FOW Basing

Flames of War has been put away and I’m focusing on finishing the VC BP Grave Guard. Some light painting last night (after painting skirting boards for most of the evening!). Getting GG and GG standard bearer up to ink-wash stage. Have also stripped other two GG back as they were early experimental paint jobs.

Speaking of experiments first FOW basing experiment with just sand was a disaster. Will definitely need some compound to build up the base around the figures more before applying a mix of sand and model rail-way ballast for a range of fine grains. Maybe throw in a handful of kitty litter for one or two large boulders. Will have to strip back 2 man Boyes team but that’s not a biggie. Still experimenting with painting + basing for FOW after all. Vehicle painting think I’ll prime with GW white and then basic Desert Yellow Tamiya spray paint. Ink wash and drybrushing followed by details.

92% Complete

+1 Grave Guard. VC Border Patrol is 92% complete. That leaves me with four figures to complete! Well, in addition there’s a few ‘raised’ bases I’ve put together with headstones etc. Keen for another game but Griff is being slippery. Keeps muttering something about wanting to paint the Brettonians some more.


Picked up a Stuart ‘Honey’ tank and a blister of two Universal Carriers for FOW during the weekend. Assembled them both last night. Pieces fitted together reasonably well although some green stuff patching will be required. Also will try lifting some stowage details from the ‘Honey’ and apply it to the Universal Carriers via a press mold. Washed and primed the 6pdr Portee so it’s ready to paint. Based the painted two man Boyes team and now just have to figure out how to detail their base without getting paint etc. on the completed figures.

Also did a bit of triage work on the three Mordheim tiles I currently have in my garage. I need to pick up a tin of matt polyurethane varish to seal the tiles for play. I have half a 4ltr tin of polyurethane from the previous owner but of course it’s gloss.