Having finished the horses (woopee!!!) I took a little time this afternoon to show the Chumbondas some love. First up, they each got a heavy dry-brush with 1 of 6 colours, jumping forward 1 place on each strip:
I'd forgotten that one of the colours I picked for this step (Vallejo MC 978 "Dark Yellow") has a greenish tinge when it dries. OK, a bit more than a tinge. The last time I'd seen that effect was on one of our golden retrievers following a soak in a canal following having rolled in fresh cow poo (she slept outside that night!!).
I don't think it will look too bad when the figures are completed though - the wash stages and second drybrush should tone it down.
I then applied initial washes, again 1 of 6 colours, but this time jumping back one figure on each strip. With the 6 different basecoats, this has given me 36 different combinations of colours (ie, no 2 figures the same).
If you look closely, you'll see that these guys have very bushy beards. The illegitimate offspring of Chewie and a member of ZZ Top?
For the next stage they will all get a light drybrush of Iraqi Sand 819, but I want to let the washes dry completely first.
I've also decided on the colour scheme for weapons and equipment:
Hunting Horn - German Camo Medium Brown 826
Straps - Middle Stone 882
Bags/Pouches - USA Olive Drab 889
Weapon Body - Dark Grey 994
Weapon Detailing - Hull Red 985
Weapon Barrels - Gunmetal Blue 800
Pauldrons - Hull Red 985