This is the second undead samurai model that I've finished. I had painted this model previously as a test model, with yellows on the robes rather than the browns and reds here.
I am still settling on a theme for this unit, and the army overall, but think that brown, black and red, with rusty oranges and yellows is going to give me what I am after.
Li-Che is one of the undead samurai citadel models from 1985. Some of the sculpts have heaps of character. I've painted this model up to look old and rusty, with lots of browns, oranges, yellows etc.
I painted the hat a little differently to other parts of the model, going for a base of purple, highlighting up to red. I did this mainly to help it stand out a little, and add some subtle variety to the unit.
Some of these round bases with the slot are pretty old, and have been painted quite a few times over the years. You can see that the rim of this one is starting to show it's age, with a fair amount of paint build up on it. I have never thought of stripping paint from old bases, but it looks like I will have to!