Cancon 2013 approaches and I am behind schedule with painting the Later Hungarians (actually, also behind with the Koreans but I reckon I can knock them over fairly quickly).
I had a worry – the bases. On a previous post (Cancon 2013 DBA Later Hungarians 3) you can see the bases after the sand was applied, they were undercoated and a brown wash was used. As you can see from the picture here, you really cannot see the brown on the base.
I was worried that the underlying soil would look black.
I decided to do a couple of test bases to see how it looked before I went hunting for a burnt sienna acrylic for the bases.
Using the Baccus 6mm system for basing, I then did a heavy dry brush of the base coat which you can see hanging around at the back of the photo. The bases started to look a bit better.
I decided to keep experimenting.
As you can see in the last photo, this has lightened the bases up a lot.
The final decision? Press on with the three colour dry brushing on the rest of the bases.
I’m desperate to get some colour on these chaps though … times a wasting!