Ryan Davies is a member of the Crossfire Yahoo Group, and he recently put together a document detailing his techniques for painting and basing his 1/72nd scale figures – as a way to give something back to the wargaming internet community which he believes has helped him a lot over the years with his wargaming efforts. Ryan details how to cut bases from brass with a jewellers saw, his technique for labelling & indentifying his bases, and storing them.
Ryan then moves onto painting, especially soft plastic figures, covering how to paint, shade and seal them. He covers the merits of just brands of commonly available model paint, and the moves on to the actual techniques for basing the figures.
Ryan concludes his tips and techniques with sealing and detailing the bases. Ryan has a degree in fine art and is a smashingly good wargames painter, you can see this in some of the photos of his figures in his guide, which are quite stunning.
You can download Ryan’s guide here from Wargaming.info: Ryan’s Basing & Painting Techniques.
Note the download is an approximately 3.1MB PDF.