I used the included base that is provided with the Dreamforge Models Ada figure. It has a smaller lip than most of the lipped bases on the market these days, but I was able to work with it.
It's done in a dark earth/turf with a field weed to break it some. Ada is standing in the footstep of an enemy Leviathan that she is tracking.
I could probably do a little more work on it, but I'm just happy getting something painted and based at this point.
Still need a good lighting/picture setup. For that matter, probably a better digi-cam. Old and busted just isn't cutting it any more :(
I've found some amazing videos on YouTube (look for enamel or oil washing / weathering for models).
I picked up a couple of things from AK Interactive that I hope will help me paint better looking models.
I snagged the Streaking Effects Set to work on my grimy looking effects, and I've seen it used for panel lining and pin washing.
I also picked up the Worn Effects fluid to try my hand at paint chipping (similar to the Hairspray technique).
And last, I picked up a bottle of Chipping Effect color, which is an acrylic color used to replicate paint chips, as a base color under the final layer of paint.
I'm hoping to start working on my techniques with the new supplies soon, on the 9 Ma.K Melusine models I picked up to use as light mecha for my German forces.
We'll see how it goes, and if I can update before another month goes by.