Finalizing the base involved cutting the Deffkopta in half and removing the Ork pilot then using greenstuff I modeled the seat and closed up the gaps to make it look like damaged engine and frame parts.
Next I glued my tank traps and crater lip pieces in place and used my trusty quick drying filler to create the ground on the terrain base. Once that was dry I glued my tree branch, bits of bark and the Deffkopta in place.
I was ready to prime my project and went to the DIY store and purchased a grey primer and used that on the terrain piece. Bad mistake! it turned out to have a gloss like finish which repelled paint rather than having improved paint adhesion qualities!
I had to paint the entire piece black again and that took several coats. Once done I used a scorched brown as the ground base colour followed by a selection of lighter browns to achieve my desired final colour which was bleached bone.
Next I cleaned up the non ground pieces with black again.
Finally I painted up the Deffkopta with lots of rust to make it look like it had been crashed for some time.
Now just the final elements to go!