Geisha with a twist

Geisha with a twist

Postby Gunbird » 01 Jun 2009

(Michi, I hope you are happy now)

The fun thing about these builds is that I get the chance to do something I can get creative with and that it has a set deadline I can work towards, both definate plusses.

Though in this case it was a tad hard, what to choose? My main thoughts were with 20mm, but I could not figure any project there that would need anything soon except my zombies, and all of those are as good as done so they don't count for this build. So, 28mm....not my preferred scale, but I have quite a few Hasslefrees lying around. But I'm a chicken with lots of skin, so, what to do?

As luck would have it, my club has plans to restart a Mordheim campaign and I had been looking at my old warbands to see what I could ressurect, and noticed my old female vampire was no longer in the box, so I would need a replacement. Suddenly, hoarding figs ain't a bad thing, and I found a fig in my big bag of old Marauder/GW Villagers that would suit.

Fig sorted, but what scheme? I was looking at making her an imperial noble with pale skin and a red with gold dress, but after a chance encounter with one of my former female coworkers discussing tattoos (she has this amazingly colourful sleeve I envy) I went for the Japanse style red dress with flowers, white facepaint, decayed old skin where visible (hands) and a blue fan with a wave pattern on it.

Fig was painted in one session, starting Fridaynight after the gamesclub closed till early saturday morning, and it all just seemed to fall into place.

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It was a nice change from painting camo and chipping effects, and I see room for improvement for my next figs, if and when I will do them (but with Modhail being a fan of Samurai, that might be sooner then I care for :lol: ). She doens't quite fit in with the rest of the warband, but as I have to build new Henchmen for her anyway, I think I can give them matching paintjobs, if not in scheme, at least in style, and pull it all together.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. :thumbsup:

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby fscunha » 01 Jun 2009

That is one hell of a ugly dude, eerrr I mean dame.... But the painting is great!!!! Just don't put her/it on a table where I'm playing please :sick: :sick: :sick:

and extra :good: :good: :good: :good: for the "twisted" idea!!!!!

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Fantasy Fixtures » 01 Jun 2009

Can we get a close up of the fan?
Truth be told, the real reason the Brits engaged in imperialism was the search for something decent to eat..

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Gunbird » 01 Jun 2009

Yes, she ain't a looker, like most of the metal ladies from those days.....

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Michi » 01 Jun 2009

Gunbird wrote:(Michi, I hope you are happy now)



I am! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: When vampires are called monsters, I do now know why...

That´s a great idea, I appreciate much. It´s the same with Rob´s Buffy. Both are figures of course you would not paint normally. The better it is! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby panzerfaust200 » 01 Jun 2009

the kimono is rocking!!!! :yahoo:

am struggling with undead flesh myself!!! :banghead:
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Michi » 01 Jun 2009

panzerfaust200 wrote:am struggling with undead flesh myself!!! :banghead:


Rot it Rob!
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Amalric » 02 Jun 2009

Very cool :good:

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby rowdy75 » 02 Jun 2009

very nice
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Olivier » 02 Jun 2009

stunning work on the clothes..

good to see "dressed women" on this forum from times to times...
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Yekke » 02 Jun 2009

Cool work Johan! :good:
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby panzerfaust200 » 02 Jun 2009

Olivier wrote:good to see "dressed women" on this forum from times to times...


lol!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby Richard B. » 02 Jun 2009

Again excellent shading on the kimono bringing out the depth and flow of the material - really clever :clapping:

F**king ugly though :shock: :shock: ;)
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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby teohell » 03 Jun 2009

ahahah too funny Johan! :lol: :lol: :lol:
nice kimono BTW!!

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Re: Geisha with a twist

Postby elhiem » 05 Jun 2009

Blimey, thats a bloke in drag :scratch:

Very cool painting though, esp on the dress :thumbsup:
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