My 28mm samurai project is proceeding at a very slow but steady pace. In the last week I’ve painted this Kingsford mounted samurai armed with a rather fearsome trident, and another foot samurai.
Most manufacturers provide their mounted samurai figures with full size European-style horses. But Kingsford are one of the few who do the correct diminutive mounts. In real life, samurai rode surprisingly small ponies.
I must say I’m finding samurai one of the most difficult painting projects I’ve ever done. I was warned this would be the case, especially because the intricate lacing is just so difficult to do properly. A close examination of the above photo shows my efforts are pretty hit-or-miss. Though to the naked eye, rather than photographically enlarged, my paint-jobs look sufficient enough for my purposes. And there’s no doubt I’m enjoying the challenge.
Note that the sashimono (back flags) remain unpainted. I have yet to decide which clans my samurai will belong to.