Each stick gets a coat of Vallejo black primer.
And then a spray with VMA24 Khaki Brown.
Arn't there somethings about this hobby an absolute drag? I have 2 sets of tedium, and at the moment this one is top of the list. Putting plaster on bases. I know some who don't bother, and my wife wonders why I do, but I like the end result.
The other is painting black boots and tank tracks, in fact anything requiring a slap of black paint is also a drag.