I am always wary of paying too much for a single figure and therefore paying £7.00 (at the time) for an assassin seemed a little too much (especially as it is a rather dimunitive model). Therefore I have decided to use a Catachan Sniper (which was only £2.00 at that time via Mail Order).
I have not had the best results when painting this model, but more pleased with it than I was.
I flocked the base with Games Workshop Modelling Sand, before giving the base a cost of Bestial Brown.
I am not totally happy with this model, and I may re-paint, or get a new assassin and try again. I quite like the Tallarn snipers from Forge World.
See the full workbench feature on the assassin.