Welcome back to the blog!
I have managed to get some work done, and thus have decided what factions I now have at my disposal.
I have settled to paint my two factions as the red Takeda and green Shimazu. The red being Takeda was a choice that was easy to make as I ordered the samurai army big box. This box comes with Takeda water transfers, which makes my life easier when I don’t have do the clan mons freehanding. The shimazu where a more difficult pick, as there is a plethora of interesting clans in this era of time. My choice was actually quite a lot influenced by Shogun 2 total war, as I love to play as the Shimazu clan.
The biggest problem will be to freehand the Shimazu mon on the back banner, as it is a circle with a cross inside of it. I also reasoned that this might actually be the easiest one to try my hand on, unless I find some transfers to buy on the net. Thus far my search has not delivered any results, as I have been unable to find any transfers at all. Alternatively I could try to print them on ordinary paper, cutting them out with a knife and then gluing them on, but I don’t look forward to that kind of a job..
This of course don’t mean that they couldn’t have allies from another faction, as I happened to find a nice honeycomb pattern metal mesh from a hair dryer I could use as a template for an Asai mon. This also scored me some NiCrome (I think and hope) wire to use in a DIY foam cutter build!
Stay tuned for the next one!