Have got the 40mm (Hair curler) gabions finished and painted , I sprayed them black and then dry-brushed them and painted the base . I then gave them a coat of high gloss varnish as the paint seemed to want to come off the curlers and then a matt varnish (similar to the problem with plastic soldiers ?) , maybe I should have soaked them in detergent first ?. Here we see Voltaire and Count De Fru-Fru waited on by 'Wee Jocky' inspecting the finished product . I am going to make some more bases of them suitable for artillery .