This weekend I finished up some trial figures for the second division for my Samurai. Same mon, just different colours.
I picked a basic 100 pt. buntai for Ronin; two ashigaru with yari, one each with teppo and yumi and a katana wielding samurai to lead them. I was inspired by the Yorkshire tea 'special' box for the colours:
This time I opted for red lacquered armour and weapons with yellow clothes and sashimono. The samurai of course got more personal latitude in his clothing.
|teppo and yumi|
|with some fellows from the first division|
So I waited until Monday and with a stiff brush I was able to remove the excess flock and I could add the flowers and tufts.
I like the combination, I'm pondering how to rework the yellow and red into the Lord of Tea's hatamoto (household troops).
They look terrific James. I'm surprised you didn't give them a wash of steeped Yorkshire tea. I find myself rushing steps as well in my eagerness to get projects finished, so I can sympathize. Will we get to play with these splendid fellows on Saturday (said he hopefully)?ReplyDelete
That's the plan!Delete
If you're looking for a house emblem, you could do worse than sticking with the Yorkshire tea meme. The emblem of the house of York is the white rose ... so maybe a stylised yellow rose should be the mon of the Yosha-Ti family?ReplyDelete
It's OK, I'll get my coat ...
The Mon is the word 'tea'Delete
But a flower would make a good uma-jarishu or such