Sunday, June 21, 2020

Return to Zikanga.... African Militia Men.

Another good day on the brushes and last of the insurgents from Spectre's Kickstarter going back several years now. They had been under coated and been sitting on the to do table for months.



The Spectre sculpts are great, full of character and dressed in an assortment of clothing including the occasional cross dresser which came to prominence in Liberia as the National Patriotic Front pushed on Monrovia in the 1990's.
Charles Taylor's force's believed that the wedding dresses, wigs and commencement gowns together with 'Voodoo' regalia which would protect them from being killed.
This squad is armed with a mixture of AK's and RPG's the barrels are a little fragile so be careful.


The chap in the wedding dress I am sure was modelled on one of the characters from the film Johnny Mad Dog, a 2008 film about child soldiers in an unnamed African country, but all to common in a number of West and Central African conflicts.



Another project complete albeit several years in play or so I thought......
I unpacked the trays to put the reinforcements away and found a few more stay behinds that will need finishing... Darn I really thought I had them all done... These will definitely have to wait until the Infamy Infamy project is underway.


120 African militia might be a few too many for the Visitors to handle next time there is a trip to Zikanga.

7 comments:

  1. The visual look of Johnny Mad Dog is great, although the subject matter rather harrowing. These figures certainly capture some of that look:)

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    1. Very true Steve, a touchy subject to game "realistically" - It has to be more game than simulation.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Looking good.....finishing just means a new project though đź‘Ť

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    1. It does Matt.
      Torn between the need to finish stuff vs the draw of new rules and new figures :-)
      Cheers
      Stu

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  3. Superb! These are great Stuart and always good to keep something aside for a rainy day.

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  4. Lovely work on these African militia Stu

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