Just a short WIP update because you comments were so encouraging. My work with the camp scene is going well and I managed to paint the figures during the past days. This evening I glued them onto a suitable base and used acrylic paste to coat some gaps at the figures' baseplates:
Alltogether I'm satisfied with the intermediary result. No top-notch paintjob though but it will make a nice vignette I hope. Anyway I'm confident to finish them just in time for Curt's first bonus challenge.