Friday, March 14, 2014

Choson Korean Bell Shrine

Picked up this aquarium piece today from Petco for under $20. Repainted sections of the rafters as well as the roof to make it look more Korean. The Korean temples have really gaudy colors - aqua blues and oranges. It sizes up really well for 28mm - some Perry figures next to it for comparison.
As I've signed up to host a couple of games using the Siege of Haengju scenario at the local convention in May, I figured I might as well make the terrain look good.

It appears this resin model may be based upon Kiyomizu Shrine in Japan - below:
Korean temples and shrines usually have roofing on all four sides - as opposed to only two on most Japanese structures. But as my wife admonished me when I bewailed this fact, "It's close enough."

Here's a close up of typical painting on Korean temples and shrines.
Speaking of the Siege of Haengju game, I just ordered a Grendal Miniatures Dwarf Cannon - the one sculpted like a dragon - to support the Korean defenders.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Dean.....Marvelous!
    looking forward to the dragon cannon too!
    great!

    regards,
    Phil

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    1. Phil - I see you're in Kitsap Co. - will you be making it to Enfilade! in May? Best, Dean

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    2. Hi Dean, are you going? I would like to go..but um err I have no transportation :o( to go to Olympia. I live in the wilderness :o) known as Poulsbo.

      cheers,

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  2. Great post and wonderful work!

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  3. Very nice job - great detail.

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  4. Fine a view.
    Wonderful building
    I like these east topic/theme

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  5. Nice work! It is astonishing what can be pressed into service on the wargaming table if you remain vigilant.

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  6. Thanks for the visit and nice comments, Gentlemen. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. That looks fantastic Dean. A nice piece of Terrain that is!

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  8. Dean, this is one of the reasons I love this hobby. When you think outside the box and keep your eyes open for really useful materials, all manner of projects can suggest themselves.

    A piece like this could easily fetch double the price at a gaming shop, yet you picked it up for a song and customised it to make it your own - a great buy, and one which complements a great-looking army!

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    1. Evan:

      Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comments. I must admit, the frugal (read cheap) part of me is always on the lookout for bargains - which often times are outside of the normal hobby arena. Warm Regards, Dean

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  9. Amazing! If I saw that at a pet store, it would NEVER cross my mind that I could cross purpose it like this. I need to open my mind.

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Monty. I've seen your creative works - so I think it might be just that you're presently not thinking of this particular genre. BTW, I have a temple ruin I've used for Greco-Hellenistic games - which was another aquarium piece. Best, Dean

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    2. I'm going to have to make a visit to a pet store. I could use some Greco-Hellenistic terrain. ;-)

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  10. Bargain! Looks great now you've "upgraded" it too.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Yes, it should be a good addition to the Imjin War terrain.

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    1. Thanks, Burkhard; appreciate your visit and comments. Dean

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  12. Dean, it's quite nice. Your siege game is going to be a hit.

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    1. Thanks, James. I wish you were here to help me playtest the game; like you used to for Black Powders games. Best, Dean

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  13. Looks great and a great find Dean!

    Christopher

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  14. An excellent find and a nice touch for the period. Should help to set the scene.

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    1. Thanks! I hope so, my set ups aren't nearly as wonderful as yours, but hopefully the players will be content. :)

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  15. Nice work dean...I often thought about going to a pet store for some aquarium pieces

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    1. Your scratch-built terrain surpasses any off the shelf stuff, Richard. Best, Dean

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