Switch Theme:

Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit  [RSS] 

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/16 14:02:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


A koi pond is on the list already, just doing some research on water effects.

The garden is a cool idea. Couldn't be an objective obviously because we don't want people stomping all over it. Have to figure out where I put my 28mm-scale zen rake...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/16 19:48:49


Post by: Yorkright


Why do you have to make it looks so good.. all weekend I wanted to paint up some Bushido figs after checking out their website.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/16 19:56:45


Post by: Theophony


Yorkright wrote:
Why do you have to make it looks so good.. all weekend I want ed to paint up some Bushido figs after checking out their website.


He’s a born salesman, he should be hired by each of the companies to do some pr work.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/17 03:14:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


Well, I did make a Facebook Group for local Bushido players... does that count for something?

... of course, I'm just about the only one who's posted anything so far (Yorkright did too, but only to say that he didn't have anything to post).


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/18 03:11:21


Post by: Briancj


The sword is drawn, and the circle is made. Practice this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ens%C5%8D

--B.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/18 12:56:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


That’s really cool Brian, I’ll use that!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/21 09:48:20


Post by: Gitsplitta


Kotenbo finished. This is the big dog out of my current figures.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/21 13:13:13


Post by: Theophony


Very characterful . Great painting as well.

The first thing to pop into my mind though was the reason Batman wore a bright yellow bat symbol on his chest was to subconsciously get his opponents to aim there where he had more armor to protect him. Your guy seems to have a target painted on his junk...

You guys are getting me excited more about this game and now I’ll wind up buying a starter box with no one to play against . Guess I’ll have to test the waters on my kids again .


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/21 13:26:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


LOL! I did not design the figure! At least I didn't make the circle blue. I thought that sneaking in the Japanese flag was a fun touch.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 01:08:01


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice work on the Bushido stuff


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 01:37:31


Post by: Yorkright


Great job Gitz, love the blues. Can’t wait to get a game in sometime soon.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 02:06:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


Zenkibo finished.




Here's the group so far. One more to go for my basic 35 rice clan. Strange... the photo here looks blurry to me, but if you go to the gallery and zoom in... it's perfectly clear.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 09:31:34


Post by: nerdfest09


Foghorn Leghorn's brother, the dark one, the one they don't talk about in the coop....................


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 10:07:07


Post by: Gitsplitta


My son has multiple, awesome, snake warriors... I have Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law... Something doesn't seem very fair about all of this.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 12:50:41


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Those wings look odd. There's no
discernible "elbow".


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 14:30:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yeah, they're on wrong. They're also poorly sculpted so I had no good way of figuring out how they were supposed to go on.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/22 14:48:22


Post by: San76


These guys look great gits! I really like Kotenbo.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/24 14:15:37


Post by: Anpu-adom


Sad thing about the wings, but I love what you've done with them.
I know you've mentioned a few games, but how does it play?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/24 18:10:16


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Shame about the wings, but not very noticable tbh - probably what caused the switchup in the first place. And let's not forget it's still a very cool looking and well painted model


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 09:36:50


Post by: Archer


I am completely unfamiliar with the game your Clan for, but they are looking really cool. I like the birdmen, what other animal hybrids can you have?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 11:32:53


Post by: Gitsplitta


Game plays well, though at times the rules look like they were written by a British lawyer (i.e. are incomprehensible). Actually it plays well even if we're getting the rules wrong. Reminds me of some of the early 40k rules in that they clearly make sense to the guys who wrote them, but they mustn't have had them reviewed by anyone outside the "inner circle" so there are still some holes that need to be plugged (but its easy to come to an accommodation about when your playing). That being said, they have come up with a rules revision (available free from their web site) which fixed a lot issues and there's a couple of international facebook pages where you can get clarifications as well as hang out with fellow enthusiasts.

In spite of this, the game is fun and is fairly easy to play... the things we're getting wrong we don't miss. Lots of very different styles of missions which favor different clans and of course your build matters too. The board becomes its own character and an important part of the game. Painted armies on a nice board make for a very cinematic gaming experience.

There are bird people, snake people, monks, ninjas, syndicate, bakemono (goblins/ogres) pirates (with frog people), human samurai, necromancers. Check out the web site for details on the clans... https://gctstudios.com/store


Here's a few shots from a couple of games Thing 1 and I had with a friend on Monday evening... Our friend Tyler runs monks.

















