very interesting ideas on the standard like the bases as well they alone can cost quite abit through a shop-moneybox
I did the same for all of my Zulu's thus far.. and Im very happy with the finished look.
In the 'rare' case when the plastic base did not cover the entire center of the washer, i just crumpled a very small piece of paper into the hole, a drop of glue to keep it in place and to help me press it down more. Viola! Base coat, flock, seal.. done.
MY real problem is that I want to use 25 mm square bases for my Colonial British, WGF 'stops' with 20 mm square. So Im looking at Litko for the 'possible' answer. The other challenge; matching the proper base thickness to equal the over all height of the washer based Zulus.
Right now Im thinking... 0.8mm plywood, and adding the 'flex steel' to the bottom of each. This will both reinforce the thin plywood and work with my 'magnetic sheet' I use in my storage & transport boxes.
But you are so right Moneybox, depending on "who" you buy from and "what" your looking for and of course how many your going to need, it can become very costly.