Friday, 28 July 2017

Mizuki Ito

Hi all

Continuing on with the deadly women of the Ito clan, we have the Queen of the hebi - bride of the great kami Orochi.  Here is her blurb on GCT's website....

Another daughter of the Ito clan succumbed to the temptation of Orochi’s Blessing. Once a beautiful child of the Ito, with many a samurai lord interested in claiming her hand for a son. That was all before she started the visions that led her to her one and only partner, for now she is wed to Orochi. The Blessing awakening a deep power within her, granting her the power to grant minor gifts to fellow believers to conduct Orochi’s bidding.

This awesome model is a hefty investment in points at 12 rice but in my opinion worth the cost (although in a recent game she fluffed her lines).  She is a pure support model, with a poor melee profile so I lined her up with a Temple Asp as a bodyguard, if she does get in melee she does pack a bit of poison that can puts the hurt on her opponents and her "Fear (5)" can cause them to pause for thought.  However she does offer some unique skills that can either buff her friends or hinder her foes, Her Ki feats are excellent - "Blessing of Orochi" buffs her followers with a plethora of skills to choose from. "Paralyze" is really useful at causing enemy combatants in melee to lose dice with "held" and become "slow" meaning they strike last.  My fave though has to be "Obey", the chance to take control of one of my opponent's models even for a single activation can change the turn on its head and if she fires it off twice....





Paint wise, I obviously stuck with my theme colours and ensuring that the nest of vipers that make up her hair follow the red viper concept.

At the end of the day, she is an amazing model and fits beautifully into my warband, despite her shocker in a recent game I think she will be a stalwart of my Ito.

hope you enjoy
dGG

24 comments:

  1. What an absolutely amazing miniature. Beautifully executed.

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    1. Thank you Hils, she's a cracking model

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  2. Gorgeus model, and well executed paint work Andy, may well have to get this model for my clan

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    1. She would make a fine addition matey!

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  3. I don`t know why, I really dont`, but she reminds me of that Salute "Nimue" model (which I have assembled and started to paint.... WOW she`s awesome). Your Mizuki is absolutely amazing, and will be a brave and noble addition to (one time) Ito, or Orochi.

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    1. Cheers Steve, she really is rather lovely

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  4. Oooh...now that one I like. Sort of an Oriental Medusa, like the one from Clash of the Titans. Whilst the rest of this faction doesn't really grab me (of the models I've seen so far), this one I could see myself using for...something. or that would be my justification for buying her anyway. Although I doubt mine would end up looking half as good as yours.

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    1. Thanks Jez, she is rather marvellous!

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  5. those new bases MAKE the minis don`t they.

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    1. They finish off the mini so well, the guy who makes them is a really nice chap too

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  6. She really is a cool looking model. Nice work dGG! I don't think I'd want to be her hair stylist though...

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  7. You are currently, without a doubt, doing your best paint-jobs currently. Awesome stuff from the Baron of Bushido :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, these minis are making me work harder!

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  8. Now that one I do like, haven't been grabbed by any of the others in this little lot, but she is a stunner!! like your colour choices better than the original too.

    Cheers roger.

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    1. Fair play Roger, she is a stunner though!

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  9. Stunning model, beautifully rendered.

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  10. Was that tail a pain to stick on/pin? Looks tricky from here.

    Fan bloody tastic work mate.

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    1. It wasn't too bad mate, just some filler for the gaps

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