Dan bought some Zuzzy mats last year, and didn’t take them with him to Oz. He told me to use them, so I’ve started painting up the 6′ x 4′ Despoiled Reaches as a desert to use with the Flames of War Arab-Israeli stuff. I’m not doing much painting at he moment, but occasionally I’m adding a bit of colour to this mat to try and get it finished. Here’s the progress so far:
You can see that I have put down one colour, the Burnt Sienna, and have begun the Burnt Umber. I’m planning on washing the whole thing in black, then dry brushing a Pale Sand/Burnt Sienna mixed colour over the top.
Here is a close-up. I initially put a wash of each base colour down in an attempt to limit the amount of gray coming through in the cracks. This was a fail. It is particularly noticeable where the two colours meet. Hopefully a black wash and the dry brushing should obscure this.