Greetings once again and welcome to my latest SBS. My new subject is a favourite old kit of mine, Kirin's Scottish Highlander, Culloden in 1/16th scale resin. I picked up the pine base for $4 at my local hardware warehouse and the DAS terracota modelling clay provides the base groundwork. I want lots of snow, which means most of the small details in the groundwork will be covered. The frozen grasses give the wind a sense of prevailing direction, and build up small flurries along the wall. The figure has been modified to make it fit more naturally on the base. I've cut his left arm off at the elbow, and will reposition the arm and withg the hand clutching a flag pole. I want to convey a sense that he's pulling himself up on the flagpole as he prepares to charge. Using the grasses, I got an idea to do hair with artificial grass fibres. I'll give it a go and top him off with a bandage around his head from a recent battle wound. I want to see his hair flying in the strong wind and see snow on his hair. The 600 pound gorilla in the room is the tartan. I haven't chosen which tartan I'll paint yet, but I know I want a strong red element in the pattern. The choice of tartan colour will determine the colour of the shirt. I had thought to paint it a neutral off-white colour, but I'm also looking to use bolder colour to contrast with the white snow. It took a lot of courage to strip this figure of its original paint job (c.1988), but this figure is too beautiful to look at and I had to have a "do-over" on him. I haven't painted the base but I have done a heavy wash of Vallejo Black mixed with Acrylic Gloss Varnish and water. This helps define the mud patches and areas of disturbed snow. The snow is from Gale Force Nine Hobby Scenics. I only bought it yesterday, and I like what I can do with it and some white glue. I try to take some more pics as I go. Comments welcome.