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Likui006 Inactive Member22 Feb 2010 7:02 a.m. PST

Why haven't any company made some tokugawa, oda or hideyoshi transfers in 28 or 15 mm ? I mean, they are quite famous and their mon is difficult to paint. I hope someone will make them soon as I need them :).

leidang22 Feb 2010 9:01 a.m. PST

If you have graphics of them on computer you can buy transfer sheets at an office supply store and print your own. Not that hard to do. I have made transfers for 10mm shields and small number transfers for my Rollerball project.

Alcibiades22 Feb 2010 5:52 p.m. PST

I agree with Likui006 but would add in the Takeda and Kenshin clans (VVV does a range of decals including some the of the requested clans but the range is somewhat limited and does not cover the specific clans I wish to depict). Somewhat of a difficult project though as sashimonos vary significantly in size in 15mm; Old Glory are much larger than either Two Dragons or Eureka.

Have tried to make my own as leidang suggested but don't have the time or computer savvy to resize the downloaded images.

I would even go for paper banners and sashimono and provide my own support poles(Old Glory's banners and sashimon are cast with a very soft metal and are prone to bending and ultimately breaking off). Maverick Models has a small but hopefully expanding range of samurai banners etc.

Wonder what it would cost to commission such a range either as decals/transfers or on paper? I think there would be lots of demand given the number of banners and sashimono required in a sengoku jidai army and the fact that the banners are a quintessential element of the period and its visual appeal.

bilsonius26 Feb 2010 6:36 p.m. PST

Rofur have a wide range in 1/72 not too much size difference from 28mm, and with many designs you should just need to paint in the background colour first anyway. Some of the mon might even be useable with 15mm.

(Follow link from 1/72 Flags and scroll down to Samurai)

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