I've been working on them for some time (since August at least). Set them aside to finish a commission, then building the village, then got distracted by building shiny AFVs for my 20mm Canadian Battle Group. Then just kinda of got stuck trying to figure out clothing patterns.
I've been searching the interweb and pinning things to my Pinterest board, looking for inspiration.
The other night I just decided that they're peasants, and not able to afford fancy patterned cloth like they are shown on the Perry catalog listing. So most of them just got plain colours.
They got done much faster after that.
Except for Grandfather, who I think of as an old samurai, or maybe ashigaru captain, living on memories of glory and smacking the youngsters with his stick.
And this young lady, who even though of lowly birth, still exudes the attitude that yes, she is all that and a bowl of rice. So I thought she should get a patterned dress.
Then we have some more soberly dressed hira, or housewives, complete with aprons.
|"I told him I want the cabbages planted over there!"|
Finally some rustic labourers who make me think of Shakespearean comic characters.
|And just what is the guy in the middle carrying anyway???|
Next up; colour tests for the next division in my growing army and a couple of nobility (Old Glory figures I think? -again, spares from Mikey) to escort or capture.