My plan for their bases is that they will look like they are walking through a rusted out space hulk with debris strewn everywhere. I've used a bunch of plastic bits from a 1/35 scale weapons sprue from Tamya's WWII line.
I was careful not to leave a lot of recognizable bits so I used mostly the pieces of tripods and other less recognizable parts.
Vinnie got a big ammo box on the edge of his base with random bits of loot sticking out.
After I finished their bases I primed them with Duplicolor black primer.
Now it's Dinner time but I hope to return to these guys before the night is out and start painting them. My space pirate army will be painted more loosely than a lot of my more recent paintjobs. I'm hopeing to use this army to try and establish a style that will enable me to paint troops up faster than my current style does without sacraficing too much quality. The characters in this army will however still get nicer paint jobs than the rank and file.