I didn't have a lot of time tonight, but I was able to start base coating Dagon's base. I got some primer on the coral and base coated the statues. I've decided in my head that they are made of basalt, so...black. This may be a mistake. Black is tricky under the best conditions. This is a lot of black.
Next I'll probably do the sand, then the coral, then come back and touch up and detail the statues last. I primed the coral after put on the black, and that taught me that in the process of painting the coral I'm going to get paint on the statues.