Okay first two bases almost completed, just a couple of shields to attach then its basing. I have decided to stick with FOG, so they will be based as a double base (60X40) with four double bases bases making a battle group of eight single bases, as per the rules.
Once these two are based, it will be on to the next which will include leaders etc. I have a long way to go yet, but I'll get there in the end.
A quick word about Aventine Miniatures, not only are they fantastic figures that paint so well, but I rate their service second to none. I ordered some figures on a Tuesday night (at around ten thirty), I received them on the Thursday morning. Hows that for a record? Other figure manufacturers and suppliers take note.
I am using the 'Dip and Highlight' method of finishing the figures, as used by the great and good of wargaming. But have used the 'Army Painter Quick shade' on some and GW's 'Devlan Mud' wash on others. There is little difference in the result, but GW has the edge due to it being water based and flat finished, thereby negating the need for a white spirit brush cleaner. However, the gloss finish of the 'quick shade' is much tougher and solves the need for a gloss varnish pre-mat finish.