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Arteis0215 Feb 2017 10:48 p.m. PST

'One guard for each direction takes four. Two more as a reserve. You'll need at least… seven, including me.' [Kambei Shimada in Seven Samurai]

At last my own seven samurai are ready to protect the peasants' village from marauding bandits. These figures are from are North Star's 28mm Koryu Buntai set, which I finished painting and basing today.

More info and pictures on my blog here:


bobspruster16 Feb 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

Well done! You've really done justice to a great movie.

Lord Ashram16 Feb 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

Fantastic paint job. I might need to pick these up. The only thing that bugs me is that one or two of the faces don't quite feel right… And the one sword is too big (although could be sanded down.). Great stuff, Roly!

setsuko16 Feb 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

Very nice! I like the cherry trees as well.

Vigilant16 Feb 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Beautiful job. This is on my wish list, but I'm trying to avoid getting into new periods this year.

Gone Fishing16 Feb 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

I've always been tempted to do a project like this with Steve Barber's 42mm range. Superb paint jobs and terrain!

Terrement Inactive Member16 Feb 2017 7:01 a.m. PST


XRaysVision16 Feb 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

Actually, someone did do it 25mm using Old Glory figures years ago.

This, though, really, really looks great! Very impressive and captures the atmosphere perfectly.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Very nice

M C MonkeyDew16 Feb 2017 9:11 a.m. PST


Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Gorgeous work!

Oberlindes Sol LIC16 Feb 2017 12:47 p.m. PST


Lord Ashram16 Feb 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

Actually, after seeing these I figured that would be my next project, after the blood bowl team and a bit more of my French napoleonics fleeing Moscow… A black and white version.

Arteis0217 Feb 2017 12:19 a.m. PST

Not the same figures as mine, but the '28mm Victorian Warfare' blog has already featured some samurai painted in black-and-white. They look great.

I guess you would also need a grey cloth and grey scenery?!



Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2017 1:17 p.m. PST


Lord Ashram19 Jun 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

Oh, that's cool! Not sure I approve of the red blood or the flowers… they feel like they detract… but DAMN those are cool.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

those look great!

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