28mm Rhodesian SAS

Bill of Under Fire Miniatures asked me to paint up some of his recent 28mm Bush War RhSAS for him.


I cleaned up the figures and got crking. Painting using my usual technique went OK until I completly over did the highlights and made the figures look far too white and chalky. I was on the verge of stripping them when I remembered that I’d bought a new green wash from Army Painter. I bathed it on and let it dry overnight. Fortunately it did the trick… so much so that I’m really plesed with how this quartet look.


They have been painted in plain green fatigures to represent the sort worn on external operations into Mozambique.


I left the base unfinished as per Bill’s request.

You can by the figures here .






28 comments on “28mm Rhodesian SAS

  1. Azazel says:

    Nice work here, they look the part!

  2. It’s funny how something we didn’t want to do leads to a solution we prefer. Look good mate.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks. I’m glad that it saved the job- I must try it out as a technique on purpose next time.



      • Faust says:

        Yep, I was just going to ask that. It’s a trick I’ll sometimes use. I’m not a fan of the stark highlights in GW tutorials, so I’ll either go with a far lighter shade and/or do the wash after the highlights. I also was touching up a mini last night that was too bright, and just threw a wash on him. Will see if that worked when I get home tonight! 😉

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Hope it does. It is technique that I’m going to have to try purposefully to see how I get on.



  3. redcaer1690 says:

    Excellent work! Some serious looking warriors! Technique really works. Washes have saved me so much time!

  4. Juergen Olk says:

    Lovely work,twhey are nice figures,I;ll post on Modern African Bushwars Facebook page.

  5. They’ve come out well, I like them! Camouflaged SLR/FN looks good!

  6. Looking good mate. I love my washes

  7. I like these a lot Pete. What was the name of the wash? Clearly it worked well.

  8. Great work Pete. I cant wait to get my batch of RhSAS ambush figures.

  9. Pete I am looking into commissioning Gook weapons in the feature 75mm RCL, 60mm mortar, 81mm mortar and HMG on wheeled trail. Also for RhSAS 80mm mortar, 20mm cannon, Klepper canoes. Should be interesting.

  10. Faust says:

    Nice looking camo and weapons on these guys!

  11. Pete those are looking good.

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