...so I've been working on my Freebootas - one of the weird things about this army was that it was easier for me to paint the bases separately (or at least it seemed that way initially). I solved the problem of keeping excess paint off the bases by priming the models without bases attached, painting their boots, then mounting them to the bases. However, I'm making pretty heavy use of washes for the troops, and I noticed on several models that I got a little too enthusiastic with the wash, and it dripped onto the bases after I set the model aside to dry. (The Citadel washes are pretty much impossible to get off once they dry). A silly little trick I came up with to prevent this:
...on the models pictured above I have just applied wash to the backpacks - I simply tore a small piece of paper towel and situated it under the area that was washed to catch any drips. Cheap insurance!