The base is done with GOLDEN texture gel and crackle paste, plus small slate chips from a council rockery and tufts. Lots of tufts. I need more.
I'm a little loathe to put up these next shots as they show some fairly flaky speed painting techniques which are for effect when seen at distance. I could have done eyes on them too, but how long can you take when an army (and all the other stuff) needs doing? Here they are anyway.