I also finished the last model from my starter set this morning... so I now have a fully painted 35-rice force! The paintjob looks so crude at this level of magnification... it's depressing! I don't think I thinned my paints enough on the top highlight of the blue which clunked up the whole figure. :/ I really like how the figure looks in-hand though, even with the clunky highlights.






Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 11:44:24


Post by: Archer


I really like the models. All the bases look really amazing too. I really like the long dried grass on that monks base. Did someone raid the broom?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 12:54:48


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


The whole setup looks great! It looks like a really interesting game!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 13:22:26


Post by: Gitsplitta


@Archer: Actually that's my son's Ito miniature. He snagged the dry grass from my stash of basing materials as I used to use the same stuff on my Mantis Warrior Tranquility Snipers (sternguard).

Spoiler:


@SlaveToDorkness: It is indeed.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 16:14:11


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Batlles are looking pretty cool! Ito as in Ogami Itto from Lone wolf and cub?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 16:25:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


I don't think so CK. Ito is a common name in Japan.

From Wikipedia: "The Itō clan (伊東氏 Itō-shi) are a Japanese clan that claimed descent from Fujiwara Korekimi (727–789) and Kudō Ietsugu.[1]"


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 17:46:39


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Shame, would have been a cool cross over . If you don' tknow Lone Wolf and Cub, and like graphic novels, definitely try and find it!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 18:08:22


Post by: monkeytroll


Looks very nice, lot of character in the board and I can well imagine a good experience gaming.

Might have to pick up some of those Ito clan, always happy to have some more snake people to cut up....


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/25 23:58:40


Post by: lindsay40k


That last ranger-looking avian is awesome. Like if a Rito joined the Sheikah. Hope it gets a video game


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Or a cameo in Hyrule Warriors


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/26 19:24:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


Supply Drop!!








Thing 1 finished some building... yes, we have a house! (and some small shrines)



I think I may start on a simple board tonight.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/26 19:26:50


Post by: Anpu-adom


Very nice... very, very nice.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/26 21:10:46


Post by: Dr H


Nice drop. Look cool.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/26 22:52:23


Post by: Big H


I have a gakload of the ancient Citadel Samurai Minis (with the moulded on bases from the mid/late 80's )

I always wanted to do a project like this, really nice stuff here matey !


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/27 13:54:58


Post by: Theophony


So with your 2 new tengu guys,how many rice is the max you can field? What is common game size?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/27 14:19:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks everyone! Funny to see the "H"s post back-to-back!

@Theo: Well, the basic set is 35 rice, which is the standard price for a small game. Large games/ tournament games are 50 rice. I can do that exactly with the two new figures. There is a middle ground which is either 42 or 43 rice.

Thing 1 and I have been going nuts with the terrain, so I thought I'd share some pics. We also had a game last night so I may try and cobble together a battle report of sorts for you.



Firstly... we got enough things put together to make a nice "farm table". Keep in mind this is just all on a green grass mat, but it's good enough to give a proper feel to the board even though the ground is hopelessly artificial. I will start work on a proper board soon, but it seems more efficient to work on the terrain first as it directly affects our games.




Next are a couple of photos of the farm house. The second includes a couple of ox carts. We have a couple of hand carts put together too.






Here are a pair of rice barns. You can see one of the hand carts on the left.




Here's one of our three small shrines (hokora), complete with sake jars as offerings. As you can see neither the jars nor the shrine are fully painted yet. I think the shrines are next on my list.




Lanterns around the pier/bridge (I'll be making some simple bridges that go better with this rural setting than the fancy red one).




Close up of one of a set of four lanterns.




Something to go with the more formal temple table... a temizuya (hand washing station).








Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/27 14:41:30


Post by: Theophony


See you got some of the Miniaturemarket tiny terrain . I may have to grab some myself for scatter. Table is looking good. I’m thinking of trying my hand at some river sections for my table.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/28 02:36:54


Post by: Yorkright


Its all so cool Gitz, you’ve really thrown yourself into bushido and has got me excited to get my own faction started.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/28 09:48:48


Post by: monkeytroll


That's some nice terrain, can already see how cool the tables for this look.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 15:16:45


Post by: Gitsplitta


More terrain and a mini-batrep!


First off, my third and final hokora complete with rope and little hanging prayer sheets (and sake offerings).




