I went a bit mad tonight and finished the commoners…
This is them all finished. Batch painting worked an absolute treat with these guys, they are so simple a design and I don’t mean this as a negative, it simply means they were a doddle to paint.
It was a simple case of Contrast Skeleton Horde over the white undercoat.
Blood angels red was used for the loin cloth and cockade for the feathers. Leander yellow for the feathers and snakebite leather for the wood on the weapon (I am too tired to remember how to spell the actual name) and sling. Abbadon Black did the hair and obsidian and Army Painter Wolf grey the shield rim. I added Bassilicum grey to the shield front which was different to the last lot…
But you know what, I don’t care 😉 Aztec shields were part of the tribute culture, so one lot came from somewhere else.
The back of the shield was done in Army Painter Oak Brown.
So that was the easy ones over with, I now have a week to do the rest…
The extremely complicated ones. I am going to do a mix of plain and decorated Tlahuiztli suits. Some or all of the jaguar warriors will be in spots (I must be bloody mad) the eagle warriors are probably going to be coloured as a brown suits may look a bit boring ( back to Mendoza et al to have a look). The guy in black is going to have the starry sky Tlahuiztli and shield… basically black with white dots.
Twenty one figures in seven days… so three a night, as there are three on each base then it is a base a night.
I have had a quick search and the few images I can find of the Eagle warriors is a brown suit. I will just have to go mad with the back banner and shield 😁.
As a total aside… The nice people at Tin Soldier came back with the contents in the army pack… question is do I go early or late… something to ponder.