Base coated the pillar on the base, and while I waited for that to dry, worked on the staff topper. In the process of base coating that, I realized that part of what I thought was the cloud of...I dunno, smoke?...around the top of the staff is actually more decoration on the staff itself. So, I went back and painted that gold. The gold is done. It did make me change my idea for the colors; instead of making the globe yellow and maybe glowing a bit, I'm going to make it blue like the gems.