I have not decided on base sizes or the material to use. The sizes used by others who collect these figures is 40 by 30mm for 6 figures. This gets a bit more complex for single figures on 13.3mm and 26.6 for 2 figures. My inclination is to use Imperial measurements as this is seems right for figures of the early 70s that cost a shilling at the time if you bought 100 figures. So I am thinking 1.5 inches instead of 40mm and cavalry on 1.25 instead of 30mm for 2 figures.
For basing in the early 70s I would have used beer mats. Its been a long time since I last saw a beer mat in a pub so I think I will use Daler Art Board and cut to size
The figures are painted as 37 Infantry Regiment - Weidenfeld with poppy red facings and yellow buttons. I used a gold gel to apply the buttons. I got this from Paperchase from their own brand. They also do silver and white. I left the figures 24 hours after using the gel pen before varnishing.
Next up I am going to paint some Cavalry. I have bought some French Elite Hussars with swords (FN 315) from John Cunnigham who offers a small selection of recast Hinton Hunt figures. I will paint these in groups of 6 for cavalry and 12 for infantry.