As a counterpoint to carrying two swords, most Korean swordsmen preferred a little defense with their offense.
I admit to being rather reticent to tackle these guys as the colorful shields are easy to make too campy. I tried to stick with reference colors from images available on-line from various Korean museums, however these still came out too vibrant. I need to find a way to tone them down with light pastels to get the right finish. The dark wash and satin varnish helped somewhat, but I still not happy with the results.
These swordsmen were significantly more abundant than their two-bladed counterparts, so I plan on doing two units of 12 rather than groups of 6. That gives me 18 more tries to get the shields right!
I found some pictures on-line to show what the real thing should look like (at least according to the Korean war museum)