Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Army Grows.

Slowly ever slowly I am growing the 10mm Samurai army. Today are 2 more units of Samurai. I say unit as I am thinking od 4 stands as being a unit and no other reason, I could equally say another 8 stands. As with all the others they continue to be by Pendraken Miniatures simply because it avoids compatibility issues such as scale creep and sculpting style. Observant people will note that two banners have a red stripe at the banner base and two do not. This allows me to identify units within an army quite quickly and has nothing to do with historical accuracy.

They are two separate units I promise! Clearly they are all in the same pose but that just makes it easier to identify what they are armed with. When I start a second force I will keep all the armour as red as Il Nomasa did. I will no doubt talk more about that when I do them. The army is starting to come together now and once I do a few more units a whole army shot will no doubt be in order. At the moment though there are still not sufficient to warrant it.

Some of you will know I am not a huge believer in KICKSTARTERS. I can and do see a place for them but I also feel that there are just too many of them, and yet yesterday I made a small pledge to my second one! Only $30 before we get to involved in jeering at me and saying "I told you so!" As I do not trawl the kickstarters looking for projects I was actually on the companies home page checking out their products and happened to notice the kickstarter. HERE it is if anyone cares to see where my money has gone. It has a mere 9 hours left to run and the stretch goals are not so massive to attract anyone particularly, However as a fan of Science Fiction in general and the Alien Films in particular I felt it purposeful to support them. Way way way in the future I can see myself doing an ALIENS game but that is at least 1 year and probably 2 before I get that far. I really do have far to much to do with these Samurai before I get carried away with other ideas.

And that's Wednesdays update, the next one will be Friday. I hope to have my week 2 Zombtober figure done by then. As I will not be able to post it on Sunday due to SELWG. So with luck on Friday something 28mm to show. Until then take care have fun and paint a zombie or two! All the best Clint.

28 comments:

  1. The samurais are looking good, as you said slowly slowly they will grow.

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    1. Cheers mate. It will be slow, but with luck fun!

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  2. They look excellent. Hard to belive they are just 10mm!

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    1. Thanks Lee. Lots more to come and easy to paint..... my type of figure.

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  3. Nice work Clint, they're coming along very nicely!

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  4. More great additions Clint, I think your progress is very commendable.

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    1. Thank you Jo but I feel it will slow down and I will get side-tracked eventually I know What I am like. But got some more Ashigaru on the painting table.

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  5. Looking good, Clint. They really pop against the terrain. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean I hope they look good when I finally get them to the table top. (Fingers crossed)

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  6. Looking good Clint, The army is shaping up nicely indeed. Are there any cavalry?

    BTW You got mail ;)

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    1. Thank you Simon. Yes I noticed the email about 10am. And thank you for that as well. I was tempted to email you myself yesterday about a zombie related thing. In the end I found my own solution.

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    2. All resolved now. But nice to know I could have dropped you a line if things had changed.

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  7. It's coming along nicely. Looking forward to big army shot.

    I don't do many Kickstarters either and I don't back the big companies like Reaper. They shouldn't have to come to me for investment capital, that's ridiculous. I've done Stonehaven and Drake, both small companies just starting out. Looks like you picked a good one. Not too much with the add-ons and it's clear what you're getting.

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    1. Thank you Anne. I did like this Kickstarter but will not spend much. If anything I look at them as being pre-ordering stuff.

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  8. As others have said, those samurais do look great (for samurais! :P)

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo I am guessing this is not a period you are so very interested in. Still zombie survivor soon..... I hope.

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  9. Hi Clint, don't know if you know or not, but as you are spending over £15 you will have to pay VAT which the post office will charge £8 to collect so you'll be paying £10 more than if you pick it up here in the UK.

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    1. No Dave I did not know that. Thanks for the heads up. That's the nail in the coffin for Kickstarters for me. Oh well live and learn. It does seem excessive though.

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    2. Yup, its something to watch out for for US based KS. The Reaper bones looks a good deal for $100, but the final price will be $191 when you get it. A lot of them with a bit of badgering will distribute from the UK so you avoid all the hassle.

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    3. Cheers Dave I appreciate you letting me know.

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  10. Looking nice, VERY nice! Great work...

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    1. Thank you Phil. I think I am about 1/2 way through the figures I've got now. So still plenty to do.

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