The hills have now been coated in kitchen paper and PVA, then with builders sand. They were painted Wilco Coffee emulsion and drybrushed with Wilco Lemon Sorbet (not quite as bright as the City Light that I had been using). Since the rain hadn't washed away the chalk I checked them on the layout.
From the Allied end
From the Axis end
My reworked Carlentini base, this seems to be cursed I I had trouble with the foam crumbling on the new version!
A view from above
next step is adding vegetation to all the hills