|As I am looking at bases for war game vehicles I want to keep the dimensions|
pretty tight. Here I cut a base which only extends 5mm larger than my
I am using a similar product to that of Tamiya's, it's Vallejo's Brown Earth texture material and it produces a gritty and red-brown earthy base-layer to which you can add further diorama effects.
|Yes, it does look like the contents of a nappy! And it seems to be a bit sloppier|
than the Tamiya product that you can see in the MiniAFV article.
While still tacky I sprinkled in some small stones (grit) and also impressed some tyre tracked into the mud. Once dry I will do a spot of dry brushing with a highlight tone to create some depth (I could work into the shadow areas first with a thin wash, we shall see).
|Dry brushed with Yellow Ochre oil paint. Er, not that you can tell, but|
it does make a nice contrast and picks out the detail.
I finished off the base with some brush grass. I could have done this by buying some hobby brush grass but I decided to do do this more cheaply. I bought a natural hair brush from the local pound store, trimmed off small bunches of this and glued it to the base.
And there you go. I think my technique could be improved but the basic principal is sound. The main thing is that this a fairly quick and easily repeatable for a whole army of bases.
Here is a link to the original MiniAFV article which gave me the idea: How to make a simple base with Tamiya Texture Paint (by Erhan)