccino
splotched 50% PVA in large patches and flocked
dabbed small patches of 50% PVA and added "Meadow Grass"
dabbed small patches of 50% PVA and added "Moorland Grass"
Does it look OK, or is there too much bare ground?
And pics of the Dragoons:
Do you prefer them on the scenic board or on the normal white?