Due to some complications in my personal life, my wargaming activities have been at a low level for the past couple of months. However, now and then, I find the time to paint some figures. I am slowly working at my backlog of figures acquired during the past 20 years, in the hopes of ending up with 0 (yes, zero) unpainted figures a year from now. Is that a choir of maniacal laughter I hear in the background?
Anyway, here’s my latest paint job. A bunch of old Ral Partha samurai figures, currently sold by Iron Wind (Iron WInd took over much of the Ral Partha catalogue). Ral Partha once was a giant in the fantasy miniature scene in the eighties and nineties, but I haven’t followed them anymore since a long time.
The figures are painted to a rather quick gaming standard (I’ve always been a gamer first, painter second), and given the Army Painter Quick Shade dip treatment. I use the medium tone, and so far, most figures I’ve dipped in the brown goo come out pretty ok.
The building in the background is Japanese Temple the from John Jenkins designs. The happy buddha is a cheap figure from an oriental trinket store, the lion statues are Temple Dogs from Ainsty Castings. The photograph is a bit oversaturated, but oh well.
Time to organize some Samurai skirmish games …