I had a real problem finishing this guy off. I was really demotivated by how badly the base was, that I lost all interest in finishing this guy off, so he sat on my painting desk whilst I worked on the Mordor Orc.
I’d tried the citadel texture paints for the first time, and I really didn’t do a good job with it, and the edges of the base had a nasty horizontal mold line that looked really terrible and unfinished – but technically it was unfinished!
In the end, I rolled my sleeves up, filed and trimmed away the mold line on the base, and applied some sand as normal. A quick black basecoat, a simple drybrush of a couple of different tones, a few clumps of static grass and a smooth coat on the base edge, and I was happy enough to claim that he’s done.