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  1. Two copies, primed with Titanium White and a wash of Burnt Umber: This is a Kitsune figure Reaper offers only as part of a set. I got mine from two copies of 03495: DHL Classics: Lady Lycanthropes (which also includes a werewolf and a weretiger). She also comes in the set 02900: Beastmen of the Wyld (which also includes a boar-man and an elk-man (American elk or wapiti, not European elk or moose)). I will confess, I had seen her around in the store and thought her sculpt only okay and kind of flat looking. But then a couple of gorgeously painted examples changed my mind: So I got two copies of 03495: DHL Classics: Lady Lycanthropes, since I knew I was going to need lycanthropes for a game soon and there aren't too many females out there. Just to get a sense of place I sloshed a little drab green, mixed from Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, and a dab of Phthalocyanine Green, onto their bases. I decided to paint one up as a silver fox and one as a classic red fox. Using my standard method of slopping some beginning colors on, I mixed up a neutral grey from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna plus some white and daubed it on one of the figures (plus some pure white on the tail tip). I took some of the straight Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna mix -- which is a transparent dark near-black with violet overtones -- and laid it on the silver fox in the standard places. If you Google silver foxes they are beautiful, almost like Siamese cats, with silver heads and backs and black legs, tail, ears, and face. I did similar things with the reddish kitsune. I mixed a dull rusty red from Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, a dab of Titanium White, and a minuscule amount of Phthalo Green to grey it down just a hair, then I daubed it on the parts of a fox that would be red. I washed her darker bits with that same Ultramarine Blue-Burnt Sienna near-black, and a light brushing of pure white on her tail tip. Then I took some pure Carbon Black and laid in their eyes, noses, and lips. It's really hard to see on the silver fox, but there is a difference between it and the "black" on her face. So they are a real mess right now, but there should be some interesting developments as we go along.
  2. Since I posted some of my work where I converted certain reaper miniatures into kitsune a while ago, I figured I would post one of the newer kitsune that I've painted recently. I got this miniature from "Everyman Gaming", they have been getting a site called imagine3dminiatures.com to 3d print miniatures for them. This miniature was a bit difficult to paint because I had to clean off a lot of plastic nubs that were leftover from the 3d printing process. I kept finding more even after I primed the miniature. I also had to cut the mini off of its 30mm base and glue it to one of reaper's 1 inch scale bases. However, in the end the mini came out very well! Well, some parts came out a bit messy, like the gold on the shield, and the black wash. Luckily, in real life people won't be able to see the messy black wash that I put on the mini, lol. Painting this mini was a lot of fun, so I'm planning to paint Everyman's nine tailed kitsune miniature soon :D
  3. Hi folks! Now that Flamehawke's received my Secret Sophie box, I wanted to share the miniature I painted for her. She enjoys mythology so I painted this mini based on the markings of silver foxes (which have darker leg fur patterns). It was really fun to find & paint something that matched with the "kitsune" theme of the Secret Sophie gift. This werefox archer is one of Reaper's "Lady Lycanthropes"in the 03495 pack. I had a bit of a snafu with the top part of the bow breaking off while cleaning which halted the process for over a week, though thanks to some advice from the Reaper Sculpting part of the forum, I was able to sculpt & patch it back up-- hard to tell, huh? She was a lot of fun to paint and I'm so happy to hear she's going to a good home where she may see some game time!! --Mocha
  4. So, I'm working on my sculpting and have lots of little projects I'm doing. Therefore, it seemed to make more sense to just do a running journal of my work rather than individual posts on each piece as I go. Please feel free to offer any input, advice, constructive criticism, or praise. The first piece I'm showing is an inquisitor gal I did for a character I use when my daughter practices GMing Pathfinder games. I went with a corset around the cliché inquisitor robe as I wanted her to have some of the expected look, but with her own twist on it. I also went with a skirt under the coat to give more layers to make the sculpt more interesting. Next, I have an in-process sculpt of my kineticist, Paco Bumblekins. as all he does is shoot blasts of water, I always have him do finger guns for it, so that was a big part of the sculpt. Also, he doesn't wear armor, so he's got a strange hobo-themed attire going (which will eventually include a long coat which seems to be made of billowing waves). Finally, I have my "Sweet and Stabby" character. She's fashioned to look like a sweet, innocent young girl (maybe a farmer's daughter or some such), but hiding a readied dagger behind her back. Maybe she's just townfolk, maybe she's the party rogue, maybe she's a priestess of Calistria. I like the flexibility of the character. Anyway, enjoy!
