Well, I didn't do much painting this weekend but I did spend some time building the base for the dwarf pirate. I used balsa wood to create a section of a pirate ship. Thanks to some helpful internet searches, I think I creating something reasonably close to what a section of a real ship should look like. I plan to add more details like ropes before I'm done. I intentionally angled the deck as a ship would be constantly rocking from the waves and the angle makes a more interesting scene anyway. Also, now that I have the ground where the dwarf will be standing, I was able to add his sword (so I could make sure it and his feet would all rest on the base).