I refuse to call this a new project. Sure, I broke my new miniatures rule early. O.k. technically these are the first Korean miniatures I have painted... but, and this is significant, these guys will face off against my Saga/Lion Rampant Samurai skirmish army. Thus they are an augmentation of an existing project. Convinced yet? Me neither, but I went to Korea this year and became interested in the Imjin War after visiting Jinju. so, yeah, now I have Korean minis to paint.
I opted to start this group with some Guerrillas. The stories of the "Righteous Armies" seemed most appealing and lend themselves well to skirmish gaming.
These two unit are comprised of 12 figures each from the Perry Choson / Imjin war line. You get a mix of weapons with the castings which makes it easy to get a varied look. The peasant armies wore primarily white, so I stole a page from Dean's book and used his method. The figures were primed in white and base coated. I then hit them with a matte finish sealer before giving them a wash with English Tudor primer. Then it was back to highlights. I tried to keep it simple with some flashes of red to make things pop.
No banners yet, as I havn't found the right inspiration yet. The ones available at the Perry website are more for regular military units. I have some archers to do next, I am considering creating mixed units for Lion Rampant to give them a proper Guerilla feel.