  5. Nearly two years after I started a thread for showing off the figures of my Pathfinder Society characters, I present the second figure. (For that thread about the first character, click here: link.) This is Sister Ayano, a kitsune archer (level 8 now: paladin 5 of Shelyn / zen-archer monk 3). I did some extensive conversion to the elf archer Caerwynn, from the Warlord line. Here is the finished Ayano: You can see the Work-in-Progress thread for her here: link. You may have noticed the concept art for two kitsune figures in the "Eastern Legends" stretch-goal from the recent Bones III Kickstarter. I'll be sculpting those two. So if you like the way Ayano the kitsune looks and you wish Reaper made others figures like her ... well, you're in luck (sort of). Enjoy, Derek
  6. One of my characters in Pathfinder Society organized play is "Sister Ayano", a kitsune (fox-person shapeshifter from Japanese folklore) who uses a bow. Sometimes the character is in human form, sometimes in fox-person form. In order to have a painted figure for this character, I've converted one of Reaper's female elven archers into fox-person form, but I also have the original version for when the character is in human form. The figure that I chose is 14116 Caerwynn, sculpted by Werner Klocke. I did a lot of the conversion in late 2013: (kitsune form): - Nip off the human head (and big hairdo); - patch the sleeve and scabbard, previously covered by the hair; - sculpt the fox head; - add the fox tail (though awkwardly wedged in by the quiver). (human form): - Remove the pointy elf-ears and patch the hair. (both forms): - Add an amulet/holy symbol; - remove and lengthen one limb of each bow, like an asymmetrical Japanese daikyu. I intended to add the figure to my Show-Off thread about my Pathfinder characters: linked here. But I got sidetracked with sculpting and painting other figures, so the converted kitsune and elf sat around. When I visited some friends in Seattle in May 2014, we got together for a paint-day but I didn't have any figures with me. One friend had a bunch of unpainted Bones, so she gave me this elf archer and I painted it in the colors I had in mind for the kitsune. The figure is male and has obvious elf-ears, but I painted the face with more feminine rosy cheeks and red lips, and I explain the ears as an incomplete shift from the fox form. So I've been using this figure whenever I've played the kitsune character: Two months ago (April), I returned to the conversion and decided that I didn't like the position of the fox-tail, so I cut the quiver away from the legs in order to give more space for the tail. And then I decided that her legs should be more foxlike (digitigrade) ... so I used my nippers and needle-nose pliers to mangle the pewter legs into an armature for the new pose, and I sculpted foxlike legs over the pewter. But soon I realized that I preferred humanlike legs, after all, but with open-toed boots to show fox feet ... so I chopped off the fox legs at the knees, set new armature-wires, and sculpted new lower legs and feet. Finally, I added the new tabard (skirt/loincloth) and the new strap for the quiver. Here's how the conversion looks. Ready for paint, at last! Derek
  7. This one was just too cute not to paint, although I certainly waited long enough. I picked him up in Gencon and he has been staring at me waiting for some paint. I like the eyes but after the photos I think I may need a little additional cleanup on them around the edges. One thing i will note with all the Impact minis: the resin they have likes to refuse paint, both normal and primer. It beads up with the least provocation. and this is after 2 scrubbings with dish soap and warm water followed by a warm and cool rinse. even when a good coat is achieved it is very fragile and can be easily chipped. If anyone has suggestions to getting paint or primer to bond better I would love to hear it. I don't have this problem with resin from Darksword, Reaper, or Stonehaven, and I don't see it on Bones unless I don't wash them first. Anyway, enjoy! Hope you find her as cute as I did. comments always welcome!
  8. Next up are a pair of Kitsune from Stonehaven. (if anyone can't tell I like their minis) :D These are rather flat without some serious manipulation of the tails and, in the females case, the arms too. But overall they came out pretty good. Tried for a classic starfox coloration on the male and a classic anime on the female. Not sure if I got it but I like how both came out. Once again Happy Seppuku base stamps to the for on the bases. Riverbed on the female and Urban Jungle on the male. Enjoy! QCC still welcome!
  9. I'm looking for a male kitsune miniature, preferable an archer, and am failing to find any. Does anyone know where to find one? If I couldn't find one I was considering just piecing together two different minis and was wondering if anyone had any advice on that, such as paint to use, how to correctly cut apart and attach pieces of minis together.
  10. So, last weekend my family went on our semi-annual pilgrimage to our F not-so-LGS. Along with the needful supplies, I spotted this and thought she was awesome enough to pick up. (The packaging in the store said "Kosumi, Lupine Alpha Guardian," and I saw her in my mind's eye as completely different from the paint job online ... more of a giant female red were-fox kitsune warrior than a snow wolf.) She comes in two pieces, her body and arms. The arm piece is her entire left arm up to the shoulder and her right hand to the wrist holding her weapon (this is from her perspective, so to us the arm is on the right and the hand on the left). My question is this: Would it be a good idea to pin the wrist? It sits in the bracer, but I look at the join and wonder if it will be strong enough. I've never pinned anything before, but I have a pin vise and some 24 gauge and 28 gauge stainless steel wire. I guess I'm a little nervous about it, but I think I might like to try.
  11. Hey, I'm new around here and would like to share some WIP pictures of a custom miniature project that I've been working on lately. This is the first time I've done anything like this, so suggestions are appreciated :D I recently created a Kitsune Sorcerer character for Pathfinder and have been driven crazy by the complete lack of suitable miniatures to represent him with. After doing a lot of searching and some research I finally decided to attempt some 'miniature surgery' to create one of my own. The pictures below are of the best 'prototype' I've been able to come up with so far. I'm planning to eventually redo this once I've perfected my methods (hopefully with nine tails instead of three, but I'm not sure if that will work out too well). Basically, I took two Reaper miniatures (a werefox and a "Piers, Young Mage"), cut their heads off with a jewelry saw, and glued the fox head to the mage. I made a few mistakes here: the mage's pony tail wasn't cut off properly and I didn't use the same metal types for the minis, but I'm hoping to correct that in a final version. After that, I coiled three copper wires together, drilled a hole for them (set so it looks like they come out from under his robe of course), and glued them to the mini to serve as a base for the tails. Then I used some Procreate putty for the tails themselves. Yea, someone with more experience could have done a better job with the fur and shape of the tails themselves, but I'm relatively happy with how it came out ;) I'm going to prime and paint this mini to serve as a placeholder until I perfect my methods. I'll post the finished pictures at some point. The main thing I need to figure out is a way to remove the ponytail from the Piers mini without creating a messed up area on the back of the 'robe'. I'm currently trying to shave it off with a dremel, but the thing skips around way too easily on even the lowest setting. Maybe I'm using the wrong type of dremel head for this kind of metalwork?