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Fresh-Faced New User

Hi guys. So rather than working on the countless 28mm samurai that I should be painting, I decided to make myself some 6mm scale atakebune for some reason. I made the master out of plasticard, moulded it up in three components, cast it up in resin and quickly painted a small fleet under the Murakami banner.
Now I want more, can anyone recommend any 6mm samurai figs to go with them, and suitably scaled decals for either the Oda or Óuchi clans? If anyone could recommend a game to use them in too that would be great

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Napoleonics Obsesser


Wow, a surprisingly unique and niche model!

Are you going to build some Korean Turtle ships to face off against these?

Do you like Free Wargames?
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Longtime Dakkanaut


Outstanding work!
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Fresh-Faced New User

Thanks guys.

I'm actually going to keep my battles solidly in the Seto inland sea, which means no Korean Turtles unfortunately. Just samurai vs samurai/wako. So there'll be a lot of smaller wooden ships in my future.
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Fresh-Faced New User

After too many failed attempts at sculpting or fabricating a sail, I present my fourth atakebune, this time sailing under the control of Ōuchi Yoshitaka. The Ōuchi clan were regularly at odds with the Noshima Murakami pirates between the 1530s and 1540s and will be the opposition in my naval battles.

The sail for those who are interested is a sheet of greenstuff, rolled as thinly as possible then draped over an oiled baked bean tin. Once dry it peels off easily and holds it's shape well.

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Scouting Shadow Warrior

Amazing work. The ships are great, as are the bases. Is it acrylic withe some water foam affect?

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Fresh-Faced New User

Thank you. The base is a plain clear perspex rectangle, topped with extra thick body clear gloss acrylic medium (mixed with a little prussian blue), after that was dry I added the foam, which is Woodland Scenics realistic water and soft flake snow, mixed into a paste and daubed on. Once dry, everything got a drybrush of white. Quick and easy.
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Fresh-Faced New User

I've finally completed three atakebune at full sail, under the banner of clan Óuchi. Bringing me up to three Óuchi and three Murakami ships, enough for a little game... now onto making the master for some smaller ships to accompany them.

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