Replacement parts for the air brush made it in finally got things rebase painted on the riptides.
With the main coat applied again, I finally mounted the models to the bases. The parts being magnitized make painting them with air brush for other details much easier.
I will put plastic wrap over the finished based when doing other air brush affects on the legs and torso.
I added a sunken top layer of clay, pva glue and sand pressing the model with mounting pin/ super glue into the mixture. This will give a weighted feel to the ripetides. As they are a heavy mech they would dig into the ground.
Other parts have been completed to paint of having main base coat on them. I will begin adding other two main scheme colors once sand drys and is painted up matching the base.