Friday, January 28, 2022

Sahel Conflicts: Street Market and Modern African Civilians for Mali

While I already built a first round of shops, I wanted the shopping district to feel a bit more bustling and chaotic, as is seen in these pictures from Bamako's street markets. As such, I picked up some street vendors and civilians from Eureka to compliment previous market elements I had from Ainsty and Fogou.  For all the figures and cloth patterns, I tried as much as possible to use photos of actual people as references.  The umbrellas did not come with the market sets, but were O-Scale items ordered off of eBay from China and repainted.

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

Fabric Trader
 
28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

Jewelry and Cellphone Merchant 

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

Food Vendors

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

Civilians/Shoppers. 

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

28mm Modern African Market and Civilian Miniatures from Eureka Painted for Mali and the Sahel

The figures were really well sculpted and cast, and I think they really add a bit of life to the tabletop.  Eureka has another set of 8 African civilians, so depending how much storage space I end of having for this project after painting the rest of my Christmas purchases, we might see more shoppers in the future. 

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