The post title says it all really. Stripped them all off of there chunky mismatched thickness bases and went back to basics with them all with a simple coating of putty roughed up and give a few dry brushes of different shades of grey. I think they are far easier on the eyes now.
I've got the Dwarf Fighters Snorri Stonefist and Tharzon Hammerfist are both stripped and and ready for painting as well as a few other characters a female Gnome fighter and Gnome mage/thief and finally a Half Orc Assassin.
Human Cleric, Fighter and Ranger
The Halfling Thief and Fighter