Still got some Temple of Ro-Kan to review from prior to Salute and it's very easy to be excited about this one, the awesome male Kitsune, a Yokai (class of supernatural beings in Japanese Folklore) called Kyuubi. Here is his blurb from the website.
Unlike the female Kitsune the males of this mysterious and seclusive yokai race cannot shapeshift and instead keep the form of an anthropomorphic fox. Kyuubi is a skilled warrior and hunter of those his people feel are to blame for the current imbalance in Jwar. He serves a swift and decisive punishment to those Shisai and Shugenja abusing the spirits for their own ends. Waiting silently in the cover of the foliage before striking like a vengeful spirit against the enemies of the Temple.
I love the figure for Kyuubi, so I wanted to do right by him. I wanted to stick to natural earthy colours and emphasise the animal nature of the sculpt. trying to stick with my orange theme for my Temple faction I painted his fox fur in orange but shaded it with brown ink not red. Because of this I couldn't paint his clothing in orange as well so went for Khaki and a lovely greyish colour for his cloak - this was Vallejo German Field Grey shaded with black ink. His tunic was painted with Vallejo US Olive Green and shaded with green ink. Looking at him I'm very pleased with the result, however I've just noticed in the photos that I've painted his eyes white when they should be yellow. I may very well get around to this, at some point, maybe......
Last but by no means least I have Ashinaga Tenaga, this bizarre pairing comprises of a long legged being (the Ashinaga) with legs up to two Jo (6 metres) and a long armed being (the Tenaga) with arms up to three Jo (9 metres). Here is the blurb from the website.
Again I had to go with more natural looking colours but painted the breeches of the chaps in orange to tie in with my theme.
In the game, I'm planning on using the Ashinaga Tenaga to slow and hold powerful characters until Po or others can deal with them. Kyuubi is more of an fast, ambush type chap, dashing forward and striking hard before disappearing.
That's my Temple Faction complete for now, no doubt I will add more to them at some point, probably the female Kitsune and more monks as well as Aiko and Gorilla and other stand out models but I want another faction to oppose them so onwards and upwards!
I wrote this post prior to Salute and there are some more editions to my Temple faction post Salute so i'm sorry if this post is a bit contradictory (im also working nights at the moment so my head is a bit scrambled!) but in the meantime.....
Hope you enjoy
Hope you enjoy
figs bought:painted (difference)