The desire to venture deeper into the depths of uncharted territory continues unabated with yet more goodness from the very talented Mark Copplestone.
These 'little chaps' are from the Botocudo Indian Archers pack and were a delight to do once I had settled on a palette for the skin. In this case I ended up using a combination of Foundry and Vallejo Model Colour. So from shadow to highlight the skin was represented thus;
Foundry Musket Stock Brown (Light), Vallejo Red Leather and finally Foundry Conker Brown (Light)
Several Amazonian tribes are mentioned in 'The Lost City of Z' some feared to have cannibalistic tendencies, others proved to be helpful to Colonel Fawcett on his exhibitions, but all have a mysterious quality that I wanted to achieve with these miniatures. To that end they were given black, face paint blindfolds based on photographs that I had seen of actual Amazonian tribes.
It seemed only right and proper to have a go at stringing the bows. Paul, of 'Paul's Bods', manages to do this with 1/72 miniatures to great effect (A fabulous blog, that I would recommend to anyone), so surely I must be able to achieve the same with a 28mm figure... Oh my goodness! There was cotton thread and superglue everywhere, but in the end we managed to get a passable result.