Thanks gsr. Yep, don't underestimate how much spending a little extra time on the base can help a mini. It always make me sad to see someone do a solid job painting a mini, then just glue some sand to the base and not even paint or wash it. I've tried other stuff besides the real rocks as well, cork and mulch are both definitely easier, but the real rock also adds a bit of stability and weight.
Anyway, no pics of Kara today. I've been working on the metals on her (and cursing her quietly, I shouldn't have picked such a TINY mini to paint after such a long layoff. Some of the details on her are ridiculously small). Instead, I've finished my priest and have pics of him.
Mostly I just added a bunch of junk to his staff; ribbons, chains, a cell phone ... I imagine him sitting in the wastes listening to the white noise. I also gave him a bit of hair on the back of his head because it seemed bare back there since peeling the old off. Anyway, hopefully he'll eventually be cast and available from Troll Forged. Not too late for last minute adjustments though, so feedback's still welcome.