Although I still have quite a ways to go to complete this miniature it is always a milestone when you can join the figure to it's base. That is the situation here, with most all of the details that would have been obstructed from easy access by a brush being completed. Once the figure was attached to the base I could glue the left hand with weapon and begin applying the first of many layers of browns to the shaft. I have also begun painting the back of the shield which will be glued under his arm once the rest of the figure details are completed. Should be complete by this time next week (fingers crossed).