A couple of people left some nice, very complimentary comments on my Samurai post.
I tried moderating them using my shiny new whizzo tablet, and my fat finger hit 'delete' instead of 'publish' on the touch screen. There was no chance to undo. Oops.
So thank you.
And to answer the question, I can't remember what colour I used on the spear shafts. Some light woody brown and then the Army Painter Dip over top.