Thanks chaps, I've now almost finished the zulu warrior after stripping back and re-painting as I was not happy with the effects. possibly one more highlight needs adding to selective areas but I'm happy with him so I can now start work on the dio base.
The Zulu is now all done bar adding some dust and the metal portion of the spear. I've also made up the base using an old metal picture frame, foam board & a dense foam core. Just working out rocks at the moment to determine the position of each figure.
Base groundwork has been tackled today which includes the stone my friend brought back from the area suitably smashed up with a hammer. Once this is dry and fixed I will adjust the final figure placements and then get on with painting it all.