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Sunday, May 4, 2014
Edo Street Gang and the boss
Here is the last figure from the latest order. I repainted him a couple times because I wasn't happy with the other designs I had picked put for the haori and kimono. I finally settled on the Hiroshige waves.
The head is an old man head that isn't yet available; I'm having all of my commissioned figures come with separate heads so that maybe I can have Steve put together a "head pack" for all your 42mm conversion needs. The body is from SAM38 unarmored samurai in haori. The only other conversion work I did with the boss was to replace the separate (but included) pewter scabbard piece with one I hammered out of brass (to add extra durability; I like my figures to be able to stand up to rigorous handling.)
It was fun painting all of these, and they form a nice colorful gang; finally, a group that can go up against my small entourage of sword school students. I think I will get a few more of the bandit swordsmen and another figure to be their boss, and form another gang. I have enough of Steve Barber's 42mm samurai now for plenty of skirmish action -- small OR large.