Friday, February 7, 2014

Samurai Banners - WIP

Since the Perry order arrived as expected - about a week and a half from the UK to here in the Pacific NW - I was able to start on the banner men for the Samurai command stands. Four of the tall banners, or nobori, are from one pack and carried by ashigaru. The lone samurai is actually a Kuroda Nagamasa figure which a buddy gave me a long time ago. I clipped off the large helmet crest and also cut his right hand from where it was resting on his hip. His arm was then bent to hold a spare T.A.G. standard, or uma jirushi. His right hand was reformed a bit using Green Stuff.
Left to right, the banners represent the 1) Hojo (practically wiped out by Hideyoshi), 2) a "Five Lucky Colors" banner used by various clans, 3) a generic uma jirushi, 4) the Kuroda, and 5) the Sakai.
Once the guys carrying the banners are painted, they'll be added to the appropriate command stands.

17 comments:

  1. They all look great Dean. The middle one is my favourite.

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  2. Thanks, Simon. Really appreciate your comment. Dean

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  3. Thanks, Gents. Hope to finish them soon. Dean

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  4. Great work Dean, the colours on the 'Lucky' banner remind me of 1920s Warlord Chinese standards.
    Regards HGA.

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  5. Cool models Dean and great painting on the banners.

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  6. Thanks for the kind words, Gentlemen.

    @ HGA - I believe the "5 Lucky Colors" originate from Chinese beliefs.

    Best, Dean

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  7. Oh, these are wonderful Dean! I love the technique you're using for highlighting your banners.

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  8. Thanks, Monty! The banners having such large areas, I tried to shade and highlight them to give them a bit of life. Best, Dean

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  9. Don't ask me to pick a favourite cause I can't. They're all wonderful and it will be great to see what you do wit the troops holding them.

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  10. Thanks for the kind words, Burkhard and Michael. Regards, Dean

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  11. Dean, I have a samurai army sitting unpainted , and sadly abandoned - deep in one of my storage boxes and thus look forward to see how you will complete yours as the quick wash style has much appeal when dealing with Samurai!

    cheers,
    DougH

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  12. Doug:

    I'd love to see you paint them up. Best, Dean

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