I am finished with this Mosque. The doors could be picked out, but in reality the Mosque doors are super detailed and a mess of colors. It would never look good at this scale. So they are, what they are.......
Three Pump Jacks. The orange idea came from the Russian jacks that were of the news last Sunday. There are 6 more to go. All will get the same look.
I have one main project, 20mm Sudan. There is a cubic butt ton of minis to paint. Yet at different stages I am stuck waiting for stuff to dry. The wall plaster on bases, polyurethane dip, washes, and so on. My side project is 6mm Desert terrain. Same issues.
Perfect example of a day bouncing between projects as things dry.
Ansar dudes getting bases level and flocked. The Ansar without the wall plaster, leveling out the miniatures stand to the sand floor, is missing it's flag dude. So it waits on flaggy McNoShow.
Buildings started and finishing touches. I needed to paint the churches together. In the hope they would come out the same.
All of these items need to get finished. My space is limited and dudes are on blocks ready to go.
I am swopping between the wet palette for details and the bottom of a base for dry brushing/washes/white glue.
I MoFo-ing hated these brushes. I won them as prize support many years ago. Never ever liked them. With that some how my years of hate has made this one turn into my favorite for building and base edging.
Whatever, we all know they are Dervishes. Even if the Mahdi forbade the term Dervish, those that win, write the history. But I will use "Ansar" to confuse everyone.
Ansar/Dervish term/name includes just about every tribe or tribal type group that fought for the Mahdi. Jaidia, Hademdowah, Taaishi, Jihadiyya, Beja, Hadendowa, Baggara, Mulazimiyya, Amarar, Shukuria, Hallenga, Hamran, Beni-Amer, Bisharin
Today I have a general mix of the dudes on blocks. It was not until half way through painting them, I thought about having the tribal groups represented. So I started to break them into stylized groups.
The dudes on blocks will give me the first set of Taaishi warriors, 3 bases of 8 each. The rest will be the first to represent their group. I need to carefully select minis to finish bases next go around
The Taaishi will be primarily rhino shield (never was really rhino skin) and the fuzzy fuzzy hair.
The Baggara will be cavalry with INF in the mop hair style
The Mulazimiyya will have the red head wrap and dervish squares. (red&blue)
The Beja will be in the tan man dresses
The Hademdowah white head wrap and dervish squares
The Jihadiyya head wrap, dervish squares, armed with rifles.
Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 643 more to go.
Low ammo markers. They will pull double duty, in RF&F.
Here I have change from squares to circles. These circle dudes I picked up at AdeptiCon. Way easier to mass produce, no green stuff, and cost about 5 cents less. Yep a whole 5 cents, for a total Sudan project savings of a whopping 85 cents.
Dead dudes are HAT, Waterloo, Newline Design. Damaged guns are Old Glory