Next, a rack for sake offerings for a larger temple complex. (kanji care of my son)





Now for the mini battle report...

Latest version of the farm table... really happy with how it came out. Need to paint up the two rice storage units, do the thatch roofs properly and make a peasent-looking bridge or two. Still, very fun to play on even as it is. Six idols in this scenario with both prayer tokens at T4 & prayer and interactions scored at T6. The two clans are clashing over the resources this farm produces. The victor gaining much needed access to the grain stores therein.




Both sides move forward aggressively. Kotenbo claims the bridge while the two best Ito warriors close on him.




On the left side, the Hill Tribesmen wrestle with two temple bushi over and idol at the ford.




Thing 1's new Ito warrior is a total menace. Don't think I've managed to do a single point of damage to him yet. I usually try to just run away.




A large scrum ensues around one of my friendly idols. Kotenbo ultimately goes down but he holds up both of the Ito warriors for an amazingly long period of time. My archer (bottom) eventually breaks free of combat and makes a dash for an idol deep in Ito territory.




On the left the fight continues... the Hill Tribesmen ultimately claiming victory but not until after Nuniq (spear maiden) is cut down.




The bridge is silent now, the river washing away the bodies and blood of the defeated Tengu. Victory for Ito 2:1.






Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 15:19:10


Post by: Anpu-adom


That stuff so makes me want to watch Seven Samurai...
Looks gorgeous, Gits!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 15:53:47


Post by: Yorkright


Cool Bat rep Gitz, sounds like the Ito clan has your number.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 16:08:13


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Anpu!

@Yorkright: Well, it's kind of hit or miss actually. We had a game the day before which I won. Now that Thing 1's figured out how to run his warband... a lot depends on specific missions (which can favor one side or the other) and our dice rolls. If you happen to get really lucky at the same time your opponent gets really unlucky... you can end up one-shotting a lesser model which can really change the dynamic. Other times (like the fight between Kotenbo and the two main Ito fighters) we both roll poorly and we end up belly-bouncing for several turns before someone finally goes down. I guess that's what makes the game interesting and not just a mathematical exercise.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 17:31:06


Post by: Briancj


I was going to commend you on the use of twine on the sake containers, until I remembered the ropes are part of the casting.

So, now I commend you on the skillfulness of your paint job!

--B.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/04/30 19:01:22


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Brian. The cast ropes are really simplified compaired to how these things are really tied off... but they get the idea across.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/01 06:10:45


Post by: inmygravenimage


Missed opportunity for a batrep haiku:

The bridge, silent now.
River, washing, bodies, blood -
Defeated Tengu.



Looks like a great game was had and scenery looks boss.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/01 19:43:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


@Graven: Here's another one...

I don't do
Haiku





We actually had two games going at the same time last night... a new record!




Here's the board. I actually have enough good terrain to provide for two separate boards! The scenario was that we each have a secret "VIM" (very important model) that we need to get to the enemy's deployment zone. Points for getting your guy there, killing your opponent's VIM while yours is still alive and having your VIM alive at the end of the game. My Tengu start in the lower right, Tyler's Temple starts in the upper left (6"x6" deployment area... basically on the far sides of the rice storage buildings). This pic was taken near the end of the game so model placement doesn't relate to anything.




My VIM and his escort take off to the right to try and work their way around the monks coming up the center while my axe-wielding barbarian waylays two peasents in the center. Unfortunately a super speedy monk makes his way to my guy and kills him... winning the game for Tyl.... BUT WAIT....!!!




Turns out that wasn't by VIM after all! Just a clever decoy!




My actual VIM attacked the temple head-honcho in order to get an 8" charge move closer to the enemy's deployment zone, then pulled a sneaky trick to bugger-out of combat and win the game!




I'm so naughty...







Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/01 20:59:41


Post by: Briancj


You look at these small-scale minis games, and realize just how much fun can be had for 1/10th or even 1/20th (OR LESS) of the cost of 40K/etc.

We need more. MOAR.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 13:16:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


@Briancj: Agreed. Starter set is $50. At Adepticon we got two starter sets, the rule book and a two sets of upgrade cards for $100. Add one more figure and you can easily hit 50 rice wich is the standard tounament size list.

