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Portuguese Colonial War
Animal Blinds: Ghosts in the African Darkness
Posted 17 Jul 2010 at 07:41
For the Portuguese Colonial War - set in Africa - I used Wild Animals as my Blinds. Lion, Tiger, Giraffe, Rhino, Croc, African Cow, Hippo, Ostrich, Antelope, Warthog, Hyena and Ape on a tree. This is also a nod to the movie "Ghosts in the Darkness" where some supposedly supernatural lions kills a whole bunch of people in southern Africa.
The figures are from the Irregular Miniatures 15mm Fantasy Range. I think they are quite nice.
I describe how I paint my Ghosts / Blinds in the modelling section. The Ghosts are meant to "suggest" something rather than "be" something so I don't bother painting them realistically and paint them a generic green instead. Turns out to be quite a good bronze statue effect - my wife now wants a set for the mantle piece.
Giraffe next to a 15mm man for scale
Chimp in a tree