So, while watching the Dvx Britanniarvm series from the Crusty Colonel on YouTube, I’ve been basing a swathe of my freshly painted figures. I’ve developed a basing style that works for me. Glue fine gravel, wait until it dries, then wash it with a thinned mix of glue and dark brown or black paint to both seal and hold down the gravel as well as provide shading depth. Let it dry, and then dry brush a final light highlight and finally add clumps of static grass here and there.
And that’s when I realized “here and there” for me actually means “covering up spots where I really dry brushed horribly or blank spots where I missed putting sand”. Instead of deloading the brush on scrap paper, I seem to use my bases to take the excess paint off! Not sure really, perhaps it goes against my thrifty nature to put paint on a brush, only to immediately remove 90% of it as waste!