The screening would give the material I was using a secure foothold. Using a spatula and damp brush I then applied the pebbly ground cover.
To prevent the base from warping I clamped it tightly while it dried.
After adding Super Sculpey clay to the legs and torso I carefully removed the armature and baked the polymer clay.
Now that the Super Sculpey has hardened I'll have Kong in a fixed position. The next step will be deciding how to pose his arms as he battles the Pteranodon.