Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Newly Painted Samurai Cavalry by Leroy Simpson - Perry Miniatures


Katsuyori said...

Hi, great work!
Please you can tell me what colors you use for the flesh, red armors and horses?


Gareson said...

Great job once again...inspiring as always.

leroy said...

katsuyori san,

arigatou gozaimasu. I hope English is OK. As you probably know these figures are painted as Ii Naotaka's famous Red Devils.An excellent source of information is the book called AKAZONAE, written by Ii Tatsuya. Also some of the Gakken series of books have some excellent information. Red is always a hard colour to paint well. For these I used a combination of colours from both Games Workshop and Vallejo. All my figures are undercoated in black. Generally for these figures I used Scab Red as the first coat. This is then followed by various shades of Blood Red mixed with Scab Red, Blood Red and Blood Red with Fiery Orange. The horses are also undercoated in black. These are then painted using Bestial Brown, Scorched Brown, Bubonic Brown. First coat is a mixture of Black and Bestial Brown or Black and Scorched Brown. This is followed by Bestial Brown and the final highlight is Bestial Brown mixed with Bubonic Brown. You can use any mixture of these colours to add variation. Skin is first painted Drawf Flesh with some Bestial Brown. This is covered with Flesh Ink with some Bestial Brown. Next coat is once again Dwarf Flesh with some Bestial Brown and the final highlight is Drawf Flesh with some Elf Flesh mixed in! Hope this helps!

Katsuyori said...

Thanks Leroy.

Tank Girl said...

Hi Leroy tomodachi,

It's alway a great pleasure to see your craft on display.

I'm getting use to painting the Japanese characters for my Imperial Japanese, mind you not that I've many to do.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

Once again great work my friend,


stalin said...


Brian Schen said...

Really great Job! Is it ok to add a link to this page on my new Samurai Wargaming blog? I think you did a superb job painting the figures and I want to illustrate the difference between Sugake-odoshi and Kebiki-odoshi.