$20 later the figure was on its way to me, and I had to figure out what to do to get it painted before my Brother-in-law's birthday. I had thought that it might be nice to have a larger base surrounding the figure base, and dispatched my wife to look for some sort of display box at a craft store. She came up trumps with an over sized mirrored baseball display box which was approximately a four inch cube (do cricket balls get collected in the same manner as baseballs?).
I painted the figure and the display over a week, spending around eight hours altogether, which was slightly rushed. Concurrently I was also reading the book (very good!) and reading about Airborne uniforms for painting purposes.
Here then is the result, shot outside on an unusually cloudy summer day, just before being packed up for gifting.