Feb 2, 2015

Zvezda Samurai Battles


Three boxes' worth of Zvezda figures for the Samurai Battles board game. They were quite expensive but there are a bunch of game-specific items on the sprues. The figures are all multi-part and can be built easily.
I plan on using them with SDS and, perhaps at a later date, Lion Rampant. It's going to take a while to build up bigger armies, especially considering the fact that at this time I do not want to expand this part of the collection.


The armored samurai have a uniform red armor and blue clothes, the banners are the same blue. Nothing fancy. For the armor I used a crimson basecoat, a burnt umber glaze and then a red drybrush at some places.


The horses had some washes as well, again, nothing complicated.


This is going to be a single figure in SDS, but they are on the same plastic base so they needed a larger square plasticard one as well.


The non-camouflaged ninjas, one will feature in the SDS warband.

10 comments:

  1. "AHHH YAH!" (Translated means, "Great work!)

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    1. As the great war poet once said, ヤギのスープ - "blessed are those who comment at the setting of the sun'.

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  2. Very nice work! I do appreciate a good samurai, and these are good samurai :-)

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  3. Very nice. I have long admired the Zvezda samurai figures, mounted and unmounted. Only the strictest discipline has prevented my beginning a whole new project...

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes I wish I had that discipline!

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  4. Very cool minis, Andras. Zvezda has their own idea of what is 1/72 scale but their sculpting is uniformly excellent.

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    1. Thank you - most of their figures are on the large side but it actually helps with the detail and thus the painting.

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