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Ming army project (Battle of Byeokjegwan,1593)

Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 03 Oct 2022, 01:35

Beautiful, precise Samurai as always. The end result is always so lovely!
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Posted by lirui on 28 Oct 2022, 17:25

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Posted by santifernandez on 28 Oct 2022, 17:53

impeccable paint job.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 28 Oct 2022, 19:59

santifernandez wrote:impeccable paint job...

...as always! :drool:

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Posted by Bessiere on 29 Oct 2022, 03:31

Superb. :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 30 Oct 2022, 10:48

I love the figures!
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Posted by Peter on 02 Nov 2022, 19:14

Wonderfull painted cavalry! :love:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 10 Nov 2022, 12:04

Good to see the new metal sculpts being painted! You have a truly vast collection now.

I was just wondering looking at these soldiers - the inner sleeves underneath the metal plate are all different colours. So they can be any colour?

Also red brigandine seems to be standard, but parade guards on《出警入跸圖》wear predominantly blue, while guards on 《徐顯卿宦跡圖》wear undyed brigandine (cotton fabrics are naturally yellow if undyed, i.e. what would be known as "nankeen"). So red and blue were the most common?
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Posted by lirui on 05 Dec 2022, 17:29

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The five-color military flag, "gold, wood, water, fire and earth", white for gold, blue for wood, black for water, red for fire and yellow for earth.
In ancient times, there was no such advanced information technology as modern, and the battlefield situation was changing rapidly. If there was no clear visual language instead of military information and action orders to communicate, military aircraft would be delayed. In the vast ancient battlefield for the rapid and accurate transmission of information needs, military language was born. Among these complex flag languages, the Five Elements theory, which has the characteristics of Oriental philosophy, has influenced all aspects of military actions with a concise language system. The ancients associated the five elements with military information and military orders and created the "Five square Flag", also known as the "Five Elements Flag". The five elements are matched with the five colors, namely "white, blue, yellow, black and red".
If you meet an enemy while marching and the weapon is made of metal, the weapon represents the enemy and is associated with "gold", the flag bearer of the five square flags will hold a white flag corresponding to the "gold" element in the five elements. If the vanguard comes across a dense forest and is blocked, the tree is associated with "wood" and the flag bearer will raise a blue flag corresponding to the "wood" element; In case of enemy fire attack, fire attack is related to "fire", then it is necessary to raise the red flag corresponding to "fire" element; If marching near a lake or a river is related to "water", a black flag corresponding to "water" will be raised; If there is a wide flat land ahead and no emergency situation occurs, the flag bearer directs the troops to pass safely. Since the flat land is associated with "soil", the yellow flag corresponding to the "soil" element is raised.
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Posted by lirui on 05 Dec 2022, 17:42

OwenChpw wrote:Good to see the new metal sculpts being painted! You have a truly vast collection now.

I was just wondering looking at these soldiers - the inner sleeves underneath the metal plate are all different colours. So they can be any colour?

Also red brigandine seems to be standard, but parade guards on《出警入跸圖》wear predominantly blue, while guards on 《徐顯卿宦跡圖》wear undyed brigandine (cotton fabrics are naturally yellow if undyed, i.e. what would be known as "nankeen"). So red and blue were the most common?


The border cavalry were usually red or dark brown, some of their officers wear blue or green to stand out; Infantry and messengers were generally blue. Not always. Sometimes the whole unit wore yellow.

red > blue > dark brown > yellow green
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Posted by Peter on 05 Dec 2022, 18:05

That are some impressive flags! :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 Dec 2022, 10:18

Really impressive! But they look heavy.
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Posted by lirui on 06 Dec 2022, 13:25

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Posted by Bessiere on 06 Dec 2022, 19:36

Superb figures and very interesting description of their flag system. I like the holistic aspect of how the colors were used, giving commanders immediate knowledge of conditions of units within sight. At the very top of the flags would those be something like pheasant feathers?
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Posted by lirui on 07 Dec 2022, 14:22

Bessiere wrote:pheasant feathers?


Thank you for finding this word for me. I think it's completely accurate :lol:
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Posted by lirui on 30 Mar 2023, 17:32

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Posted by k.b. on 30 Mar 2023, 18:09

WOOOOW! Absolutely stunning. Congratulations!
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Posted by Bessiere on 30 Mar 2023, 18:45

Just incredible. The precision of your painting is remarkable but your long term commitment to completing such an enormous project is such a rarity in today's world. Keeping artistic traditions alive is important and you are making a singular mark in that respect
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Posted by k.b. on 31 Mar 2023, 17:30

I find myself coming back to this thread time and time again. Truly inspiring, although these oriental figures/uniforms are too intimidating for me to contemplate. Thank you for posting here
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Posted by C M Dodson on 31 Mar 2023, 18:16

Simply beautiful work in a league of its own.

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