The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Friday, 29 May 2015

Basing Part IV- Finis!

The final part of my basing articles. Really the last part is just about adding static grass and/or grass tufts or putting any very thin washes down on the dry brushed earth. Washes are sometimes a good idea to vary the tonality of the soil slightly as occurs in nature where certain sections of soil might have a higher clay content etc.

In my case I chose not to add any washes, in all truthfulness because I haven't put a brush to a mini all day and i'm getting rather impatient to get to it! :>)

Really adding static grass and grass tufts is a matter of taste. However here are two extra points that I think are worth considering. In place of static grass I've started using the 2mm tall grass tufts. Why? Well, it simply stands more erect than static grass and is easier to dry brush if necessary. Which brings me on to point two; dry brushing the grass tufts.

In general I'd mix up a light yellowy green colour (make sure that it is light). I would then mix a further light by adding Vallejo Ivory. Then it's really just a case of lightly dry brushing the tops of the tufts but with a slightly less dry mix of paint. why? Well, the static grass is obviously not as hard a surface as a miniature and will take less pressure to add the paint.

And that's really about it.





I hope that you found something useful in these basing articles(?).

Bye for now.

10 comments:

  1. Great result and very interesting! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Roger, I'm just glad that someone read it LOL :)

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  2. Very cool. :)

    I like tufts, too - I've been using Army Painter 6mm Winter Tuft on my AZW & Sudan bases, and if the tufts seem too high or full, I trim them with small scissors.

    An excellent series, Darrell, lots of useful ideas. :)

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  3. As always a fantastic job...love the details on the bases, excellent!

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    1. Cheers Phil- now i can get down to some painting again! :>)

      Darrell.

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial, especially the great pics!

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