Thanks guys most kind, today I fitted the headlights & sidelights then used an old base which i had and added new groundwork using plaster, sand & gravel for stones. The model and figure look very good in place so now once its dry I'll paint it a suitable colour before adding some dry grass tufts and attacking with pigments.
Thanks chaps, well the model is now all finished after a bit of pigments here & there. I used wilder river sand & VMS sand No 4 type C which worked very well giving the model a nice dusty look. The base was also worked on with the same pigments. I really enjoyed this project, especially painting the caunter scheme which was actually pretty easy but looks very smart. More pics in the galleries.