Saturday, 21 March 2015

More 10mm Samruai

While at the Cavalier show I was able to pick up some more Pendraken 10mm Samurai from Second City games. They were a mixed bunch probably left over from someone else's collection. So together with my "Odds and Sods" I cobbled them together to make a few more stands.

As my two agmies are currently matched I have decided to make a Green force. Which I can use as an ally of either of my other armies. Not a large allied force as there are only 7 stands of infantry. And 2 of those stands may actually join my main armies as by checking the pose and the catalogue number it identifies them as Samurai with Naginata.  The issue being that the Naginata in question seem to have very short handles and to my untrained and now squinting eye look more like No Dachi (2 handed swords). So I may be better off pretending that is what they are.

4 of the Cavalry stands are already put aside for my other armies but the 5th one can belong to the allies. It just balances everything up nicely this way.

The last 2 figures are Samurai mounted separately as messengers. It is quite possible that when they do deliver new orders they may get ignored entirely as the lord in charge of that section arrogantly chooses to do his own thing.

These were also painted as part of the Analogue painting challenge but I just did not get round to posting them on my blog during the challenge.

The VERY good news is that I have started to paint already, currently working on Battle-tech mechs. Just to do something for me and to keep it light.

Thanks for looking and with any luck another post come Monday.

Take care watch the rugby and have some fun with a paintbrush in your hand.

All the best Clint

20 comments:

  1. Those are some fine-looking warriors Clint, and I especially like the group shot. Your painting and basing really make them a stand out force in the best possible way. Looking forward to seeing some of your other stuff from the AHPC and very well done on your Top 10 finish. I'm afraid I got overwhelmed towards the middle of the contest with so many postings by everyone, so haven't been following my fellow bloggers as closely as I'd have liked. I'm therefore looking forward to some repeat postings of your minis on this site :-)

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    1. Cheers Blax. There is not very much I am overly proud of. But It has reduced the lead mountain so that's good.

      I am sorry you got overwhelmed by the challenge it is definitely a marathon and not to attempted lightly. But from what I saw you were holding your own and doing well.

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  2. I'm always amazed at the amount of detail you apply on such small figures. And as always, your bases are magnificent. Good work, Clint. I'm looking forward to seeing your mechs. I still love Battle-tech.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. The Mechs are very nasty one piece plastic castings. But like everything a lick of paint will help them. Thanks mate.

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  3. It must be hard to paint models that small.... great work Clint.

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    1. Thank you Hobbyworker. I find it much easier to paint at this scale you can just leave out so much detail.

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  4. Painting so soon after the challange that's great. These look very good I'd like to see your whole armies.

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    1. Thanks Robert. I have checked I have not done a whole army shot of them all. Perhaps just for you I will.

      As for painting directly after the challenge I think it shows some character. I am not sure if it is a character flaw though!

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  5. Nice additions to the army mate they look great.

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  6. Very nice indeed Clint. I really like your painted basing style for 10mm. It's much more convincing that static grass at this scale.

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    1. Thanks Millsy. I have never really got on with static grass. I do use it occasionally but generally I don't like it.

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  7. Great additions Clint and a good idea to have an auxilliary force suitable as reinforcements for either side. On inspection I think that the "naginata" are in fact "no-dachi" and should be used as such, but it's only your painting that shows them for what they truly are (imo). The level of detail you manage is quite astounding.
    Congratulations on the challenge and keeping PM busy.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I thought they looked like No-Dachi but the printed catalogue and the web site claim they are Naginata. All I know is that I will be using them as No-dachi. Interestingly a 10mm sam forum seems to think the same. I might be missing something.

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  8. 10 mm, now that's just being silly! Amazing work on something so small. Nice bases too Clint.

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    1. Thanks Bob. The smaller the scale the more detail I can miss out. So for me 10mm is a really good choice. At 54mm I would have to worry about the colour laces used but at 10mm a nice dark wash is all I need as It hides so very much!

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  9. They look great, Clint. Amazing work in this scale.

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    1. Thank you Dean. Most of the detail is the sculptors work and not mine. I have found with 10mm figures just painting the base colours and then a dark wash does most of the work then just pick out some highlights and the figure is done. I am not sure that method would work for 10mm Napoleonic's. (I would have to try it first).

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  10. they are very impressive! I painted a two dragons samurai 15mm army a while ago and they were small enough for me! 10 mm is just madnes....:)

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    1. Thanks CW. I would of course point you to my comments above. But they are actually quite easy and no where near as hard as one might first think.

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