Just about done with my next figure... Hakzabo. He's based on the red crowned crane (which is the crane you usually see in all the Japanese artwork). I may bring the white on his head down a little farther along the back of his neck... but he's basically done save for the basing.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 14:13:44


Post by: Yorkright


The brighter color palette really makes him stand out. Is he melee based or some type of caster?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 15:25:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


Not a caster of any sort (I have very few of those). Apparently, when you become "grand champion" in this game you get to design your own model... and this guy is one of those. He's a little faster than normal if he runs.and every couple of turns can get an extra activation. I've been told he's "really good", but other than the activation thing, I don't see it. Then again I don't really know what I'm doing in the game yet. There's a lot of warmachine list synergy going on that I'm failing to grasp.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 16:03:59


Post by: Briancj


PROTIP:

Anything that gives you extra actions == a game win condition. End of story.

--B, rampant armchair game designer.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 17:57:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


I can see that... thanks Brian!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 19:02:26


Post by: Theophony


I think how you have the color split on his head is marvelous . At first I thought of the old Star Trek episode with the planet of people where they were colored half black and half white and there was racial tensions where the ones with white on the one side were dominate over the ones with white on the other side . Of course it has nothing to do with your crane, just how my brain worked . I like your color choice of the blue on him as well.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 19:29:43


Post by: Gitsplitta


For context. Note that I fiddled with the distribution of black and white on the head so the eyes would actually show up. I thought the model would look odd with totally natural coloring where the eyes would be nearly invisible. This photo does also explain the white arms and the black legs.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 20:27:43


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Cool looking model - let's hope he's as good as people seem to think


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 21:20:34


Post by: Briancj


 Gitsplitta wrote:
For context. Note that I fiddled with the distribution of black and white on the head so the eyes would actually show up. I thought the model would look odd with totally natural coloring where the eyes would be nearly invisible. This photo does also explain the white arms and the black legs.



Karate Tengu 2: SWEEP THE LEG


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 22:32:33


Post by: Dr H


Gitsplitta wrote:... Funny to see the "H"s post back-to-back! ...
If only I could think of a cool thing to say about this, maybe the other one will... H's against the world!

Good work on all the terrain bits and your variety of Bird-men. Good to see it all laid out too.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/02 23:15:54


Post by: Alfndrate


Gits, been loving the Bushido stuff recently. Keep it up!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/03 13:00:33


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Title of this piece: "No words". Warband is looking pretty cool together, I like the non-traditonal fantasy elements being added.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/03 20:25:02


Post by: Yorkright


Clan is looking great Gitz, color scheme really pulls the group together. Looking forward to the next bat rep.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/03 21:41:14


Post by: monkeytroll


Crane comes home to roost
Family gathers around
Clan Gitz all look fine


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/04 19:15:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


New mini battle report for Bushido! Thing 1 has got my number... I'm still up on over-all wins, but things are getting a bit one-sided as he's added two more beat-sticks to his starter set and I've added two support characters to mine.

"The Emmisary"
Both the Ito and Tengu clans are sending an emmisary to the Dimyo in order to petition for control over rich farmland and the halmets that attend it. Access to the main road is near this small farm. Neither wants the other's emmisary to arrive first, if at all. Both clans are sending their best and most storied samurai to represent them... Itsunagi Ito for the Ito Clan & Kotenbo of the Tengu.

VPs:
1x first melee wounds to other side's VIM (very important model = emmisary)
1x kill opposing VIM while yours is still alive
1x whoever's emmisary is closest to the opposing deployment zone


My Tengu start in a 6x6" area in the lower left, his Ito in the upper right.


Both clans pile into the center of the farm, aiming to take out each other's emmisaries.


Itsunagi stares down a foursome of Tengo menials.


Nuniq closes on Itsunagi in an attempt to tire him out so her companions can finish him off.


Tengu encircle Itsunagi, but can do no damage! Luckily, Nuniq manages to put a couple of wounds on him with her last action, securing a victory point for her clan.


By the end of turn 2, all the Tengu have been slaughtered save for three (including the VIM, Kotenbo) which have taken refuge behind the trees in the NW corner of the farm.


Itsunagi Ito strolls into the Tengu deployment zone for an easy victory point.


Hakzabo gets his first taste of combat and draws a little blood from a swordsman before having an arrow shaft driven through his chest.


Kotenbo is waylaid by a temple bushi and is ultimately mugged and slain.


Victory, Thing 2 and his Ito clan!




