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What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

TSUCHIYA MASATSUGU Ashigaru unit for Saga

OMG! I can't believe I have not done anything with my Samurai since fall of 2015. Man do the wheels spin around.

Well after awhile away from painting anything Samurai, I started reading this book called "The Imjin War: Japan's Sixteenth - Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China" by Samuel Hawley. I have to say that it's completely wicked and awesome! Which you can figure out is why I am probably painting Samurai again. A really good read so far, and I highly recommend for those who are unfamiliar with the period to get Stephen Turnbull's book "Samurai Invasion: Japan's Korean War 1592 - 1598". A good compliment to the aforementioned book.

So I've finished up another unit, and it's another Clan from Takeda's 24 generals. Easy to research, for me anyways, banners and such. The Clan I chose to paint this time was Tsuchiya Masatsugu. White mon on black banner. The earlier Clan I did was Yamagata Masakage. Both these generals or family Warlords where killed at the battle of Nagashino 1575. My plan is to paint a unit of arquebusiers for each family and then to paint up some cool full armor Samurai dudes. Will see where my spinning wheel ends up cause as anyone has figured out who follows my blog, next week I could paint up Scifi, or Romans, or mice, or.... well you get the picture. So first two photos are ones I did two years ago, after that are pictures of my newly painted Masatsugu Ashigaru unit. Oh and you can click on the pictures to see larger ones if you don't know this already.

[Above I did almost two years ago]




[above first new group of 4]

[above 2nd new group of 4]

[and finally them all together]

As always thanks for looking.

Cheers
Kevin

10 comments:

  1. I love how you are doing the different sub groups under the same clan leader. Brilliant! So many variations available! A great way to take 2 exact same castings and paint them altogether differently yet, have them fighting side by side!

    I have all these Old Glory Samurai figures... Hmmmmm!

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    1. Yep doing it that way keeps me out of the historical police sights. The figures are wargames factory plastic model kits. So these had to be put together and they are a pain. Warlords owns them now, but you can only buy seperate sprues from them.

      Cheers
      Kevin

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  2. Stunning work, Kevin! I have the Turnbull book, but only read excerpts online of the Hawley book.

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    1. Thanks Dean, it's worth getting the Hawley book. Do it! You know you want to;)

      Cheers
      Kevin

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  3. I have seen these up close and they are awesome. Lots of detail incorporated to simulate the printed designs on their clothing. The decals on the sashimono are excellent having no visible edges and the basing is top notch.

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    1. Thank you Dave. Basing reminds me to say I added washers to the bottom of these litko bases to keep the figures from getting knocked over easily because they are plastic models. That's why they look so thick.

      Cheers
      Kevin

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  4. Amazing details, they look superb!

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    1. Cheers Phil, thanks for visiting.

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