Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Nippon Characters!

After a long break I have finally got back on track with my Nippon army and here are the first two characters!

This first dude is going to be one of my Lord level special characters. He's half human, half Oni and all ass kicking in combat.

(See what I did there?)

The miniature's from Bushido, a welcome Christmas present from my friend Neil. 

I painted him dark red | black ink wash | dark red | lighter red | light red. The metal bits were Tin Bitz | Dwarf Bronze.

This slightly grumpy looking woman is one of two assassin heroes I'm going to have, hiding in a unit, just like a Skaven assassin.

She's a miniature called Kimiko from West Wind and I have to say DOESN'T look as nice as I expected - mainly due to my lacklustre paint job.

But she'll do for now. 

 And here's my comp0lete Nippon army as it stands.

You can see that the Samurai are a little smaller than Kimiko but not TOO much.

I'm liking the colour scheme and the start of the imagery I'm going for. When it's done I think it's going to look great!


  1. I'll be watching this army develop with interest.I may be preaching to the converted, but do you know the old Dixon legends of Nippon range? Old sculpts but still usable and their historical samurai commanders are pretty good as well (although all their human figures in this range have large heads) plus extras like wargongs as well.


    1. Hmm. I quite like those. I'll check them out. Thanks.

      I'm quite happy with my Wargames Factory miniatures at the moment and I have to be careful of scale differences. My plan is to get character models from other sources but stick to Wargames Factory for all the troops.

    2. Great, the Dixon Oni are pretty good as I remember.

    3. Hey,

      I actually prefer the Bushido ones. I WILL be getting some of them at some point.

  2. Hi there,
    I was searching for Oni and saw your fig. If you need more Samurai from the Sengoku period we have a pretty good sized range. I hope you check us out sometime.