The figure is well casted and little clean up was needed. I primed the figure after having assembled it, and the painting was straightforward. I used Vallejo Model Colors acrylic paint, and some oils and pigments for weathering it. I used paint mixes as shown by Calvin Tans book "Modelling Waffen SS figures".
The base I chose to place the figure on is the lid of a German detonator box found in the Kurland Kessel and I had a relic General Assault badge I also placed on the base. The soil is a mix of car body filler and sand from the old Kurland frontlines of ww2.
My friend was happy to get this figure and it now has a new home in his display cabinet.