Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dixon's Kuroda Nagamasa - WIP +1

This was a fairly simple paint job; still waiting for the OG horse to arrive which will be his mount.
This is one of those figures that you could say looks better in-person than in a photo. Okay, the Dixon Samurai range is justly known for its so-called "pumpkin heads." I even went so far to call them "gnome-like" in appearance on a TMP post a long time ago.
However, that all said and done, I am happy with this figure (no doubt getting it free adds to the charm). He will be fine leading some OG Ashigaru and Perry Samurai in the near future.

I had hoped to capture the dour look of Nagamasa as portrayed in this painting, but I think the helmet cords obscured the face a bit.

10 comments:

  1. This is a pretty cool figure, the head looks OK to me, the chin strap probably helped, he will look great mounted.

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  2. Thanks, Dan. Dixon Samurai have an appeal unto themselves, for sure. I recall seeing a website with a bunch of their painted figures (can't recall which site) which really impressed me. It will be interesting to see how the few Dixon I have will compare on the table to Perrys (once I get some). Warm Regards, Dean

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  3. Nice work Dean. I actually like the Dixon samurai range as they have those lovely faces and nothwithstanding the detail.

    Good work once again on this fine chap.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  4. Great Paintings and so Realistic!

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  5. Looks very nice. Samurai are always fun to view.

    Christopher

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  6. Well done. Excellent painting.

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  7. Excellent work, as usual. As for the dour look of the figure in the painting, I'd have one to if I had to wear a snow shovel for a helmet.

    I'm not a real fan of the Dixon lines, but your figure does look superb.

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  8. Thanks everyone for the positive comments on the Dixon figure.

    Miles: I had read that Sengoku period armor was very functional - possibly the helmet was used to clear a path for the warlord in heavy snow ;)! Dean

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  9. Nice work Dean. You've done the original justice I think.
    He does look a proper old misery guts though doesn't he, life and soul of the party I'd say.

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