Monday, 6 February 2017

Thunderbolts and Lightning, very, very frightning

Hi all

To return then to my review of my Tengu and onto the support section of the faction available to me.  There are a few excellent models that were available to me but Sanjakubo had to be purchased first, his lightning ranged attack is just so good.  To his official blurb then...

If the Koroko are the soul and heart of the Tengu then the Karasu are the mind. In the Chamber of the Sun the Karasu study the texts written in an age immemorial, learning the secrets of the Kami and how to command them. This has led to a tense relationship with the Koroko who see the use of this knowledge as dangerous. Sanjakubo is an adept Shugenja able to invoke and harness Raijin’s fury against the enemy, or through the use of ancient lore curse 



In my warband Sanjakubo will provide a support role mainly, with his "Strong Mind" trait he can make good use of the Ki feat "Curse Fate" making it harder for enemy models to win melees or further opposed Ki tests.  His ranged attack dishes out a stunned marker each time it hits and with "Raijin's Rage" this could be up to 4 per turn!  

base colours

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With the painting of the mini, due to my faction colour scheme choices he was always going to be a bit dark, I suppose I could have used the Bright Yellow as the base colour for his robes but the sinister and monastic look to them almost demanded that they get painted black.  The yellow would come when I painted the "fetishes" that are randomly laid over the hood and down his back.  I also painted his wings in a series of greys to indicate age (I'm not sure that's how it works in birds but it worked in my head!!).

hope you enjoy
dGG





35 comments:

  1. Lovely figure and painting there Andy, he reminds me of the Skeksis from the Dark Crystal (though with wings of course).

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. I love that film, I remember watching it at the cinema!

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  2. Another great looking addition Andy, I'm not sure I like the sound of "Strong Mind", I can see that becoming very frustrating as an opponent. Remind me again about the base paining. I get the 180 degrees and the mark for the front, but is there any significance in the bands of colour?

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    1. Thanks Michael, not really I have tied them in with my faction colour is all but added brown and not black to the yellow to darken it. I've tried loads of ways to identify the forward LoS but this is the way I've found that I like.

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    2. It certainly looks great and I'm tempted to try something similar when I get to that stage.

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    3. Feel free buddy I basically stole it from Damon..... :-)

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  3. Nice figure, Andy, and it goes without saying, very beautifully painted, too. I thought the same as Roger - lose the wings and he's a Skeksis from "Dark Crystal".

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    1. Definitely Bryan, cracking film and very scary for a 9 year old Gobbo.

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    1. Thanks Martin, I tried for a dark monastic look and think i kinda pulled it off.

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  5. I don't think your photographs have done justice to your painting skills, but clicking and enlarging the photographs helped a lot. I don't know why but I really do like the idea of ths figure(background etc) more so than a lot of the others a the sculpt is superb.

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    1. Sadly I just use an iPad for my photos as I don't have a camera or indeed any skill in photography, I would like to think that they look better in person but you would have to ask someone else as I can always find some criticism in my work.

      The sculpt is lovely and sinister Joe, it really lends itself to the faction!

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  6. Nice addition to your Tengu Andy, another very tempting model very well executed, really like your dark moody colour scheme.

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    1. Thank you Dave, appreciate it. He makes a fine addition to the Tengu cause and will feature heavily!

      On another note, my order arrived and I'm soooooo pleased with the bits. In all honesty I've no idea what I'm going to do with the grave stuff as it is very western/Christianity based rather than oriental, but as soon as I saw that weeping angel statue I had to have them!! Sadly one of the gargoyles wings and holding posts was broken in transit but nothing gorilla glue couldn't fix! Bruce is awesome too :-)

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    2. Sorry it didn't all arrive in one piece, as I'm sure you saw I try to cover any rough handling by the courier. Glad you like Bruce as he is very limited (5 in existence ). Was at a show this weekend and had a few requests for new oriental scenery and a Dragon, so will be more soon

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    3. Can't be helped mate, the packaging was decent and it had fragile all over it, bloody delivery company! Love Bruce, he's on the painting table, love the angel statue just brilliant. I look forward to seeing more stuff.

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    4. Cool, as long as he'snot distracting you from your essay's ! LOL

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    5. He's gonna have to wait a few weeks mate, but he's on it!

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  7. Wait until you see the next Crow Tengu ;)

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    1. As the kids say OMG!! Cannot wait!

      So looking forward to Kuma being released too, hopefully at Salute, I'll pick him up amongst quite a few other minis.....new pirate.....eagles...

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  8. Lovely job. And definitely the right choice in terms of robe colour, I think!

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  9. Yep that definitely has the Skeksis Dark Crystal look, Andy. Which is absolutely no bad thing in my books either. Great painting and those wings are outstanding imho. You're rattling through these with no sign of your painting's quality dropping either!!

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    1. I must admit Simon, I think the wings came out just right!

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  10. Nice work dGG. He looks like he would be a real hassle in a fight!

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    1. He throws chain lightning Rod, just super cool!

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  11. There is something Brian Froud (Dark Crystal) about him. I am reminded of Skecsis! Which brings back memories of my youth. Younger readers will have to look that up no doubt! But very film like! And That is a good thing!

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    1. I loved the film back in the day Clint, been a while since I saw it though

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    2. It has been so long since I have seen Dark Crystal I had to do a search to make sure the comment was appropriate!

      And yes It does look like a Skeksis!

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  12. I like him, very vengeful angel looking!

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  13. Well, he (she?) does look dark, but that's maybe appropriate for a brooding magician?

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  14. He/she does look broody as all good shugenja should...

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  15. Cool looking mini! Nice paintjob as well fella.

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