Saturday, December 29, 2012

From Curt: 30mm Samurai with 'Meganata' (5 points)


I have a couple larger projects on the go but I thought I'd keep in the mix by popping in with a single figure now and again. I found this model deep in my 'Miscellaneous' bin and thought I'd prime it up and put on a lick of paint. 



This is a model from the Clan War miniature range. I'm not sure if these figures are still around but I remember that they had some really nice castings, though they are a tad largish in comparison to regular 28s.


I always liked the look of the red armour from the movies 'Ran' and 'Heaven and Earth' (not the Tommy Lee Jones film) so I thought I'd try something similar.


His polearm is a little over the top but I was too lazy to swap it out with something less 'heroic'. (I'm going to call it a 'Meganata', yeah that's it...)

This lad will chip me 5 points. WooHoo!

27 comments:

  1. Very cool figure. I have tons of those Clan War gathering dust in my garage...they were nice figures indeed.

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    1. Yeah, I remember them being quite popular at the time. Maybe we can work something so I can get a couple more from you? Drop me a note.

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  2. He looks great, I would not like to see him charging towards me!!

    Ian

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    1. He does look suitably ferocious, doesn't he.

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  3. Really nice, the red armour came out beautifully.

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  4. He's a serious looking chap and well painted. Lovely basing too!

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  5. Oh and they still seem to be available:
    http://www.veltd.net/28mmclanwar.htm

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    1. Ah, cool! Its nice that they are being made available as there are some nice sculpts in the range.

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  6. A fantastic figure, Curt. I like a lot your choice of colours.

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    1. Thanks Juan, he just seemed to be calling out to be painted red...

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    1. Thanks Dave, you need to a Samurai & Cowboy themed game. I think there are a few movies/comic books based on this premise.

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    2. oh its already crossed my mind...the Magnificent 7 Samuria , with due inspiration from Kurosawa and Yul Brynner - be careful what ya wish for...

      Samurais is creeping up the project list...

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  8. Very nice; I didn't realize the range was "over-sized" - will keep this in mind in case I need an "heroic" sized leader or character. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks very much Dean! Its not that they are that much taller, just beefier. But yes, they certainly have that gravitas about them.

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  9. Nice work Curt! Love the red and yellow paintjob.

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    1. Cheers Fran! We've been missing your commentary over the hols, hope you had a good one!

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