• lundi 23 avril 2018

    Nippon army project (part seven) : Headquarter


    New step for the Nippon project. The general Headquarter (Hon-jin).This vignette represent the general (Daimyo) and his staff. The seated character have generic style of a Daymio from the Sengoku period. Banners (Noborri/Uma-jirushi) indicate the general is Mori Hidemoto.

    The staff is composed by tacticians, attendants, messenger, banners carriers, bow and spear holder. Four Makku screens surround them, usually the screens are marked with the clan colors but I decided to painted them with generic colors. By this way, I keep the possibility to switch the banners with other clan banner… polyvalent Hon-jin J The HQ can’t be complete without the war drum (Taiko) and the trumpet shell (Hora-gai). With the banners, these elements are the best way to command on large Battlefield.


    Last touch is the baggage. A pair of light packhorses with rations or light weapons and the ox with the heavy chariot loaded with tents or stakes for camp installations.

    Last words about books to complete your samurai culture. “The History Japanese Armor” Vol1 - From Yayoi to Muromachi period. And the Vol2 – From The Warring Stats to Edo period. These books are useful for beginner who want to start a samurai army. Lot of information about troops, army organization, banners, armors, weapons etc…fully translated in English.


    Next post, the family pictures. See you next week!




    16 commentaires:

    1. Bravo pour cette très belle addition. Petite question : d'où viennent les figurines du train de bagage ?

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      1. Salut Jaeckel et merci :) le bagage c'est du Dixon Japon Feodal 25mm.

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    2. Wow! Stunning work! I am working on the Perry Samurai HQ at the moment, thanks for the inspiration!

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      1. Glad to see the owner of Xulutec here :) Your painted samurais are legendary, really pleased by your message. Thank you.

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    3. This is such an amazing looking force. I had that Daymio sat on a treestump as a child, and I couldn't work out how to sensibly use it in games. I like how you've spun it out to a semi-mobile command post.

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      1. Thank you Curis, in fact, it's a great classic of the dixon samurai range.Samurai general seated on a tiger skin. Hard to find a way to play with, only destinated for vignette. One more time, thank you for your comment!

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    4. Amazing brushwork Nico! May I ask what colours you usd to achieve the brown armour plates especially on the kneeling messenger?

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      1. Hello and thank you Nick. Layer base Mourfang brown. Wash with Agrax shade. First highlight Mourfang, 2nd Highlight Mourfang+Ushabti bone and last highlingt Mourfang+2xUshabti.

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    5. Thanks Nico for the quick response, one other quick question if I may? Honda and the other two retainers are these conversions or commercially available?

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      1. You welcome Nick 😄 All these samurai are available in the dixon range. Two exceptions, the standards bearers are conversions from the Tokugawa Ieyazu retainers (Dixon's). Concerning the generic Daimyo here, I just added a disc of green stuff on his helmet to represent the solar disc. If you have others questions don't hesitate to ask, I'm happy to help others modelistes 😄

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    6. Thank you Nico, I have finally taken the plunge and ordered a couple of Samurai armies from Trevor. I have toyed many times on this range since I picked up a few Dixon Samurai in a hobby store in NZ over thirty years ago. Your painting inspired me to continue with Dixon over the plethora of other manufacturers, due to the stylized Armour which you have shown to paint up well.

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      1. You have the Dixon models fever like me 😄 And I love live it 😄 I planned to go back in the samurai period at the end of the year... Kawankajima 😆

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