Priming is D.O.N. E.
First, a coat of rust red spray primer. Then, the messy part. An all over heavy wash of a 50/50 dark brown/black mix. The Apostles of Quetza ( or what I have built, that is) will be ready for the painting process in a few hours. There's artwork that needs doing, plus a few doctors appointments for me and the dog, but I have a long "weekend" (my weekends start on Sunday or Monday) so there should ...at least.. be some base coating and a spec model in the works by mid week.
And there is something angry creeping around my hobby room. More on that next time.