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Monday, February 20, 2017

painting: trouble with Tuaregs

24 point field force of Tuareg roll of the paint table to opposite the march of the legion
My washed out French foreign legion need some opponents.  The legion got around in the 19th century fighting in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. In the end I opted to go for the traditional Arabic opponents. After a little research I opted to paint up some Tuareg adversaries.

Irregular cavalry and infantry

Visually the Tuareg have a strong identity. They are referred to as the blue people due to preference for indigo blue dye clothes which sometimes can stain their skin.

Trendy tuaregs on tour
Painting wise I wanted to play with the washes a bit more with the legionnaires it was a plain white uniform with different shades of wash. The Tuaregs were a bit more adventurous. The force was split into groups and each group was primed a different shade of blue.  The groups were then split again and each was given a different shade of blue wash.  Afterwards the skin and equipment was painted in block colors. The results was a band of irregular warriors with a uniform theme. Overall I like the scheme. I plan to do up another Arabic field force some in the future in more traditional style.

Tribal warriors
More cavalry

That is all for now thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Frank O'Donnell said...

They look good mate, I'll probably be doing some in 28mm myself at some point so it's good to know how to go about it.

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