Saturday, May 18, 2013

Basing 28mm ACW & 300 Posts!

 It's a rainy and gloomy day here in Maryland - that's perfect weather for painting and basing mini's!  I made some good progress today and finished all my painting and then turned to basing the units.  Pictured are 2 calvary and 3 infantry regiments in the process of having their bases sceniced.

I use a very simple 4 step process from bases:

(1) Paint the base and sides a medium brown
(2) Dip in fine play ground sand
(3) Add a few drops of diluted matt medium
(4) add ground foam or turf tufts

Here's a shot of the rest of the armies - there are 20 x 24 fig infantry regiments, 4 x12 calvary (with dismounts and horse holders), 9 artillery batteries and 12 command stands.  I still have to finish basing 9 Union infantry units (center right of the photo).

By the way - I just noticed this was my 300th pos here at the Lair of the Uber Geek!

5 comments:

DeanM said...

A great endeavor, Miles. They will look great when you're done. Best, Dean

James Brewerton said...

you have been a busy boy Miles, all look good
Peace James

El Grego said...

Congrats on 300 posts!

jmezz382 said...

Looking great sir !

Ed said...

Very nice!