Monday, November 12, 2012

SAMURAI COMMAND

Well ladies and gentlemen this will be my last post filling in for Nathan and it must be with much relief that you hear he will be back soon and Lonely Gamers can return to the standard you have been missing. Once again I have been painting loads of figures for various people but nothing that requires basing. So going through my collection of images I rediscovered this idea and upon finding the figures in my `waiting for painting` pile I quickly put together this command stand for my samurai armies. This is heavily plagiarised from someone elses work and despite my best efforts I cannot find where I got the idea so I cannot give credit to my muse! I have started putting together several screens for positioning behind the figures and am yet to decide which is my favourite.






13 comments:

Dmitri Kononenko said...

Great! Very interesting piece of art. I like it.

Vinnie said...

Thanks Dmitri, love the Samurai. I would love to see someone produce Japanese for the Jomon period!

Michael Awdry said...

Lovely job, I have to confess that I do find the idea of Samurais in miniature very tempting - I feel a visit to the Perry's website might be in order.

Phil Broeders said...

We're doing a samurai month in 6mm at the moment (16 century so plenty of ashigaru and steel clad samurai to deflect arquebus bullets). The first battle went down really wel and its proving a popular period with the lads. It's a period with lots of surprises, ambushes, feints, etc. and great fun to play. Colourful as well.

Great paint job on the daimyo above. Love the messenger with his 'arrow catcher' on his back.

Tank Girl said...

Lovely work Leroy. I like the second screen.

Cheers,

Helen

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Hard to say which screen as both are equally great!

Christopher

Scott said...

Nice work.

Docsmith said...

Your second shot either punched up the yellow or dailled down the cyan which makes quite a difference to the overall colour but my vote would also be for #2 shojii screen - just a tad more interesting visually? Great figures BTW - a really nice vignette.

Cheers,
Doc

Vinnie said...

Thanks everyone, with all the positive comments for the figures it is obvious that my holiday photos are not as good as I thought!I do think the second screen is more interesting so once I add a border I think this will be glued to the base.As Docsmith noticed I was tinkering with the setting on my canon and gave the cloudy setting a try. Phil, would be interested in hearing more about about your samurai games perhaps email Nathan in a week or two, it is indeed an interesting period and I look forward to further expanding my armies and finally getting the Korean`s and Samurai onto the gaming table upon Nathan`s return.

twodegree said...

Hi, David Imrie first came up with the idea. His stuff is over on saxondog.blogspot.com

Lovely work. Really great painting.

Isaias

Vinnie said...

Hey thanks Leroy for keeping the blog alive, you have placed up some great images lately. Yep I will be back soon, however not to sure when I will be able to post my first images. Maybe after Christmass when I have spent some time with my beautiful family.

Thanks again Leroy

Vinnie

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice work Vinnie

Bluewillow said...

very nice Leroy, I prefer the second screen myself.

Be great to see you home safe Vinnie!

cheers
Matt