Saturday, February 8, 2014

Samurai Banners - Ready for Basing

So, after meeting my gaming buddy (read gaming enabler), Pat L. (aka Socal Warhammer) at our FLGS, The Game Matrix, I was able to finish up these banner men to complete the command stands of a Samurai army. I should mention that one of the things Pat so kindly gave me was a copy of DBA 2.2 by WADBAG. That is all I can say for now - but something along those lines will follow in the near future. Anyway, back to these Perry figures:
They were fairly easy to paint up - the trickiest part (for me anyway) is painting the lacing on the kasazuri - the plates hanging below the do (cuirass). The lacing is hard to make out - possibly due to the Perry's keeping things to scale. I'd rather they sculpt them larger (or higher) than scale to ease painting. A minor complaint, as they were kind enough to sculpt most of the do in the range without lacing. This is actually accurate for so-called modern armor - armor for the later part of the Sengoku period.
Once their based on command stands, the Samurai army for Hail Caesar will be pretty much completed. Oh, I suppose I need to add lanyards to the two guys with the banners on their backs.

20 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! Those are gorgeous. Well done!

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  2. Thanks, Curt! I appreciate that. BTW, I just managed to slice my thumb with a hobby knife while prying them off to base them :)! Best, Dean

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  3. Excellent looking troops and banners, I love them!

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  4. I'm not sure what's more impressive, the speed or the quality! Well done Dean, these are superb.

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  5. These are going to stand out on the table, superb painting.

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  6. Ah, thank you all for the kind comments, Gentlemen. Truly appreciate your approval. Warm Regards, Dean

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  7. Brilliant work, look forwards to seeing some battle reports featuring these chaps.

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  8. Thanks, Paul. Yes, I still need to get the Imjin War game on the table. But, in an unexpected turn of events recently I am delving into heretofore uncharged territory - 15mm and DBA! More to follow. Dean

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  9. Dean, just asking; is there any period or genre you haven't turned your hand to?

    You've done a superb job on these figs. Please, keep it coming!

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  10. Dean,

    Those guys are smashingly good.

    I am so glad you're done with all that basing business and back to painting toy army men eye candy!

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  11. Stunning Dean absolutely stunning great job dude!

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  12. Those turned out just absolutely super Dean and I agree on the lacing difficulty part!

    Christopher

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  13. Thank you all very kindly for the nice comments! Dean

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  14. Superb figures Dean, absolutely stunning with the banners!

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  15. very nice work! they certainly all have a lot of character

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