http://www.michtoy.com. Very pleasant guys, equally rapid service. I've ordered several things from them in the last six months or so and have been highly satisified. MTSC did not have the trees in stock when I called in early December, but they ordered two boxes and had them at my front door in about two weeks. Best of all, MTSC has a huge range of 1/72 plastic figures in stock. Try them out if you haven't already done so.
Ah, spray basecoating. Why something that sounds so simple in theory should have presented me with such difficuties is anyone's guess! A few times in the late 80s, I tried spraying a base coat onto Late-Napoleonic Prussians one time and some French on another. In the first case, I used a can of Testor's mid-grey paint. Fairly good coverage after about four passes, but not entirely complete. In particular, if I recall correctly, the areas between arms and body as well as crevasses between backpacks and bodies, etc. did not get covered either. So, I still had to examine each figure later and make any necessary touch-ups with a brush full of grey paint.
Krylon black spraypaint was marginally better in coverage, but obscured detail on the figures. A particular problem when working with 15mm MiniFigs! This was actually my first experiment with spray basecoating in the Spring of 1984 as a 17 year old, long-haired, heavy metal rocker. I think Iron Maiden's Run to the Hills provided the soundtrack for that little basecoating experiment! Or maybe it was a song by the Scorpions?
Anyway, in the early 90s, I tried again. This time, I used a can of Armory white base coat. I made a point on following the directions on the can to the letter too since I fully remembered the disappointing results of the first two attempts. Yet again, results were not stellar. The same sorts of problems came up -- incomplete coverage on the figures in a number of areas that had to be touched up individually. So, back to the brush and white enamel paint for a basecoat! :-(
The moral of the story? Well, there are apparently lots of figure painters out there who regularly and happily use sprays for their base coats -- with good results. For me, it's just less frustrating and less time consuming in the end, to apply my base -- whatever it happens to be -- with a large brush. Sigh.