The latest update shows work on the bases. Firstly; the 2p coins have been built-up with Milliput two part epoxy putty covering the integral metal bases
and then I have added some sieved stones and sand over PVA glue to add even more texture.
I prefer detailing my bases before undercoating and painting, rather than adding this after painting the miniature. I am aware that this is not the normal practice but something I have done for some years now.