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Duck21’s Bushido Blog.

 

Ok I finished with commissions for a while. Now I can concentrate on my Bushido minis. 
Here I will be posting pictures of competed miniatures and progress shots. First I will be concentrating on my Temple of Ro-Kan.
Here’s a couple of bases I made. 
 
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Wow, i particulary like Yumi's with the pots :)

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Stunning!

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Yep have to agree they are really nicely done.

Looking forward to seeing what our resident painting competition winner will submit for the 1st wave comp.

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Here’s my third bushido miniature  Atsuko. I also posted pictures of my competition pieces Ekusa and Kitsune. I know you seen them before but I want to keep everything in one place.  Kitsune is shown from more angles this time as well.

 

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Very good mate, look forward to your next mini, whats on the table?

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Very good mate, look forward to your next mini, whats on the table?

 

At the moment I’m painting Yumi and Fox. And sculpting bases for Araka and Wu-Zang.  I have a couple of monstrous bats in my bits box which originally came with Avatars of War Vampire countess. I think they’ll look great on Wu-Zang’s base. 
 
Now tell me what’s on your table? Female fire monk perhaps. Is she coming out next wave?
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She's not in the next wave... Orphan and spirit, Buddha Oni, Shugenja and... you'll just have to wait :-)

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She's not in the next wave... Orphan and spirit, Buddha Oni, Shugenja and... you'll just have to wait :-)

 

 

Really disappointed female fire monk isn’t coming out yet. Surprised shogenja was for Prefecture. I thought it was going to be something for Ro-Kan. So what about my primary faction? 
 
Anyway  here are the bases for Araka and Wu-Zang. 
 
 
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That base for Wu is superb. Where did the extra bats come from? (started to paint him myself-as a sub par painter he is so annoying to paint , so small I have no chance of giving him a decent paint job)

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Really disappointed female fire monk isn’t coming out yet. Surprised shogenja was for Prefecture. I thought it was going to be something for Ro-Kan. So what about my primary faction? 
 
 
Lol, i'm sure you'll survive the dissapointment, as for the temple all shall be revealed in the next update.
 
Again lovely bases!
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That base for Wu is superb. Where did the extra bats come from?

They came with Avatars of War Vampire Countess.

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Duck21, great bases. Have you ever thought of casting them and selling them?

Araka's base looks great. I'd love a set for my Cult.

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Duck21, great bases. Have you ever thought of casting them and selling them?

Araka's base looks great. I'd love a set for my Cult.

They asked me the same thing in my LGS few days ago. But I’m afraid I don’t know anything  about casting resin. 

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Just finished Yumi. I went for restaurant fight theme for the base. The smashed Japanese plate on the floor is in Imari style.  The blue & white vase is in Seto style.  Just so you know.

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Absolutely amazing. The detail on the vase is sublime

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Wow! You have a very good and unique style of painting. I think it is a really good sign of quality when you could look at a model and know who has painted it and you are one of the few miniature painters who I think I could say that about. the face is very well done and I thoroughly agree with Deathjesters comments on the vase.

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I thoroughly agree, this is lovely. Great work.

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Dude your style is great. I love all the understated natural colours, really creates an atmosphere. Kitsune's my favourite, she looks less cute and more scary! Also her base is amazing. Well done!

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Buff!!! It's everything amazing!!! You're very good at modelling and painting :)

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staggering, love the bases they bring the models to life:)

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Here’s Aiko‘s and Ichiro’s bases. Does the bonsai tree look familiar ? It came out a little bigger then I wanted, but it’s okay overall. 

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Amazing:)

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Here’s more pictures from my workbench. I wanted to do a base for Riku as well when I’m still in base making mode, but Leisure games haven’t received delivery from Wayland Games yet. Hopefully I’ll get my hands on wave 4 early next week.

Watch this space. Soon I’m going to post pictures of Gorilla I just finished painting.  

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What are the bases made out of? 

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They are from Milliput Toby. Standard yellow grey. 
Spoiler:  I’m doing Araka for bushido competition.

 

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As promised here’s the gorilla. Expect Aiko and Kitsune fox form very soon.

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Here’s the Kitsune’s Fox form. I’m going to try to finish as many of my Ro-Kan minis before Salute as I can. 

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Here’s Riku’s base. Thought I’d raise him a bit higher than that water thing. And sculpt some waves to tie the whole thing to the base a bit more. 
 
Putting finishing  touches to Aiko.  She should  be finished later today. Pictures will fallow soon.
 
 
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Here’s Aiko. 

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Looks great, as usual!

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love Aiko, and love the fox too, the more you do the more jealous I am, in fact I think paint envy is the sole reason I haven't finished my starter set yet:) Can't wait to see Araka, or What you do with the Orphan and Wrath:)

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I’m going to take a brake from Temple of Ro-kan to paint Araka soon, but the orphan is a long way away. I will try to finish the rest of my Ro-kan before moving to Cult of Yurai. The second mini from that faction is going to be Ikiryo. I will post pictures of it’s base soon. For orphan and spirit, I’m planning something with lanterns.

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Finished Ichiro. I think I’m speeding up. Right now I’m working on a base for Ikiryo and panting Kenko. Should be done by the end of the week.

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It looks like my photography is getting worse and worse lately. I finished Kenko and tried taking pictures of him. But the colours keep coming out wrong. I tried fixing them on photoshop but without satisfactory results. Anyway until I figure it out, here’s what’s on my table right now.
Stupid lighting, stupid white balance, stupid camera.
 
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Ok I’ll be taking pictures of miniatures in the kitchen from now on. The Florissant lamp does make the difference. Here’s some pictures of Kenko.

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Here’s the base for Ikiryo. This is going to be a water effects base. She’s standing on a cliff next to a pond with a drowned woman in it. One’s painted I will fill the carved out base with Vallejo water effects.
Also notice I removed stitches from Ikiryo’s moth. 
 
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Finished Shisa, both of them. Will post pictures of Riku soon as well, he’s finished I just need to take pictures. So technically I finished all of my Temple of Ro-Kan except for Koji, I will pick him up at Salute. 

 

 

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I'm jealous of your sculpting, amazing work!

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Beautiful again, very inspiring

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Here’s Riku. With temple of Ro-Kan out of the way, it’s Cult’s of Yurei turn.

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Here’s some better pictures of Araka. Expect Ikiryo and Koji soon. 

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Finished Ikiryo. How’s the water effects base. 
Right now I’m making bases for Gok and Koji with his macaques. 
 
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really lovely, the base effect is great, your style really lends itself to these models:)

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Ikiryo is stunning! Fantastically dreary colours.

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really nice, have you thought of buyinf are making a light box and buying some lights? You can get them for around £30 and you might get better photos that display the minis better. Much nicer and more colourful in reality.

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GCT Master T wrote:

really nice, have you thought of buyinf are making a light box and buying some lights? You can get them for around £30 and you might get better photos that display the minis better. Much nicer and more colourful in reality.

 

£30 that’s a bottle of good cognac. 
On serious note. I think my photos are okay. There is obviously a room for improvement, but that’s mainly due to not having a good camera. And that’s going to cost a lot more than £30. My latest dark grey background pictures got colours very, very close to the originals. I might re photograph my Bushido range at some point. 
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Hey, 

Not saying they are bad photos but having seen them in real life the colours are much better and thought that better lighting for your photographs might show that. 

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I'd agree with Mr T there - having actually seen your minis at Salute, these photos do not do them justice.
Looking forward to seeing koji too - love your temple bases!

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Here are the bases for Gok, Koji and macaques. While  painting these I’ll be making bases for orphan and spirit.

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Jaw droppingly awesome

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