Saturday, January 9, 2016

1/8th Testors Samurai - First Painted Figure of 2016 (and after several months as well)

Deciding to use the resin sword that came with the kit, completed the big guy today. After the Minwax stain dried overnight, gave it a coat of Testors Dullcote and then some highlighting.
As noted in the title, this is not only the first painted figure for 2016, but also the first for a long time. I think the last figure I painted before this one was in October - before getting into the 1:1 Medieval armor thing.
I'm actually waiting on another mail haubergeon - this time a bit bigger so that it will hopefully fit over the padded arming jacket. Not like I'm going to do SCA or Battle of the Nations, but I want to be able to wear the armor with all the components.
The jinbaori's lapels and rest of the clothing are plain, without any designs or patterns. This not only made the painting simpler, but seems to set off the red armor better.
The next shot has the figure next to 28mm Perry figures and also a 120mm mounted figure for comparison.

24 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful piece, outstanding work Dean.

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    1. Thanks, Jake. Appreciate the visit and kind words. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Jonathan. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Awesome work!!!Fantastic colours. Great, great Dean!!

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  4. Outstanding job on the colors...great!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments, Phil. Regards, Dean

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  5. What a figure to start the year with, fabulous job Dean.

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    1. Appreciate that, Michael. I have a few more large-scale figures that I may try to get done this year.. Warm Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much again, Rodger! Best, Dean

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  7. I second Michael's comment, what a comeback from your painting desk after some months with the 1:1 armor project! Beautiful work Dean.

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    1. Thank you very much, Neil! Appreciate the visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  9. Thats gorgeous mate. Well done Dean looks superb!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Just what I needed to get back to painting. Warm Regards, Dean

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  10. Superb work on the Samurai Dean!

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  11. Wonderful work. As a finishing touch, the base could be finished off with him standing in some chrysanthemums.

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