Sorry for the delay...its been a busy week. I'm currently hip deep in sorting out a storage room. There's nothing quite as liberating, and depressing at the same time, as sorting through various boxes of stuff gathered over the years for projects yet done (or even started!). Stuff like various bits of fake fur, welcome mats, turf, wood bits, box after box of lead waiting to see the light of day, more boardgames than I could play in a lifetime, various rolled up maps, craft christmas trees waiting for conversion to wargaming trees....and the odd discovery of stuff that I'd sworn I had but couldn't find. For example - a while back I was bitten by the bug to paint some Churchill tanks for my 25mm WW2 collection. I KNEW that I had previously bought 3, but could never find them. After a while, I thought "maybe I imagined that I bought them....". So, today while cleaning I found the 3 original Churchill tanks I bought, plus the 3 ADDITIONAL Churchill tanks I'd purchased because I'd convinced myself that I never bought the first 3. Oops. Onward and upward.
Next up on the river tiles was first to give a heavy spray of Dullcote to the caulking river bed. This seals it and keeps sand from the next step sticking to it. After that was allowed to dry, I applied a bead of yellow carpenter's glue to the bank areas and then covered that with my sand/ballast basing mixture. This is the stage shown in the photo below.
Next, I'll paint the sand areas with a diluted earth brown, and drybrush with American Mississippi Mud and Driftwood. The sand areas will be finished to match my figure basing style. I'll post an update with that later this week.
Tomorrow is the first day of OTA's (organized team activities) for the Broncos.....with PEYTON MANNING!!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited for the NFL season to get here this year since the Broncos will have their first legit QB since the big guy (that's John Elway) retired.