Saturday, 9 May 2015



Today brings you, what I think might be an unexpected, surprise! I have quite a lot of boxes of Zvezda Samurai lying about and I finally got round painting some of them. Inspired by a colourscheme done by the much esteemed Mister Charles Murton, of "In Her Majesty's Name"-fame, for his new Daisho game. Since I never had a clear view as to what I wanted to do with all the mini's I have lying around I figured I'd try out painting some and take it from there.

A group shot:

The spear-armed Ashigaru:

The musket armed gents:


The work of mister Cartmell and Murton doesn't limit itself to figures they're very talented terrain Senseis as well and I had a go at some fences made from bamboo sushi rolling mats.

Not sure whether I will finish this project any time soon, it's more of a trial project but it sure was fun painting something else than my usual fare.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Thickfreakness" by The Black Keys


Ray Rousell said...

Very very nice Sander!!

Anne O'Leary said...

1:72 is such a small scale and I've no idea how you guys get detail on those.The fence made out of Making fences from sushi rolling mats is a brilliant idea. They look right for the period.

I still haven't picked the brush up. Oh no, I'v lost my mojo!

DeanM said...

Very nice work, Sander. At first I thought they were 28mm Warlord Games figures. Those Zvezda figures are high-quality.

Gunbird said...

Samurai, something I always wanted to do in 28mm but keep on backing out. Even the release of the Ronin rulesset wasn't enough drive for me. Maybe one day.....

Sander said...

@ Ray and Dean: thanks chaps!

@ Johan: I have more than enough spares for you to have a try ;-)