So the basing steps are very simple..
|Neat PVA applied over the base, then dipped in fine sand with a few 'pebbles' mixed in. A flat brush is handy to get in between the ranks.
|Bases are stained with a homebrewed black/brown acrylic wash using a size 8 brush and letting capillary action do most fo the work. It ends up pleasingly irregular in colour.
|Apply neat PVA in random patterns, notice that a lot is focused on the edges of the figure bases, so these will be concealed by the static grass.
|Douse liberally in short static grass (I get mine from Baccus), allow to stand for 30 minutes then invert and tap the bases to remove excess.
|After static grass added.
|'Leadbear's' Tufts applied - this is the mounted - finished - unless I choose to go back and work on flesh shading.
|Infantry and Artillery.
|Close-up Royal Scots Greys. (Hay's Regiment of Dragoons).