Thursday, 20 November 2014

Samurai Commission

The latest figures that I've painted for Geoff are these Samurai and civilians from Perry miniatures. I have to admit that I was a bit flummoxed when it comes to the colours of Japanese clothing, so it required a bit of internet searching and a bit of imagination. Without any further ado, here they are.
The Samurai themselves in everyday clothes.
Three women and a monk (?). I took his colours from the Perry site as i'm not sure what he is. I thought he might have a flower in his hand so I painted it red, but if anyone has a better guess I'm willing to repaint it.
The peasants - an old man and three labourers.
I don't know if they came out as pretty as I expected them to in terms of the time that I put in, but I did enjoy painting them. Oriental flesh was something new for me, but I think it looks OK, and suitably different from my normal caucasian skin tones. I hope Geoff likes them. I still have the apocalypse survivors to paint, which I'll get stuck into as soon as I paint a trial stand of WWI Germans.

Nate


12 comments:

  1. Fantastic paintjob, love the clothes of the Samurais...and these peasants are really impressive, great job!

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    1. Thanks for the positive comment Phil!

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  2. Awesome paintwork Nate! The clothing is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Rodger. I guess you guys will be having some Ronin games soon?

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  3. They look great. Time well spent.

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  4. Great work! You captured the look of the Samurai perfectly!!

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  5. Having seen the figures you've been painting for Geoff first'hand I can say they are every bit as good in the flesh as it were.
    Youve done an amazing job on these Samurai.

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    1. Thank you kind sir. I guess you'll be seeing them close up sometime soon.

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  6. Don't know how I missed this when you first posted it! Outstanding work. I have painted some similar figures and they are not easy to do!

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    1. Thanks Paul. I found the difficulty was more in choosing colours than in painting them.

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