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cloudcaptain28 Mar 2019 11:39 p.m. PST

5 or 6 years ago I was at a toy solider/model show and there was a huge bin of badly painted Ashigaru. Bowmen if I recall. All in the same static pose. I was wondering if anyone knew of a source of plastic "Army men" or slight better quality Ashigaru or Samurai that would not break the bank. I know there are tons of metal figs of Samurai out there. Thanks in advance!

Vigilant29 Mar 2019 3:51 a.m. PST

Tamiya do some in 1/35 scale. Nice small range.

dBerczerk29 Mar 2019 3:54 a.m. PST

The 54mm plastic figures produced by Tehnolog includes a set of five samurai -- quite reasonably-priced. Available on eBay. I have their their sets of Cossacks, Poles, Caucasian Mountaineers, and Russian infantry -- a bit cartoony, but they look fine painted.



cloudcaptain29 Mar 2019 4:08 a.m. PST

Tamiya seems the likely source…thanks for that!

@dB Forgot to mention I have those guys. Good lookin' out though!

GurKhan29 Mar 2019 6:16 a.m. PST

These – link – may be the guys you're looking for: "Gashapon 54mm Ashigaru Archers and Arquebusiers". It's a blog, though, not a stockist.

GurKhan29 Mar 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

In fact I think "Gashapon" means that they come out of Japanese toy-vending machines, so they may be hard to get overseas!

cloudcaptain29 Mar 2019 11:49 a.m. PST

GurKhan that looks to be the exact pose. Wonder how he got so many of them. I will see if I can track these down too. Thanks for the lead!

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