We might need a bit of a spoiler alert here! Regular visitors to '28mm Victorian Warfare' will no doubt be aware of my self indulgent habit of seeking out and painting miniatures that, in some way, have a connection to one's most recently finished literary companion. So with Robert Edric's, 'The Book of the Heathen' safely back on the bookshelf the search was on for something to represent the story. If truth be told, I had been looking for an excuse to purchase some of these wonderful 'Hollywood' style Cannibals from 'North Star Military Figures' for some time.
This post is made up of two packs, the 'Jungle Cannibals in Ritual Masks' and the 'Cannibal King'. Both packs contain wonderfully sculpted and detailed miniatures, that really were incredibly good fun to paint up. How accurately they depict the tribes of the Congo in the 19th century is open for debate, but they certain work for any sort of campaigning game sent in this era. Tempted as I was to really go to town with the masks, in the end I went with a much more organic palette once again hoping to tie the miniatures together with the touches of red.
Things were not looking good for our heroine...
A huge distraction, but sometimes that is exactly what is needed to keep the enthusiasm going! More Boxer Rebellion on the work bench and the possibility of something to celebrate ‘All Hallows’ Eve’, if I get a wiggle on.