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Monday, April 7, 2014

42mm Samurai: It's about to get all ascetic in here

(The head is just tacked in here; but it is a separate piece, so it can be
placed and rotated as you see fit.)
Here's the (soon-to-be) latest addition to Steve Barber's 42mm samurai range. He's a yamabushi monk who partook in battle just as much as the sohei. This one is armed with a staff, but can also be armed with a naginata.

This figure looks like it will be loads of fun to paint with all the costume details -- the bows and tassles, the geta sandals, the yuigesa (those fluffly balls on his chest), the small black tokin hat; behind him is an animal fur that served as a soft seat for when the monk rested on mountain rocks.
And that netted baggy item to his front is a conch shell horn, which was used during ceremonies and to signal a monk's presence to other solitairy yamabushi in the mountains.

I think this figure will look great paint, and he'll be a nice addition to the growing range (and my own collection.)

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