Sohei Monk Buntai

Today I felt a lot better, but overdid it and had to lie down for a couple of hours.

I did a number of reports and as a reward to myself I was allowed to sort out the Sohei.

I got them washed and cured, based and undercoated… here they are:

So from left to right…

Senior with a tetsubo

Three Sohei with naginata

Two initiates with yumi

Two initiates with teppo

So this list may look familiar, that is because it is the list used for the 28mm boxed Ronin Sohei miniatures set.

I bought the rules on pdf and can I find them? So to make a quick list I copied that one. I have ordered a paper copy but it won’t be here for a while.

I also printed of a trio of Onna-Musha (female warriors). Two are armed with a naginata and another a bow.

Sort of excited here… new contrast paints have been announced. There are some very useful colours in there. I am really looking forward to getting a good purple.

Final Officers Done.

This evening I cracked on and got the final pair done. I even tried doing eyes on this pair…

I also spent some of today sorting out my 3D printer files. Basically I downloaded a pile and got them onto my hard drive… I did a bit of printing too. I increased the size of the Vampire and Scarecrow, printed a giant centipede as well as did a test print of some more 15mm Samurai. I

kind of got these to allow me to do Ronin in 15mm. I will be able to do various Forces to go with my 15mm terrain.

As you can see I haven’t done a huge increase.

Tomorrow I will get a start on the Silver Bayonet miniatures. The centipede is going to spend a few hours in the sun to make sure he is fully cured.

Down by the Market

As my back and lower extremities are still buggered I had to be a bit careful today. I did however manage to get the market stalls finished…

So from left to right we have a manju /mochi stall ( unfortunately the rice cakes are normally a pinkish colour)… no wonder no one has bought any of mine!) Next we have the hot sweet potato seller. The fish stall comes next and finally we have the fruit and veg seller.

I printed some road tiles at 50% original size. This was done about two years ago. They were originally for my 15mm samurai village. I stuck the road print onto the base and when it was dry I cut the bases out with a sharp blade. These were then edged by my chunky sharpie.

Now I could have done a lot more on these both base and paint wise, not to mention printing more boxes of produce. My mates birthday is today so I needed them done and dusted.

Now I learned a lot from these and will do a few things differently when I get round to doing mine… well that is if I don’t forget!

Whilst hunting for my Samurai terrain box I came across a box of miniatures, I really wished I hadn’t as the bases are blooming with white mould. I obviously forgot to take them out of the big shed and into my heated shed. I am afraid I used foul language upon opening the box. I reckon it is going to be a total rebasing for the lot of them.

Ooh What’s That

So yesterday I did a pile of printing…

It’s my mates birthday at the end of the month so I have got him some market stalls for his Monster hunting games.i sad a couple of issues, fire off, the corner of the front curled a bit. So to hide it I am going to base each one and get some ground cover up to the edge. Either that or stick a box in front of it. Second problem is the thatched roof. It is meant to come in two bits but for some reason my printer decided it was going tombow each end… easy fix… Inshall ‘build it’ in the software and print it as one piece. I will still probably mess around with greenstuff with this one… always good to have a bit of practice…

I also did some pinning of a model that I have had since the 90’s I found it in a box and decided it would be ideal for the Silver Bayonet… can you guess what it is from?

Finally I have just seen a Great value kickstarter for anyone with a 3D printer. The kickstarter is there to support the people of Kharkiv in Ukraine. You can find it Here.

Nineteen Down

That’s it, they are all done …

I went for reds with this lot. They fit in nicely with the rest of them…

A very colourful lot… probably shouldn’t be as they are obviously skeletons. I wanted them to be different colours to allow for identification on the table… that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Whilst mooching about for nothing in particular I came across these rather old magazines.

The one on the left was quite appropriate for this evening’s painting session.

Fifteen Down…

Four to go.

As can be seen, I went for the green this time. Not sure what colour the remaining four shall be.

The astute of you will have notice the Yumi on the right hand skeleton has snapped off. I pretty much knocked it with my brush and off it shot never to be seen again.

The four remaining ones will bring the monster hunter forces to an end… then back to the 6mm Italian wars I think…. If I can face them that is.

Ten Down…

I managed another five skeleton Samurai this evening. I went for an orange colour for the robes this time. Tomorrow I will go for a green colour. These are nice and quick to paint…okay I could spend longer and do a lot more work on them.. but hey I want them finished.

The other I thing I did this evening was to get the greenstuff done on the officer’s arm. He now has a nicely shaped tunic rather than a missing lump.

Five Down…

Fourteen to go… as you can see I managed to get the paints and brushes out this evening.

I am doing these in batches of five (and a four). This means that I am batch painting tunic colours. The majority of these have the blue grey colour on them. It was meant to be all of them, but somehow I put the paint down, totally forgot what colour I had just been using and chose a blue instead.

I am hoping that tomorrow I will get some more done.

A lot of this evening was spent battling with the insurers. In my policy I get a hire car, the repairs were approved on the 17th and I am still waiting for my hire car from them. Evidently it is tough shit that I am having to pay for a hire car myself while they wait to find me one. Evidently they sub contract to another company tgst doesn’t have anything to do with Shetland and although the claims lass said that us it, your request for a car gas gone through, the other side are denying all knowledge. In case you are wondering… they aren’t going to pay for the one I am already having to fork out for. Time for a new insurer methinks.

Kappa Finished

I got this pair finished this evening…

This was the only pair of these I had to paint. They were pretty quick to do.

So yesterday I said I had half a dozen skeletons to paint… evidently I cannot count…

Looks like there are twenty to make a start on this weekend. Thanks to John for pointing out that there are only nineteen skeletons to do. As one of my little ones said in class the other day ” him is good at maths.” Check out his blog Here.

A Teeny Bit of Painting

Well 15mm worth of painting happened this evening, I managed to get the demon Samurai, or is it a Samurai demon done this evening…

I decided to do him with grey skin rather than a more human colour. To make him a bit brighter he got yellow hair to make him stand out from other helmetless Samurai.

I got a parcel today… huzzah…

To be honest some of them I cannot remember ordering… the spiders and two miniatures on the right were freebies.

These are my Dark Elf ‘Spanish’ from Alternative Armies as well as a couple of Bandito’s from their Amerika range.

Now Silver Bayonet has an officer and 7 seven others in his small force… the mathematically astute of you will see two officers and twelve here already, not counting the five irregulars I have already painted… don’t ask me what was going on in my head as I have lost my various lists I made. Some are regulars and some others are going to act as Ekites or grenadiers, but apart from that I actually haven’t got the foggiest.

One of the officers came with a separate sword arm so I glued it on earlier… its a bit on the small side…

I reckon in am going to have to build up the back side of it with greenstuff. On the upside it will strengthen the join a bit.

I have run out of round MDF bases, so may either have to purchase some more or return to using 2p’s. I prefer the MDF as it us a bit softer on the other painted miniatures if something goes awry.

Tomorrow I will try and find the lists and also see why the heck I ordered a drummer as they don’t appear in the ruleset.. I have either ordered one by mistake or have been sent a one in error or an extra freebie…my have got two of the fantasy females instead of just one…