I also managed to get their truck transports done but neglected to photo them before they were packed away for the tourney.
The basing was done in the same format as my previous desert stands, Liquitex Sand Effect Medium, then a coat of Vallejo Middlestone and a heavy drybrush of GW Bleached Bone (Not sure what it's called now in the newer paint range) over the top of that. I also superglued the odd Silfor tuft to add some more to the visual appeal. From a trip that I took with family to Egypt back in the 90's, I noticed that the sand in the Sahara was a LOT brighter in colour than most photos show. Now, this is probably more due to how bright the sunlight is out there, but I felt a less-yellowy sand colour was better and contrasted all the better also with the darker uniforms of the models.
|The platoon all arrayed, minus it's 2" Mortar team, that I didn't take in my list. I'll get to it at a later date.|
|I tried to make each base as interesting as possible and also not double up on sculpts. It worked out... okay.|
|First MG section. Not much to describe here - 5 Tommies advancing through the desert.|
|The three Boys Anti-Tank Rifle teams. Again, only the single AT rifle pose, but I think I mitigated it's boring-ness somewhat through placement on the bases and pairing with regular riflemen.|
|Second MG Section. I had bought a while back the 8th Army Casualties pack from Battlefront. These are really well sculpted with crisp detail that I only wish the regular troops could show.|
|Chap at the back is holding his hand out in what I imagine to be a "How can you run on, when Tom and Percy are bleein' in the sand!?" expression.|
|Third MG Section. I Put a LOT more work into this base, wanting to break up the desert monotony and also adding another casualty fig in an "action-pose".|
|Top view shows it off all the better I think.|
Next up - my AAR for the tournament that I actually remembered to take pics from!