I'm in the middle of painting up my biker captain and a mail order came in with a new base I was going to use for Pedro Kantor. Problem was he was overwhelmed by the size of the base. I broke the biker captain off of his boring base and affixed him to this one and it's far more fitting of an HQ. I think I'm going to try and paint the pillar in marble to match a few tutorials I've seen so I hope it works. The bike is magnetized to the base so I can remove it for painting (and probably storage).
This tutorial looks really good http://hot-lead.org/advance/texturing_marble.htm
but so does this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Za269Bf8w&feature=relmfu