I love the texture of the background, and you blended the paints just right. Think you could give us a run down on how you did it? Nothing extensive, just a little blurb. Very cool diorama, tykrazen!
Sure, it was pretty simple actually. I hacked away at the styrofoam with a metal ruler to "carve" it. I used Citadel's Bleached Bone as a base coat. After the base coat dried, I filled a spray bottle with Apple Barrel Cardinal Red and lots of water. I sprayed the water/ paint mixture liberally all over. The trick with this layer is for the application to be very inconsistent and random. When that dried, I used a 1 1/2 " trim brush (like you would use to paint your house) and dry-brushed Apple Barrel Burnt Sienna. What's critical on this layer is to paint darker in the areas you don't want the viewer's eye to focus and lighter where you do. Since the Starfighter cockpit, the damage, and Obi-Wan form the triangle where I wanted the focus, the wall behind and the ground surrounding that area receieved significantly less brown paint than the rest of the scenery.
If you want to see WIP pics of the piece, it's in the background of many of my Clone Command Center WIP pictures as the two were worked on concurrently.