Here is an example of what can be done with a Wargames Factory 28mm plastic Zulu. I wanted an Induna for one of the regiments that I am painting and decided to do a little bit of extra work on one figure to make it special. Using a pyrogravure hot needle tool I added to and textured the feathers of the headdress - a feathered head comes on the sprue. I then used some Green Stuff to add the body apparel and a metal bracelet like those worn by important Zulus. The Martini Henry is one of the rifles that comes on the Zulu sprue. It wasn't hard to do and I think that the end result is a figure which does the job nicely. I used Vallejo paints, except for the bronze bracelet which was Lumiere Acrylic, and the black base which is Citadel black.