Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kwak Chae-U - Choson Korean Army General

Another Perry figure for the Choson Korean Army General command stand. This is Kwak Chae-U, a commoner who raised a milita to fight against the invading Japanese during the Imjin War. He actually won the first land action against the invaders at the Battle of Uiryeong. Choson King Soenjo granted him the rank of general for this.
This is another one of the one-piece (rider and horse) castings from the range. I normally prefer separate figures, but this sculpt took to basic painting and Minwax staining well enough. Kwak was noted as wearing red robes and riding a white horse. There is even a movie made about him - which I would like to watch - "The General in Red Robes."
Here he is mounted on a command stand along with General Kwon Yul and their faithful Jindo dog, Changun.
The Kwak figure was the last of the necessary figures for the Imjin War project - still to be gamed.

16 comments:

  1. Another masterpiece Dean! Your work is exceptional.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. Love your work.

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  3. Splendid work with this vignette Dean, you did a great job!

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  4. Its al wars a pleasure to see choson koreans!

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  5. Great paint Dean , i love it !
    Greetings .

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  6. Outstanding piece! My eye is immediately drawn to the folds in the robe.

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  7. Thank you all for the nice comments! Just a lone figure, but he was a fun and quick project - so happy to hear you like him. Best, Dean

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  8. Yet another great command piece for your collection Dean!

    Christopher

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  9. A wonderful trio! Can't wait to see them in an AAR.

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  10. Superb paintjob mate it looks great.

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  11. Beautiful work Dean, very impressive indeed.

    Jason

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  12. Great work, thought not I hat I expected him to wear... at first glance at my blog roll feed, I thought this was an odd looking cowboy!

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  13. Thanks for the great comments, everyone!

    @ Scott - LOL! Now that you mention it - that hat would make him appear so in the icon.

    Best, Dean

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