I tried the plastic alphabets this evening, and it's a real pain to do them properly. First, the 2mm letters are so tiny that if it gets away even slightly from your hobby surface, and they will. They are never to be found again. Then applying with superglue. With little glue they attach instantly, no going back and correcting. With some more glue they wont stop floating and fixing them is equally hard as pinning down on the first try with less glue.
Anyway I think the bases will come out Ok, once I've painted and varnished them.
Here is the preview
Unfortunately, my camera had no battery left, and I could not find the charger, so taken with my camera in the iPhone. There will be better photos once I've done some more painting and basing.