Wednesday, 14 October 2015

First Buntai done for Ronin!

Alright, time for another update as I've actually be sorta productive lately.

As you can probably tell from the headline, I've gotten the first buntai done, with these guys being painted.

From left to right, it's another Samurai, the leader of the buntai who'll probably be named eventually but is a Samurai in game terms, an Ashigaru with the buntai banner and an Ashigaru with a yari, a japanese spear.
The entire buntai of Takeda Shingen thus looks like this:

Pardon the poor picture, I'll have to find a better solution for photo'ing larger numbers of models. It's a bit of a challenge with my current setup. I might return and add some more details, but for now these'll be sidelined until the 3 buntai are done.
This means the first buntai is done and I can start work on the next - Uesugi Kenshin's men, sent out to raid the Takeda territories.
I've decided to change the list I was working with, however, and I'll be using the Ikko-ikki list instead of the samurai-focused Bushi list. This'll hopefully make for a more diverse series of battles. I've had to order some more models from the Perrys to do so, but I'll be able to start with some of the samurai - despite being a bunch of rowdy buddhist fanatics, there'll still be a couple of samurai to herd the rabble in the right direction.

And to keep this post from being entirely historical, I put the finishing touches on the first Keisotsu Butai for my JSA. He's a tester and there's plenty of faults or things that could be better, but he's done, so yay for that.
Also, based on some kind feedback from Maru and Icchan over on the infinity forums, I've tweaked the sword and the base on Shinobi Kitsune. Didn't get the base in the picture tho, due to momentary stupidity on my part. :) Not sure it actually shows, but it is a bit darker.

So yeah, getting closer with a fair few projects.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Progress on the Buntai and others

So, it's been a little while. I actually completed the antipode handler and Kitsune a while ago, but I've been having camera problems and couldn't get a decent picture of either.

They're done tho, and I'm well pleased with Shinobu Kitsune. She's a heck of a model, fiddly to put together but once I got to grips with the painting, she was fun. Sadly, the glaze-method I was trying out on the sword failed miserably, so I had to redo it, but it turned out well in the end I think.

There's less to say about the Antipode Handler, she bascially just got a decent-but-basic paintjob and now she's just waiting for her pups to move up the painting queue before I can field her. I'm enjoying the new CAD-sculpted Infinity models, details are nice and crisp.

The pups might be a while tho, I'll be trying to get 3 more Keisotsu Butai painted first. I've actually got the first tester done as well, but his pics turned out poorly and he's getting consigned to the next update.

I'm moving forward with the Ronin Buntais as well, and had a productive evening yesterday where the last 3 ashigaru archers got finished. The samurai's been done for a day or three.

The first Buntai, the forces of Takeda Shingen, is getting closer to done, now, and I only need to paint another 4 models - 2 samurai, an ashigaru-gashira with a spear and one with a banner:

I'm hoping to have some of them done over the weekend. The ashigaru will be painted in the same manner as the ones already done, but I'm hoping to include a bit more diversity in the samurai. After this Buntai is done, I'll be starting work on either Uesugi Kenshin's Ikko-Ikkei or the relatively small Oda Nobunagawa force.

As always, comments, criticism or questions are more than welcome.