Thank you! I went back and tried to lighten up the wood a bit, but I'm not sure this picture reflects it. I should get some kind of light box or something. I also added some blood splatter on the cruel spikes, to show how wounding a hazard it is. Sharp and rusty, very unpleasant.
I've also been painting more on the column, though it's not done yet.
I think my plan will be to have two columns, one wounding and one normal, and three fences, one wounding and two normal. That seems like it should be enough to fill up an arena plenty.
The idea with the base sand is to have it in the same white-grey colour as the sand in those arena mats that I saw that zreef's crew played on in those birthday photos. I love those mats, and really need to get one. The sand looks so white that to me it looks like a snow base, but hey, it works sorta.