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They're wonderful and so expressive! The outfit patterns are truly wonderful. **writes some notes** 

 

I actually have these figures, but they have TONS of flashing and some rather annoying mold lines. At least I didn't see terrible mold slip, but the lines are really tricky to get at for removal. One on Kogo's goes through his hair at the top of his head. I'm worried about carving it off and removing it could mess up the fur texture. Others are due to the flashing between legs or ribbons (Dijoro). Got any advice on cleaning them up? I have tiny files, but I dunno if they're tiny enough! 

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Thanks, everyone!

 

@Beowulfthehunter: Ah, I hadn't considered who would be playing the characters.  At least you can play a kitsune that you like!

 

@Morihalda: Thanks for reading the explanations.  I had memories and anecdotes to share about each step of the process: design, sculpt, paint.

 

@Cyradis: Sorry to hear about the bad mold-lines.  I find that the tip of an X-Acto #11 blade is usually pointed enough to get into tight spots.  I just have to be careful not to snap off the point.  You might need some combination of cutting and then patching with Green Stuff (or other putty of your choice) and gloss sealer.  You're also a skilled enough painter that you could use freehand brushwork to simulate the texture even if you don't resculpt it to match perfectly.   Or if you think the casting is anomalously bad (sometimes a bad figure or a bad mold-spin gets past the QC), try emailing a photo to Reaper and see whether they'll send you a better casting to replace it!

 

@Glitterwolf: Yes, these are definitely Nippon-appropriate.  With different colors, she could fit right in alongside your army of undead and demons ... a creepy kitsune ...

 

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On 9/13/2018 at 2:49 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Excellent and inspiring work ( again).

 

I could use that female for my Nippon Project.

Another mini on the wishlist.

 

Nice touch with the hidden dagger!

Do it, she's a gorgeous mini!  I, er, uhm, playfully challenge you to finish painting her before I finish painting her? >.>;;;   ::P::devil:

 

Also, wow.... Just... Wow, those are some gorgeous paint jobs of the two kitsune!  :wub:

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Thanks again!

@Glitterwolf and @WhiteWulfe : I look forward to seeing your painted renditions.  Please post to Show-Off when they are ready.

@NecroMancer (and @Metalchaos ):  I enjoyed coming up with a distinctive "kitsune palette" for these two (bright pastels that harmonize with their orange fur), just as I enjoyed coming up with palettes for the other nonhuman minis that I've sculpted and then painted: 5 derro, 3 hellborn, and 3 tengu.

 

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