This is a wonderful kit! For its small size, it sure has a lot of detail. I didn’t put a very heavy weather on it, but am very satisfied with it. For the base, I used various foilage used for train dioramas. I applied glue to the plastic base, and sprinkled the tan flakes all over, supplemented with green flakes, gray rocks, bushes and trees. I think it turned out very well. Now, if we can just get the folks over at Polar Lights to make the Munster’s House . . . . .!