Trying out something new. I've only actually based a couple of my doctor who minis, and I've ordered a bunch more for some classic cyberman and yeti scenarios with unit, etc. I've decided that my Doctor Who collection will use Clear Bases - something that I think is pretty neat.
Because Dr Who scenarios take place all over the place - city streets, space station interiors, desert wastelands, British farming fields, etc, I didn't like the fact that if I flock and decorate the bases of my figures, then they will only blend in with some types of boards. For example, if I put dirt and grass on the figure bases, it looks odd when walking down metal grated space station corridors.
So for Doctor Who, I am going to do my whole collection in Clear plastic bases, which I found a guy selling good ones on Ebay! Here's my first test: a civilian man with a briefcase. He is a metal mini that was sculpted with a metal base as part of the figure. I sawed off everything beneath his feet with a big craft knife, and then superglued his feet to the middle of the clear plastic base (after painting him - don't want to get any paint or wash stains on the base!) and now I have a guy whose base fits in with any type of scenario!
It is a trade off though, because it isn't flocked, it's reflective clear plastic, but I've decided I really like it anyhow :)
In the snow!
In a military installation!
On a grassy, rocky hill!
In the hand of a giant!