While other parts of the Janissary are drying I have started the groundwork. I mixed my plaster ( sculptamold) with water and Elmers Glue and applied around the kit rock, already epoxyed to the base and later add larger rocks and finally sprinke with fine sand. After drying overnight, I painted the kit rock a medium gray. I next paint the ground / dirt in a dark brown and set aside to dry. ( I have used enamels this time but usually use acrylics. Same steps regardless of medium, just more drying time with enamels.) Here is the total figure and base so you can see how just the base colors effect the total scene. Now I mix a wash up in an old 2 litre bottle cap. With enamels I use the same mix proportions as I would with acrylics. 8 drops of paint to 16 drops of thinner Paint this diluted wash over the rock and the dirt colored areas and set aside to dry. In this case the drying time will be overnight. Overall view after wash applied My next posting will show 1/2 the base with a light gray dry brushing on the rock and 1/2 of the dirt area dry brushed with humbrol flesh. This side to side comparrison will show the difference before and after the dry brushing over the black wash. Any questions or comments are welcome.