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04 October 2014

The kitsune that could.

My good friend Steve turned 40  recently. He's a member of my regular D&D group, so for a birthday present I decided to buy and paint up a mini to represent his character for our current adventure.

It's a home-brewed adventure run by one of my best mates, Rob and in it I play a Grippli priest (For which I have a mini to showcase at a later date.). Steve on the other hand plays a Kitsune Hunter with a magic sword. For those not in the know, a Grippli is a treefrog person, typically 2 feet tall and a Kitsune is a traditional Japanese mythological creature that can shape shift between the form of a human and a fox - only, Steve's character, due to some sort of trauma got stuck half way and so is a "fox person".

So using his character description as a guide, here is the mini I chose for him. It's a fresh sculpt by a small company that recently finished up a kickstarter for a range of half-orc miniatures called Stonehaven Miniatures. Charming sculpts all, you should check them out - very reasonably priced as well.

Pre-dull coat. I ran out right before this chap was done - figures...

This month is also Zomtober! Over at the Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer blog, pulpcitizen is running a fun painting pledge for the month of October that I've jumped on. Here's the very easy rules:

"The rules are simple. To take part just paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 5th, 12, 19th and 26th of October. Simples."

One painted zombie a week? I think I can do that. Here's all the zedheads I own and that will be painted by the end of this month! 

Lastly - it was my intention to post a separate AAR for my recent Flames of War Market Garden game versus my good mate Densmol. Sadly though, all the pictures I took turned out to be utter pants. So even though my Canadians were superbly victorious versus his stubborn Germans (I won 6-1 for those counting) in a very entertaining and bloody game, I really don't have anything more to offer, afterall, this is a hobby blog and pictures paint the scene, right? No pictures, no scene. Sadly.


  1. Wow, I love the Kitsune (both the sculpt and the paint job) and as I can't wait to see the Grippli, as the GM of the Pathfinder game I've just started playing in is mad keen on the little frog men!

    1. Thanks mate. Gripplis have always been my fav' race in D&D. Just quirky little critters, I love 'em! Dealing with all the "frog jokes" though kind of gets old. Quick.

  2. Great work, man - really dig how that turned out!

  3. Nice Kitsune.

    Now imagining you as a tree frog..... Yup, got it.

  4. Wow - love the sculpt, the paint-job and (most importantly) that classic D&D fluff! Brilliant!

    Well done on the game, too...

    1. yeah... lighting in my garage where we play is rubbish. but I think I fixed this issue with some daylight bulbs. fingers crossed they did the job for our nect battle!