Im not certain whether this figure is supposed to be an ashiguru or samurai (or something else) but for the purposes of this post, he is a ronin.
Im still working out how I will translate the palette through the various miniatures that I have lined up for the Shonen Knives project, so I painted this guy alone, rather than as part of a batch (unlike the batch painted ninja and samurai recently). Im pleased with how he turned out though.
The Aly Morrison sculpting really is gorgeous, his characterful face was a treat to paint. Its hard to tell if he is just a straightforward bad guy, an anti-hero or some down on his luck guy with a shady past that gives his life to save the widow and her kid by killing loads of proper dirtbags in front of a burning house at the end of the movie, if you know what I mean. Thats perfect. I find it rare to see so much expression in a 28mm figure.
A post with a slightly higher head count soon I hope.