Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Oni of Souls

hi all

I'm still painting up the huge monsters from the Rising Sun board game and this time I can show you - The Oni of Souls!

There are several different Oni in the base game and I'll show them each week with a little more information, taken directly from Wikipedia.  Now once again I know this is very lazy research as wiki isn't the most reliable source, but these days it seems I'm always strapped for time as I'm once again facing academia in order to push on towards advanced paramedic practice.

Anyhoo - the Oni

Oni () are a kind of yōkai, supernatural demon, devils, ogre, or troll in Japanese folklore. They are typically portrayed as hulking figures with one or more horns growing out of their heads. Stereotypically, they are conceived of as red or blue-colored (green-colored), wearing loincloths of tiger pelt, and carrying iron clubs.
They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature, and theatre,[1] and appear as stock villains in the well-known fairytales of Momotaro (Peach Boy), Issun-bōshi, and Kobutori Jīsan

This "miniature" was a little more complicated than the others I have done so far (and this trend continues...) but still enjoyable to paint.  I started with a base coat of "Rotting Flesh" from Vallejoand covered it with green wash before highlighting it back to a lurid green/yellow tone. I then stuck with neutral colours for the rest of his attire - chestnut brown for the fur and grey/green for the breeches and finally Khaki for the leather pieces.  The corpses that he has on the Yari were painted with a pale flesh and washed with purple before highlighting back up to almost white and a little Taimya clear red for the gore, disappointingly I then matt varnished the model and it dulled the blood down... note to self...

anyway, hope you enjoy


  1. Good job on a rather disturbing mini.

  2. Excellent paint job on a very sinister figure. Those headless corpses are really disturbing.

  3. Great painting on the Oni Andy, not sure on the pose with the sword floating off the base, but minor niggle

    1. I presume it’s meant to be tip to the floor but I agree it’s a bit annoying

  4. Am I right in guessing that this figure is huge ?
    I's a great figure and you've really gone to town on the detailing - great bit of painting.

  5. What a shockingly disconcerting mini, Andy. Well-painted and large too, but definitely disconcerting...

  6. Oh wqow! Another deeply disturbing miniature, but beautifully realised.