Having finished off the elephants' bodies and the ropes I could then mount them on bases which makes them easier to handle. I used cut down Renedra plastic bases. These are 5x5 centimetres, which is twice the size of a base I use for mounted figures. The undercoat for the armoured tusk tips and the white undercoat for the transfers on the cloth is done now too.
Now I can add some plastic filler to the surface of the bases some sand and a few stones to the base. The black ends to the elephants' tails have been done now too.