I hit the "lacquered" bits of armor with some gloss varnish to provide a bit of a shine.
That blade means business!
Ahh, this takes me back to our '47 Ronin' theme from the 3rd Challenge - good memories. These are absolutely gorgeous David! I love the monk's orange robes, and Sada is brilliant in his lacquered armour, but I'm particularly taken by his standard bearer who is holding the stabilizing cords - a wonderful model and very evocative of the period.
I'm going to give extra points for the mon and the casualty figure so 55 points total. Well done David!