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    hi im just about to start painting a desert style base and wanted to know if anyone had any good tips on colors ect?

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    The base Taggi did for her space-elf walker might suit your smooth style Buzzin?

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...82010%29/page7



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    EDIT: ignoring the puddles for a desert scene of course
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    its my base from my wip actualy so just wanted some tips on painting and what to use for long dead grass ect


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    the grass that BPI used on the base is great for long dead grass.
    Woodland Scenics is the product I'm most familiar with:
    http://woodlandscenics.woodlandsceni...ory/FieldGrass
    Found at model train shops everywhere - and some game shops.


    These guys sell predone clumps:
    http://www.sceneryexpress.com/default.asp

    Sandy bits.
    Wash and drybrush will give it lots of depth. (dark red brown wash with a sandy brown drybrush for a clay dessert, change the colors up to suit you.)
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    Thanks that looks perfect, does any1 know if i can get this in the UK?

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    If by that you mean the tufts.. you can get them here :-
    http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/g...flortufts.html

    Good news is that they have a sale on at the moment :0)
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    Hi,

    to make tall grass you can use plumbers hemp.
    You can read my tuto here : http://minis-by-juan.blogspot.com/20...es-herbes.html

    About the sand color, on my latest diorama (http://www.coolminiornot.com/258482) I used a mix of kommando kaki, desert yellow and a bit of snakebite leather, drybrushed with kommando kaki and ivory (vallejo) and finally I've added some sand colored pigments to make it more dusty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan View Post
    Hi,

    to make tall grass you can use plumbers hemp.
    Disposable painters brushes can be used for stiff cord grass (wheat straw, etc.)

    Pastels and chalks are a great way to weather for the dusty sand envronment.
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