I painted up my first batch of zulu warriors. The models are produced by Empress Miniatures. I wouldn’t call them a unit yet. I just pulled the first 18 models that I assembled and started painting them up. It’s my first foray into painting African skin tones, and I didn’t want to mess up an assembly line of 36 models as I went. The mininatures are produced by Empress Miniatures. I based them on 20mm sheet metal bases and applied pumice gel to the bottom with a palette knife. I then primed the whole miniature with black gesso. [Note: for these models I would suggest attaching the weapons on first and then priming. I didn’t do that. It really didn’t affect the painting of them at all. However, I do suggest painting the shields separately, as they are very large and can block the brushwork on the zulu.]. After priming I block painted the miniature with various paints ranging from GW foundation paint to craft paint. I then gave it a very dark brown wash. For the skin tones, I only added one highlight of brown and a few other areas received some drybrushing. The whole batch took less than a week to put together (I paint for a few hours a day quite late at night). I’m pleased with the results, but I think the skin tones could use a bit of tweaking.