I finished up 4 foot artillery bases. they went surprisingly quick considering all the little gaps and spaces. I assembled the cannon and glued it to the base, primed it, painted it, then used pumice just around the cannon. I left as much room as possible for gluing down the crew. I painted the crews on sticks first, them glued them to the bases, then pumiced the rest of the base. I think it would have been much harder to pumice the base with everything glued at once.