For the last
post of the year, a new step for my Samurai army. The first add is a unit of Samurais
Ronin, these Samurais masterless are generally recruited as Bodyguard, mercenaries.
Sometimes they form criminal gangs. They are unarmoured and this is the great
occasion to paint colorful Kimonos. Different type of “pants” are wear over a
first Kimono pant, a small study can be necessary to understand how to paint
Next part concerning the Ninjas, these guys was very popular during the 80's, lots of movies or video games showed them on the western screens. They are depicted as ultimate fightning machines, hired as spy or assassin by rivals Daimyos. At the opposite in Japan culture, they have a dubious reputation of thieves or murderers. Ninja's models are generaly painted in black but I opted for dark brown colors to generated a sorte of "contrast".
Last part concerning the special caracters. Here I painted 2 warrior Buddhist monks, I planned to used them as priest or wizard in my Fantasy army. One of them is a large walking monk with a huge No Dashi (two hands sword) on the shoulder. The other monk come from the Kamakura period and wearing a full robes on his armour and the usual headcowl.