Kabocha no ito desu - and Studio paintjobs...and Temple

KABOCHA's picture

Evening all. I've finally got around to assembling and painting my Indiegogo Ito.First up are Kenzo (the beast) Ito and the male bushi.

CrazyFish's picture

If that's an awful photo, I'd love to see it in person.  I love it!

By CrazyFish --

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard, be evil!

Weeeeee, i was waiting for her!!!

By Malhorme
KABOCHA's picture

I'm in the painting zone at the moment, here's the first Jade Mamba...

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By KABOCHA
Greeny's picture

So dynamic! Very very nice.
No issue to fix it? This foot seems so fragile.

I just noticed that the sashimono is missing one of the wood pieces (the top one?) the black paint of the studio version hids it.

By Malhorme
Kenton's picture

That's still a bad hat Harry.

By Kenton --

The Gaki may just be the single greatest creation of Master T.

CrazyBat's picture

Holy...that is one awesome guard model. Love the detail on the banner!

By CrazyBat
Ilraenor's picture

Really nice, I like how your painting is very smooth.

By Ilraenor --

Ilraenor

great army!

By josubg
Gaz's picture

Amazing!!!

By Gaz
Ret-alexsmith's picture

I had chance to play against these bad boys last weekend and can only say that they look even better in the flesh!

Can't wait to see what else you pull out of your hat for Smogcon.

By Ret-alexsmith --

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Two coins, one brief and discreet look...

Kabocha, these look amazing. Thank you for the tutorial on your bases.

The Kanji on the sides of your bases are "left" and "right," correct? What does the center character represent?

Thanks.

By aryus
Ret-Ruro's picture

aryus wrote:

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What does the center character represent?
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It's the kanji for eye.

And btw I have to agree with the people before me the minis just look great. Can't wait to see more smiley

(By the way is there any logic behind using 目(me) to mark the front arc instead of  just (mae)?)

By Ret-Ruro
dmeep's picture

just looking at the two id go for the one thats easier to do with a brush ^^

By dmeep
mrmccook's picture

Very nice work here!

By mrmccook
KABOCHA's picture

dmeep wrote:

just looking at the two id go for the one thats easier to do with a brush ^^

What da Meep saidsmiley

Ayako and Masunagi up next (this weekend)

By KABOCHA
KABOCHA's picture

Ayako as an albino python. She's had her hair and head dress retouched a bit since the photo.

 

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By KABOCHA
KABOCHA's picture

...and Masunagi, who I thought would be a pain to paint, but turned out to be one of the easiest Ito minis to do. After not being a fan of the sculpt, painting him has really changed my opinion.

 

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By KABOCHA
Greeny's picture

just fantastic, your contrasts are incredible every time and that sleeve is perfect:)

Kenton's picture

I play against these guys , and they're even more amazing in person.

By Kenton --

The Gaki may just be the single greatest creation of Master T.

Ret-Ruro's picture

Great job! I especially like Masunagi the whole personality of the figure comes through. The armor plates and the mask just look incredible the color you choose for them fits well.

Also a friend of mine doesn't like Masunagi too, he finds him too dwarf like. I for one don't mind his strange proportions.

By Ret-Ruro

Love love love

By Malhorme
Orochi's picture

Really like your stuff, flawless painting, thanks for sharing :)

By Orochi --

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Love your colour scheme I will do the same for my own itos I think :)  

By Tetsubo007
KABOCHA's picture

I took a break from paintng NMM scale and banded armour with the Kitsune this weekend. The colour scheme is stolen from one of the Kitsune in the Muramasa video game and the magnolia flower print on the kimono is taken frm a calendar of Japanese fabric prints my wife picked up last time she went home.

 

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By KABOCHA
Greeny's picture

lovely, I'll never get my painting as smooth as yours:)

 

Great magnolia flower! I'll keep the picture for reference.

Dono i'm not fan of the skin. Not enought constrast, even if due to the color schem and not the paint job!

By Malhorme
KABOCHA's picture

Greeny wrote:

lovely, I'll never get my painting as smooth as yours:)

It's not too hard: use a good smooth primer and a wet pallet, thin your paints and use lots of thin layers, blending by transparency...and practice wink

By KABOCHA
CrazyBat's picture

Nothing but awesome in this thread. Love the palette, smooth skin-colors and the way my jaw drops on the floor when seeing this. Truly an inspiration!

By CrazyBat

Kitsune is too much pretty good job ^^

By Tetsubo007

That is amazing - well done!

Scarlowe's picture

Beautiful as always

By Scarlowe
Ret-alexsmith's picture

Not wanting to step on anyone's toes but I just wanted to report that KABOCHA won big at Smogcon!

His Kitsune won gold in the Bushido single figure category and Itsunagi, Kenzo and Masunagi (I think they were the three at least) won both the Bushido war band category and the overall best in show award!

I take my hat off and consider my self blessed to have been in the company of this god among men!

By Ret-alexsmith --

Dice cups are the new O.P.

Two coins, one brief and discreet look...

Hope he enters the Bushido painting competition as well. Ends 1st of March.

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Ret-alexsmith's picture

I hope he doesn't...

The rest of us need to at least be given a chance to win!

By Ret-alexsmith --

Dice cups are the new O.P.

Two coins, one brief and discreet look...

Kenton's picture

The thing that is really impressive about his winning the "best in show" title is that his entry was made up of figures that he left out of the list he picked for the event.  They were not chosen as his best work . . .

They could have judged the list he played with and come to the same result.

By Kenton --

The Gaki may just be the single greatest creation of Master T.

Greeny's picture

everything in his case was spectacular, a well deserved win:)

 

Gaz's picture

I agree amazing

By Gaz
CrazyBat's picture

Good to hear he won, really well deserved. Congrats!

By CrazyBat
KABOCHA's picture

Rise from your grave!

After getting back from SmogCon and reading the Ito tactics threads I knocked out Takeji Ito a couple of weeks ago before working on something else for a change of pace/scenery. His pose makes it really difficult to get good photos and the texture on the sword handles wasn't great. Still, table top will do.

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By KABOCHA
Yukimura's picture

Amazing!! as always!!

By Yukimura --

Si vis pacem,para bellum !!!

Greeny's picture

So much character in his face:) nice:)

That is not paint, but acrylic love!

By Malhorme

the katana's blade is a master piece ;)

By Tetsubo007
KABOCHA's picture

Long time no post here because the GCT chaps have been keeping me busy with doing their studioi paintjobs. Until I get back to my own Ito (and an in-progress gaming board) I'll be adding studio paintjobs here once they've been posted in the GCT blog/newsletter. First up is (super-buff) Yusha - which was a pleasure to paint. photo 2014-04-01103646_zpsbd68db4f.jpg

 

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By KABOCHA
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Then the Kaihei Alpha...

 

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By KABOCHA
KABOCHA's picture

The Golden Sentinel

 

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By KABOCHA
KABOCHA's picture

Saki for the Silver Moons who comes with an alternative beckoning finger as well as the umbrella (which can be a bit top-heavy).

If anyone has any painting-related questions then I'm happy to answer. smiley

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By KABOCHA
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Oops, almost forgot Takeshi Akio  photo 2014-05-30202351_zps6f549685.jpg  photo 2014-05-30202333_zps439a1fd9.jpg  photo 2014-05-30202323_zps02caa52d.jpg  photo 2014-05-30202313_zps66f306ba.jpg  photo 2014-05-30202305_zpsfd0240e3.jpg

By KABOCHA
Joueur 1156's picture

No wonder why you were asked to paint those miniatures.
They're wonderful. Truly lovely! Excellent paintjob, nothing to say...

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