Flocking 10mm WWII Russian infantry

My latest project is two WWII Eastern Front armies in 10 mm. I will be basing them in 3 X 3 cm. bases and while I am waiting for them to arrive I made a test with two Russian officers in 2 X 2 cm. bases.

The one on the left is simply flocked; the other on the right has sand glued, then painted, then washed and finally drybrushed. 

The one on the right has three times more work that the one on the left but I think its base contrast much more with the figure than the first one.

Having in mind that officers are more colourful than Russian soldiers, what do you think? Should I go with the first or with the second flocking?


28 mm Copplestone's barbarians

I just finished painting a unit of 20 barbarians that I will use for WHF 3rd edition Norse army or as Chaos thugs as well. These figures were sculpted by Mark Copplestone for Grenadier long ago but they are still a great purchase nowadays. 

You can buy all these figures at Forlorn Hope Miniatures for 30 GBP. A bargain compared to other fantasy miniatures, especially taking into account they are all different poses and full of character.

I primed them with Army Painter Barbarian Flesh primer and then washed them with Army Painter soft and strong tones. The magnetic bases are from Sally 4th.

I also will use some of them as berserkers for my Viking army...

...or as Conans for some CROM games. The one on the left could be a young Conan storming Fort Venarium and the one on the right a more mature Conan after visiting some cities in the South.

I am seriously thinking about buying a cavalry regiment for my Chaos army.