Here is yesterday's progress on the base. After a layer of plaster fine sand, grit and medium size stones were added to the base before a sheet of cling film went over the top and the model was pressed into the setting plaster. Once everything had set after a few hours the sand,gravel and stones were set in place using AK gravel & sand fixer.
Overnight the base has fully dried and can now be painted. With the model in place you can see that the incline does set off the model nicely and conveys a sense of movement too.