A quick post for fellow Blogger Harry, check out his work here if you haven't already seen it http://fisharry.blogspot.com.au/
I base my figures on either old credit cards or tongue depressors, using standard gap filler. The rule set I use has x2 figures on a base representing about 30 men, a single figure on a base about 10 men
Then a drop of super glue is added.
Finished. You get hundreds of stands based from a tube of gap filler, which is workable and washes out in water. As me old mate Foster would say... "model on Harry".