New desert basing
For my Sassanid army, I've been experimenting with basing technique - three stone sizes and new colours. I'm using 3mm thick mdf bases, with each unit based on a 120mm wide base.
Fix the figures to the multi base with pva glue, adding large stones as desired, leave to dry for 24 hours
Paint the whole base with pva glue. Sprinkle patches of medium stones randomly, then small stones (over the medium stones). Then while pva is still wet, dunk the entire base in fine sand and shake off excess. Allow to dry for another 24 hours
Cover the entire base in diluted Pale Umber (this is A relatively new Windsor and Newton acrylic colour in a tube, it's a stone grey (light grey with a hint of brown). Let this dry completely, then apply a highlight of Foundry base sand 10b all over using a drybrush technique. I also use this colour for the edge of the mdf base. Finally apply Vallejo pale sand 837 to the stones areas only
Last of all, apply 3 or 4 grass tufts to each base using pva glue blobs. For my Sassanids I've chosen a burnt grass effect.