Friday, July 8, 2016

Tosa Clan - Boshin War

Pardon my indulgence, but just a little goofing around with a pair of matching swords - katana and wakizashi, and a $6.00 synthetic "Tina Turner" wig standing in for a red yak haired Shaguma wig.
Haven't picked up a paint brush in a long time, but do plan on hosting a game soon. I may give Poseidon's Warriors a try - but need to find a couple of play-testers. I plan to just GM (i.e. read off the rules while they're being played by others). Anyway, here are a couple more shots of the Tosa guy.
The repro blades are unsharpened and can be used for practice, or for chasing Trick or Treaters away.
The painting below shows shaguma-wearing Tosa samurai at the Battle of Ueno Temple during the Boshin War.
A Boshin War period samurai with a yak hair wig - can't tell what color the hair is, but the Tosa's were red, the Chosu's white and the Satsuma's black.
And everyone's favorite samurai wearing one.
So much for now - apologies again for nothing new on the painting front.

Edit: added shot showing the katana and wakizashi - along with a tanto, tachi and bokken.
Also, an extremely rare Shaguma dog.

35 comments:

  1. That's a pretty cool get up. Color me impressed.

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    1. Thankyou very much, Christopher. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. You look MARVELOUS! Love the red wig.

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    1. Lol! Thanks again, Jonathan! Warm regards Dean

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and visit again. Best regards, Dean

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  4. Tina wouldn't mind you using her wig for action shots like these!

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    1. Lol! Thanks again, Ray. Yes, this guy could've been an extra at Thunder Dome. :) Best, Dean

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  5. That hair-do just about does the trick mate! ;-)

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    1. It sure does, doesn't! Thank you for the visit and nice comment. Regards, Dean

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    1. I had hoped you'd approve, Jose! Your miniatures and blog continues to be very inspirational! Best, Dean

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  7. Very cool pics fella. Nice hair do it reminded me of Rod Stewart a bit at first for some reason.

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    1. Lol! Simon, I suppose those yak-haired samurai were the rockers of their time too :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly as always, Rodger. Best, Dean

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  9. Cool! .... Oh I see, your dressing up to put fear on your wargaming buddies during table top games at your club! as you did wearing your medieval armor outfit!... :o)p

    cheers,

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Phil. I have to admit that I've always liked wearing armor and such - when I was a kid growing up in Hawaii, I used to make Hoplite armor (best I could anyway) out of sheets of cardboard my mom would bring home from her work. :) Still crazy after all these years!

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  10. Very good Dean! Nice to see your 1:1 scale hobby:)

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal! Appreciate your visits and kind words as always. Warm regards, Dean

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  11. For a moment there I thought you were Toshire Mifune himself!

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    1. Thank you very much, Neil! Warm regards, Dean

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  13. "Beyond Thunderdome" impressed!!!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol! Thank you kindly, Kevin. Regards, Dean

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  14. I thought you had started a punk rock band for a second.

    Shaguma dogs are my favorite pokemon.

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    1. Hey, James! Yes, that's my next project - just need to learn how to play the guitar :) Great to hear from you and hope all the best to you! Dean

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  15. Wonderful, you are clearly having far too much fun Dean.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Yes, I am finding this somewhat satisfying - it's seems sort of an artistic expression for me - a release :) Warm regards, Dean

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  16. Alright so I get the wig... just don't pull out a purse or heels and I won't laugh. Nice swords.

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