Sunday, 22 March 2020

Scrub in the Sudan

I've been looking around for a way to represent long grass and scrubland in the Sudan for my 10mm Sands of Sudan Project.

I started of using sisal string which proved to be a bit fluffy once teased out.

I then tried some horsehair which I had lying around.

It's not ideal but the best I can do in the circumstances.

Here are some Egyptian Infantry (half a battalion) awaiting a Mahdist charge.

I mounted the horsehair on some 40mm Warbases rounds with a touch of sand and paint.

I'll probably make felt areas to delineate where the scrub actually is.

Has anyone got any better ideas. Normally I would go scrounging around the DIY stores but that is not available to me just now.


  1. Jim,

    Nice figures and terrain, I tried painting the 10mm figures you sent me ... and they were a disaster!

    Keep safe and keep well,