First the base. Mr. Justin from Secret Weapon Miniatures donated a Desert Base to me, which looked very nice, but a bit simple for such an important model. I went two directions at once. I wanted to use the flyer stand from Dragon Forge Designs and Jeff promptly sent me one, free of charge. I then drilled a round hole in the base and created an old oil refinery type scene, building something around the hole as well for sturdier standing. Here is that base, most of the piping is from Robogear's oil refinery set. Ancient stuff, but very useful.
Here's the plane standing up:
I am really disgruntled with the flyer stand from GW and am very happy with the Dragon Forge one. It also comes with a round attachment that you glue to the bottom of your model. If you buy the whole set from Dragon Forge, incl the base, it come predrilled. I also used this set on the Bishkek 2nd Valkyrie.
Then onto the Death Company striping:
I also spent some time on the cockpit and pilots AND I got the guns done. There is still a TON of work and don't expect it to be done for at least another two weeks...