Last night I made a very good start on painting the Aztec grunts. I didn't complete them, but got very close. A couple of hours work tonight and they'll be finished. Here's a pic of how I left them:
I was also doing some work on the scatter mix I'll be applying to the bases. As the setting for my Frostgrave campaign will be an ancient city in a jungle, the scatter should look like detritus from all the vegetation - leaves, bits of wood etc. The easiest way I could see of doing this is to use some dried herbs, but as these are green when bought I was going to need to stain them brown to represnt decay. For a trial I split a small jar of mixed herbs between two cups, one with diluted burnt umber ink, the other with diluted dark brown craft paint.
After letting the herbs soak for a few hours, the mixes were (separately) strained through a tea strainer then spread over some tin foil and dried in the oven at a low temperature. I'll post some pics tonight to show how they've come out.