I pondered on for a little while and then >SHAZZAM!< the lights went on: Wilko's!!! For those that don't know Wilko's (Wilkinson's) is a UK based shop that sells everything apart from metal figures and plastic models. Which, in fact, they might; must check. The point is that if it's not in a Wilko's store it (possibly) doesn't exist. One of their departments caters for pets and my gaze fell upon the budgie section. And what's this? Only 1 kilo bags of budgie sand and budgie grit at a £1 a pop! I bought a bag of each. They will last for a long long time.
One of my basing methods is to mix PVA with a drop of earthy colour paint then add some grit and sand. mix well and apply to the base. Leave to dry and then paint/highlight/wash as required.
£1 a kilo! Bargainsome!
PS Welcome to new blog followers Scannable Goose who runs some really fab blogs. And to Doug
whose own blog is a seriously good read. Go and have a look instanter!
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