This little scene from the film Zulu should get you in the mood...
"Zulus to the southwest... Thousands of 'em"
I recently offered to paint up a unit of Zulus for Michael Perry... Partly to help him get the thousands of 'em that he needs but mostly as an excuse to try out some more contrast paints to see how well they would work with African skin.
I have aimed for a nice rich brown tone...One that reflects the skin colour of The Zulu People but also one that looks good on 28mm miniatures.
The miniatures were first given an undercoat of The Army Painter Fur Brown...
Two coats of undiluted Contrast Guilliman Flesh... You could add more if you want but liked the way this looked.
The next stage was to block in the rest of the colours...
The shield front... Vallejo Model Colour... 981 Orange Brown.
The shield rear and necklace decoration... Citadel... Tallarn Sand.
The loin cloth and leopard skin head band... Citadel... Balor Brown.
The monkey tails... Citadel... Stormvermin Fur.
Necklace and waistband... Foundry... 9B Boneyard.
Spear staffs and clubs... Citadel... Rhinox Hide.
Plumes, leg and shield decoration... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
Hair and circlets... Citadel... Abaddon Black.
Everything is given a coat of Aly's Brown Liquid then - apart from the skin - re-highlighted with the original colours.
I based them up to fit in with the rest of Michael's collection using Citadel Texture Agrellan Badland and some static grass tufts...
|I am afraid that this picture is a bit out of focus... |
I only noticed it after I had given Michael the miniatures.
An enjoyable diversion which didn't really take that much time...
The paints are Wargames Foundry, Citadel and Vallejo...
The figures and bases are Perry Miniatures...
All the best... Aly.