First of the ACW Finished

My test piece, a signal tower, for the Union 15mm ACW army I’m putting together is finished. I tested the basing on it today. The bases were covered in sand and some small rocks. Then just using ordinary acrylics from Art Friend here in Singapore the bases were covered in a sloppy mix of dark brown, then dry brushed with a red brown, then a yellow brown and finally an off-white (each dry brush layer was applied a little more lightly.

Glade green and yellow grass was then applied with the lot finished off by the addition of some meadow flowers. Done!

The sandy bases with the first brown wash applied to half the base

The sandy bases with the first brown wash applied to half the base

A red brown dry brush is applied across the base

A red brown dry brush is applied across the base

A yellow brown dry brush is then applied a little more lightly

A yellow brown dry brush is then applied a little more lightly

and lastly an off-white dry-brush is very lightly applied across the top of the base texture.

and lastly an off-white dry-brush is very lightly applied across the top of the base texture.

Yellow grass and a green static grass are now applied in clumps. Lastly some meadow flowers (from the Army Builder range) are added. These give a great touch but only a clump or two should be used here and there. Too much and it looks like a hippie festival battle.

Yellow grass and a green static grass are now applied in clumps. Lastly some meadow flowers (from the Army Builder range) are added. These give a great touch but only a clump or two should be used here and there. Too much and it looks like a hippie festival battle.

Further around the base

Further around the base

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5 thoughts on “First of the ACW Finished

  1. Arrggghhhh.. someone stole the face off that sentry!!! Third last Pic, bloke on the right… nice work, I assume you will dullcote some of the shine down?

    • Yeah – I just hit it with a coat of Mat acrylic varnish – it’s kind of fun doing that inside with the air con on … gives the room that lovely smell of drying varnish :-)

      Hoping that dulls down the finish otherwise I’ll learn to like a slightly shiny look

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