Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crabs in da Grotto......scratch....scratch

Hi all

once again I find myself apologising for my title, couldn't help myself....

Another reinforcement for my Bushido Jung Pirate faction and this is one of the best yet!! So this time we have Tetsuso.  This monster burst onto the scene last year and I was stunned not to see him in a Pirates line up at the tournament last year. On a 50mm base he is a stunning "tank" of a miniature and brutal in combat.

There comes a time after many cycles when a Korusea has spent so long living a life on the waves that he starts to become more comfortable on the gentle rocking of a ship than the solid earth of land. Tetsuso has been touched by the Kami of the sea and turned into a monster of shell and claw, a formidable adversary capable of snapping bone and steel alike.




looking at his card then, first of all you see he weighs in at a hefty 10 rice putting him an expensive bracket but you get loads of bonuses for that 10 rice.

"Armour (3)" and a hefty 10 point wound track means this boy/crab/monster is gonna stay in the fight and with 3 melee dice, a choice between his Naginata or Kami blessed claws he'll either strike first or finish the fight with relative ease. Combined with his Ki feat "Crushing Blow" giving him "Brutal and "Armour Piercing" he can really tear it up! He causes "Fear (5)" meaning it's likely his opponent is going to lose a dice in melee too.

base colours
 Paint wise he was fairly simple as I blocked the legs and shell with Vallejo's "Orange Brown" and painted the "man" part with my Jung faction colours.

shaded
For shading I pretty much covered the whole model with GW "Carroburg Crimson" except for his hair and weapon. I then re shaded the shell and legs with Army Painter "Strong Tone" and another coat of Crimson.



highlights



Fight wise, the guy is a tank and can be thrown right down the centre of the battlefield causing trouble and being trusted to hold his own against most opponents.  Like his "Sharky" brother he is rather unsubtle and not really to be used to interact with scenario objectives.


hope you enjoy
dGG









28 comments:

  1. Thats a great looking Crab/Human miniature!

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  2. Another nice model Andy, and well executed. Styling wise the shark had more appeal to me but as you say another tank in gaming terms

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    1. Personal preference Dave, I'm a bit down the middle - finding the appeal in both!

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  3. Gotta admit, I was worried reading the title Andy!! Great brushwork on the scratcher!

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  4. Another absolutely corking figure!

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  5. He is quite a close combat beast, isn't he? I really like this figure and how you've painted him. Another winner, Andy!

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    1. He's a beast indeed. Thanks mate ;-)

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  6. nice, feel the need to watch the scorpion king or Mysterious Island now

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  7. Very nice mate. Love the shell in particular very well done in capturing such a life like look to it. :)

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    1. Thanks mate, loads of washes is the key

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  8. An unusual critter but one I like immensely, you've done a great paint-job on him and he'll cause a lot of problems too for thiose facing him I reckon.

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    1. Unusual yes but what a tank Joe! Cheers buddy

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  9. Another cracking figure.

    Cheers Roger.

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  10. Graet job on another cracking fig!

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  11. I'm just getting over the awesomeness of manshark and you do this to me - brilliant!

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    1. A fine pair of aquatic monstrosity Michael

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  12. Nicely done, Andy.

    I'm always on the lookout for Fiend Folio applicable minis. This guy has potential in that regard.

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    1. Loads of potential Finch, you can see him scuttling through Hades/Hell

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  13. That's one kick-ass looking figure dGG! Coolest thing I've seen in a while. Nice work on him. You might rub some ointment on that blog tittle though. ;)

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    1. He's definitely a nice piece Rod. Cream is on order!

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  14. That looks like its scuttled straight from the depths, Andy. Terrific work from the Baron of "Bushido" - there can't surely be many models left which you haven't painted can there?

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    1. I have painted quite a few mate. There are still three whole factions that have not even got a miniature for, although Salute is coming up...

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