I took my recent find of Old West miniatures and “flocked” their bases with Citadel Sand.
As well as the sand, I added some slate pieces. All this was held together with PVA white glue.
The next stage was then to give the models a white undercoat.
It was only after I had done this, that I realised with my other Old West models I hadn’t used sand, but had left the bases blank and planned to use Citadel textured paint. In the end I decided to leave them as they were.