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Printing and assembling the samurai jinmaku curtains

2021-05-14 by David

We have something new for our samurai range to show off to you today - the Jinmaku Curtains set!

 

Battlefield curtains, or jinmaku, were used by feudal-era samurai as temporary structures for commanders and military meetings. Jinmaku are also used in festivals and theaters, especially for open-air performances.



The main piece of this set is of course the curtained area. This prints in two pieces, without any supports. As you can see, assembly is pretty easy - just glue the cross beam over the entrance, and you're done!





The set comes with some stools and a table too, and the table comes in 3 parts, as shown in the photo above. The table legs are these tall foldable stool pieces (supports not required), and should just be glued to the underside.





Here's the completed table, with a map and some military force markers, and perhaps a messenger's report?





Here's the whole set together, ready for a battlefield strategy meeting.





I'm planning to use a spare cavalry samurai model to sit on one stool as the 'lord' in charge of the army. The stools, by the way, don't require print supports either!





IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCALE - These curtains measure 123mm x 123mm (5"x5") when printed at 100% scale (as shown in the photo above), which is the historically accurate size, however you may find this a touch small for wargaming compared to some 28mm figures (because of the bases).





So if your print bed is big enough, we recommend printing at 120% scale for a larger jinmaku area of 150mm x 150mm (6"x6"), which just seems to fit 28mm gaming models better. As you can see in the photo above, scaling your curtains to 120% gives them a little extra height and width, which helps balance them against size increases from bases on models.





Here's a comparison photo, with both scales. The blank version is on the left (at 100% scale) and the horizontal striped version is on the right (at 120% scale). Both blank and striped versions are included in the set.





So if you can print slightly larger, then we recommend 120% scaling. If you can only print up to 125mm² models (i.e. 100% scaling), then don't worry - it'll still look great!





Here's one final close-up photo of the textures on the curtains. They are sculpted with gentle ripples on the fabric, and you can even see the rope strands clearly. This photo shows the model printed at 120% scale in 0.1mm layers, and is the horizontal striped version of the curtains.

 

This will be hitting the paint desk this week, and should be ready for release very shortly!

 


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