Monday, 19 September 2016

Congo Cannibals and Characters

I finished basing and spearing the last of the figures for my Congo forest tribe this evening, apart from the basketwork shields which I will add after I've painted them separately. In a change of plan, I decided to add two units of cannibals using figures with some really cool plumed headgear and body scarring, rather than the single unit of five mask wearing figures that I originally planned to include. To compensate for the extra unit I also scaled back my archers to a single unit of six instead of two.

To complete the tribal line up I also have the chieftain, a witchdoctor, a healer, a talking drummer and two 'sacred warriors', the latter using two of the mask equipped figures left over from the abandoned cannibal plan. These are really nice figures and I'm looking forward to painting them up in suitably funky mystical colours. The whole forest tribe now stands at a not unmanageable forty five figures, which I'm hoping to tackle one or two units at a time, once I've decided how to go about it.


  1. Nice looking figures...!
    What are you thinking for base coat options...?

  2. I'm undecided between matt black, which I've used before as a base for black flesh, or Halfords Ultra Matt camouflage dark brown, followed by a wash of some sort?

  3. Superb! May I ask where the chaps with the plumage and body scars are from?

  4. They are some really nice figures Jim

  5. The plumage figures are from the Foundry DA range. I'm pretty sure they're still available?

    1. Thank you for that, I shall have to go and have a look.