Since the early part of this century when I started buying the Derivan Minis Paints - which are sadly no longer in production - I have been using their 'Dark Flesh' for the Sub Saharan African armies I have built up. Dark Flesh is a deep brown and has suited my African armies quite well.
So Abbysinian and Horn of Africa (both sublists) West Sudanese Christian Nubian Blemmye,Nobades and Beja (b and c sublists)
All use this tint.
For my Nubians I mixed the briefest hint of black to darken it further and make them look more like the Egyptian depictions we all know and love.
I was lucky enough to get a few additional bottles of some of the Derivan set when one of the art stores in Canberra shut down and then nabbed a few more when Mick's Metal Models sold off the last of his old stock of the paints.
I still have one last backup of Dark Flesh and only a couple of armies that might need it
After that I'll have to move onto online tutorials and mix up the colours.
Because it has my troops all over it. THAT makes it MINE!!!!
Thanks for the link. The only problem with them is they use paints I don't have and would need to spend a fortune buying!
I think they're old Hinchliffe, so 25mm but useable with 'large' 20s as well.
Those might be the Cliff Sanderson range of Zulu figures offered by Hinchliffe Models CS15 Zulu, with shield and assegai CS16 Zulu, brandishing Martini Henry CS17 Zulu, lying dead CS18 Zulu, thrusting with assegai CS19 Zulu, wounded, in prone position CS20 Zulu, running
Keeping it simple: Base coat, very dark brown highlight, mid-brown Mixing mid-brown with a bit of grey works well.