HAIR“The most distinctive feature of Ila warriors was the extraordinary hair cone or “isusu”…”Matt Black mixed with a small amount of Uniform Grey, and then Matt Black mixed with more Uniform Grey, and lastly Matt Black mixed with even more Uniform Grey.The black feather was also painted in this colour combination. VARNISHMake sure all the paint on the model is thoroughly dry before commencing varnishing.
GlossThe models were then given a coat of Humbrol polyurethane gloss varnish and set aside for 24 hours to dry completely. Be careful not to let the varnish pool, especially under the kilts and between the spears. You don’t need a very thick coat of varnish. MattThen they were given two coats of Anti-Shine Matt Varnish. Be even more careful when painting on the matt varnish. When applying the matt, brush it out well from any nooks and crannies where it is likely to collect and pool. BASINGNow normally I would base up the models to finish them off, but firstly I have gone on long enough and more importantly that is going to be another article later!