2nd sprinkle on some mid brown fine gravel, 3rd sprinkle a tiny amount of light buff gravel, not too much of this because it really shines through. This lighter gravel does give it a dry feel though which is great for Africa.
4th add patches of static grass summer mix, this adds a little colour to the dry looking base.
5th, add grass tufts of 4-6mm.
The very last step I tried was to dig out my Flock box, It is quite new and I haven’t used it much. To my mind the bases were done and I thought I would just give it a quick try out. Well the results were so good that now I feel I have to go back and do all of my other ACW bases. I ran out of time with this lot as I only had a rare three hour window while family popped out.