This is the last batch of miniatures I painted in 2013. I more or less painted like a mad bastard for the last few days of the year – ignoring family and not leaving the house if I had to- all to get this last bunch done and push my total up to 1000 28mm foot figures painted in 2013…
The day I took these pictures the temperature in Saskatoon is -30°C with a windchill of -40°C... I damn near froze my fingers off trying to arrange these for picture taking - I do like taking pictures of my minis outside in the natural light whenever possible. Sometimes when I don't get one that's totally in focus I'd go back out and set them up again... but there was no way I was doing that on the day in question... so one or two of these pics aren't totally in focus.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
Four assorted armoured Ronin from Black Hat Miniatures.
The backs of the Black Hat Ronin (to show off all their annoying... er... highly detailed cording)
A merchant and two ronin I imagined as his yojimbo (bodyguards) - all from Dixon Miniatures
The backs of the Dixon Miniatures Merchant and Ronin.
A few female samurai from Dixon Miniatures
The backs of the female samurai from Dixon Miniatures
A couple teppo gunners from Dixon Miniatures
Ashigaru teppo gunners from Perry Miniatures.
I have about seven Bushi buntai that I am working on - the colours for each are based on the clans form the Legends of the Five Rings games (as many of the miniatures are from their old Clan Wars games). I thought I'd get a few Teppo gunners so they could all have the option of fielding one if they wished - hence the wildly different colours of the Ashigaru above.
The rest of the bunch I’ll post as a separate post as it is more or less a complete buntai for Ronin – Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog: