So yeah - I done gone and finished basing Ruby and Ferris, put Ruby's helmet on, and now they're done and good for quarantine display - whatever that is.
Not much to report, although this is the first time I've used my matte
varnish - Testors Dullcote for those of you playing at home, and I'm
pretty happy with it! Rather cynically (for reasons mentioned in the
linked post) these guys were my first try-out on the spray, and as the
result is no overt shininess or yellowed finish, I'm sold. Legions of
lovingly-painted miniatures will soon be ready for their close-up!