Painting this guy is a ball! I was particularly happy with the way the eye's came out. Very life like. Now for the base itself, a simple wash and dry brush, and you have a nice rock look. You'll find when you are building the base, that some piece's are missing, namely, the tops of some of the palm tree's. This is due to somewhere along the way, between Aurora selling the molds to Monogram, they where lost, or broken. So what I did was to find some small fake potted palm tree's that just happened to be laying around the house, imagine that!