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Author Topic: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?  (Read 2204 times)

Offline Penchour

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I'm busy building a few elements for a Ronin table (Samurai skirmish, 16th century), and I'm actually tracking small pieces. I bought stuff from the Kensei line (stone graves, baskets, etc.) but I'm still looking for a few good lanterns. I spotted Armorcast and JJK ones, but the delivery is simply too expesive. So I was wondering where I could get my hand on some of those things in Europe ?

Anyone's got an idea ?

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 09:01:25 AM »
Ishidori stone lanterns?

Hovels has them in their line.

Here's a reasonably close picture of one of mine:

http://www.smallcuts.net/photo/?id=11078
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 09:05:10 AM by maxxon »
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Offline Penchour

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 02:13:52 PM »
Thanks maxxon, I checked it and they're really unexpensive.. Now, with £10 minimum order and a lantern at £0.30, I might start a whole highway  lol

There was a terrain producer named "minis & scenery" that planned producing material for the (late) Okko game.



I seems to be dead by now ?

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 09:33:06 PM »
Have you looked at Oshiro Models?  They have an extensive range of Japanese stuff.
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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 08:24:29 AM »
Thanks maxxon, I checked it and they're really unexpensive.. Now, with £10 minimum order and a lantern at £0.30, I might start a whole highway  lol

Are you sure you didn't check the 15mm section by mistake? I think they're more like 1 quid each.

The japanese walls are also nice (also visible in my pic).

Hovels is also carried by Spirit Games, in case you want something else on the side.

Offline Penchour

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 12:28:26 PM »
@ Malamute : Indeed, that's the first palce I went ^^ Yet the catalogue doesn't include stone lanterns :/

@ Maxxon : ... you're totally right, I should wear my glasses more often (getting old I guess). I checked Spirit Gaames and they seem to have some stuff I might find useful, thanks for bringing it to my attention ;)

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 01:15:28 PM »
Wooden lanterns are certainly more common in normal environs and the stone ones are usually only found in temples etc  :)

cheers

James

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 02:13:32 PM »
Wooden lanterns are certainly more common in normal environs and the stone ones are usually only found in temples etc  :)

cheers

James

 lol Be assured I'm most seriously considering your production, Sir. I just need to find a way better wage (that shouldn't be so difficult ... in normal times) to get my hands on every toys I want from you ;)
More seriously, I'm working on a mountainous board for now, including a very small village (5 to 6  dwellings and a barn so far) plus an aging shrine/temple. That's why I need a couple of stone lanterns. I'm considering wooden stuff is more common in plains or closer to places of higher passage: roads, Inns, etc.. Now I might be wrong: in that matter, you're a far better source of knowledge than I am.

Offline Buntaro

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Re: feudal Japan terrain : where to find japanese lanterns in Europe ?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 10:53:14 AM »
Hi,

I'm also looking for tōrō.  ;)
If it helps, I have found that on the web :

http://www.truffaut.com/produit/figurine-feng-shui-en-resine/36571/25261
It's a french store and I've planed to have a look at them this week-end. For tōrō they may be a bit big but I think I have seen vey huge tōrō so...

I let you now.

 

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