Posted below are some ESCI/ERTL 1:72 Arabs I worked up last year. Or to be more exact these are Pashtu’s, Dervishes, Mahdists, a possible Sikh and a couple of Tuareg’s and some non-specific Arabs (spot the Airfix figure). This set had quite a mix of ethnic costumes depicted but were lumped under the general title of Arabs. This of course is, in my opinion, a great injustice. I would like to see a new set each of 1:72 scale Riffian/Berber warriors, Tuaregs, Moroccan/Algerian Bedouins, and some more general purpose North African Arabs. Plastic Soldier Review has a wonderful gallery of this set.
My paint job is not the best since I didn’t give these a dark wash with the floor wax and paint mix. Many also have the odd-shaped base I made out of Sculpty–like the Legionnaires I painted below. But for cannot fodder they will do. I’m working on some converted Red Hat Afgans that I turned into some Berber’s with a bit of Green Stuff. I’ll hope to have those up in a couple of days.