When deciding on how to base ships for the Elli project, I did some searching on various gaming sites, looking for a clear acrylic option. One suggestion was Warbases. Alas, while they offered clear bases, and even etching for ship names, they did not have a size of base that would be suitable for the larger ships. I decided to send them an email to see if they had any options for this issue, as their pricing was so incredibly reasonable. To be great pleasure I received a timely and favorable response - indeed they could create a larger base that would accommodate the larger ships and they could move the etching of the ship names along the long edge. Warbases worked with me to design a larger base, and so I was able to take care of that issue!
The next issue for basing will be painting and gluing the ships to the bases without creating any fogging. I typically mount ships on sheet styrene and prime everything at one time, which obviously defeats the purpose of using clear etched bases.