At last some paint.....
I've used a Dulux Matchpot to lay down the first Snakebite Leather colour. This was painted on with a large, stiff brush and further highlighted by adding some subtle variation to the basic brown colour by adding some dark brown acrylic paint to the mix.
This second image shows the texture that was added to the surface ready for some drybrushing. If you 'click' on the image, you can see a larger picture.