Monday, December 24, 2012

From TamsinP: Ronin #47 (20 points)


Tamsin begins her dash up the roster with submitting her Challenge Ronin.

From Tamsin:
This figure is a mid/late 1980s Citadel Miniatures Samurai in 25mm (although to be fair, by then Citadel were pushing towards 28mm). Rather than going for riotous colours, I opted for a more muted brown look. The painting took a day (during which I was also doing work on some other figures) and used a series of thinned down layers of paint to bring out the richness of the colours on the cloth. All parts of the figure got at least 3 levels of shading (some 4 or 5), before receiving a Klear/ink coat to seal the paint and shade the recesses. Folowing a matt varnish spray, the cloth and hair were given a brush-on coat of satin varnish; the sword blade and scabbards got a coat of gloss varnish.



Lovely work Tamsin, thanks so much! I really like seeing these 'Old Skool' Citadel castings. They bring back memories of a varied and vibrant Games Workshop, back before they became dominated by their established corporate branding (Warhamer, 40K, LOTR, etc.).  Ronin #47 will give Tamsin 20 points for her entry on the Challenge Points Roster. Well done!

10 comments:

  1. Nice job there good start to the comp

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  2. Good job Tamsin. I love those old citadel Samurai

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  3. Good stuff Tamsin,
    I love the old citadel figures
    Peace James

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  4. very nice, lots of motion in that fellow.Looking forward to seeing some more of your work as I have missed it lately

    Ian

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  5. Nice work and like the movement on the figure.

    Christopher

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  6. Looks great Tamsin. Awesome to see and old school model!

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  7. An small treasure from other times. Very nice, Tamsin.

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  8. A very nice figure Tamsin, what a great pose.

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  9. Thanks guys - I truly enjoyed painting this guy up. The old skool Citadel figures are really nice, but must have been a b***er to cast with so much undercut detail.

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