As alluded to in the prior post, brushwork continues on the 15mm Samurai Battles project. The second, Japanese unit off the painting desk this week, is a 19 figure stand of Ikko Ikki from Peter Pig. This unit is made up of a mix of peasant farmers of both armored and unarmored varieties.
Rather than using Dullcote as typical, I have been giving each finished unit in the Samurai Battles project a clear, top coat of satin finish. To me, the satin finish enhances the look of the lacquered armor. In the case of the bareheaded Ikko Ikki, it makes their heads shine too!
This is a fun project and good to see action at the painting desk. Many more bags of Japanese remain to hit the painting table. Completing these two units motivates me to get this collection out onto the gaming table again. With the next game employ these forces using Samurai Battles or Impetvs?