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/04 19:44:24


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Interesting batrep. Did you feel you were lacking hitting power (and not enough mobility)?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/05 19:49:54


Post by: Theophony


Ito clan having chicken for dinner . Nice write up and pics as usual. Thanks Gits, think I’m about to drop a fortune on another game that will not get played .


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 02:41:39


Post by: Gitsplitta


CommissarKhaine wrote:Interesting batrep. Did you feel you were lacking hitting power (and not enough mobility)?

Yes and no respectively. Definitely lacking in hitting power. I have excellent mobility, but on a 2'x2' board with fixed objectives fairly close together... that only gets you so far.

Theophony wrote:Ito clan having chicken for dinner . Nice write up and pics as usual. Thanks Gits, think I’m about to drop a fortune on another game that will not get played .

LOL! Well played sir!


Ran a "demo" with Thing 2 today... my Tengu vs. my Tengu. My Tengu won! He's hooked. Looks like he's leaning towards Prefecture (human samurai) though he wants to paint one up like Aku from Samurai Jack.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 06:33:56


Post by: inmygravenimage


Good to see you're getting #2 back in the habit. Game looks great. What sort of options do you have for adding more punch?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 06:46:26


Post by: Theophony


 Gitsplitta wrote:
CommissarKhaine wrote:Interesting batrep. Did you feel you were lacking hitting power (and not enough mobility)?

Yes and no respectively. Definitely lacking in hitting power. I have excellent mobility, but on a 2'x2' board with fixed objectives fairly close together... that only gets you so far.

Theophony wrote:Ito clan having chicken for dinner . Nice write up and pics as usual. Thanks Gits, think I’m about to drop a fortune on another game that will not get played .

LOL! Well played sir!


Ran a "demo" with Thing 2 today... my Tengu vs. my Tengu. My Tengu won! He's hooked. Looks like he's leaning towards Prefecture (human samurai) though he wants to paint one up like Aku from Samurai Jack.


Have I seen you post that you buy from Noble Knight games? if so, Are they local to you? Just asking because they had the Rise of the Kage game from GCT online. It has plastic versions of a bunch of the Prefecture of Ryu and Kage Kaze Zoku Ninja in it and it’s a seperate game. The a expansion Docks of Ryu have Jung Pirates and more Ninja. That’s how I was going to jump into the game, buy both and I’d have 6 of the Ninja and a healthy start on pirates and prefecture figs (lots of duplicates too). Can you run multiples of the same fig in the game? Like the guards from Ryu.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 15:37:22


Post by: Gitsplitta


inmygravenimage wrote:Good to see you're getting #2 back in the habit. Game looks great. What sort of options do you have for adding more punch?


This guy.


And this guy.


I can get the first one in the US, but no US suppliers have the second one. Will have to order him directly from the UK.



Theophony wrote:Have I seen you post that you buy from Noble Knight games? if so, Are they local to you? Just asking because they had the Rise of the Kage game from GCT online. It has plastic versions of a bunch of the Prefecture of Ryu and Kage Kaze Zoku Ninja in it and it’s a separate game. The a expansion Docks of Ryu have Jung Pirates and more Ninja. That’s how I was going to jump into the game, buy both and I’d have 6 of the Ninja and a healthy start on pirates and prefecture figs (lots of duplicates too). Can you run multiples of the same fig in the game? Like the guards from Ryu.

I can't actually find any list or pictures of what's included, not even from the company that makes it. It's a lot to expect someone to shell out $100 on spec. I'd rather have Thing 2 pic the models he wants and spend it that way. At least I'll know he'll enjoy painting and playing with his chosen models then.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 17:25:53


Post by: Theophony


If you look at their old Kickstarter and scroll down it shows you the 44 models in the base game, only 7 unique sculpts and 3 are ninja. I’m wondering for myself if I can do the prefecture with the samurai named guy and 2-3 of each of the bodyguards. Is that do able or are you limited to one bodyguard ‘A’ and one bodyguard ‘B’ per army? Actually I’m more concerned about ninja, can I use 2 of each ninja as long as the points line up?

Old Kickstarter link. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1207064031/rise-of-the-kage-ninja-board-game-with-detailed-mi
I had put in a $1, but wound up not being able to get into it.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 21:56:49


Post by: Gitsplitta


Unique named characters can only be used once. Don't think there's a limit on anything else. Ninja have their own faction too.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/06 23:27:55


Post by: Theophony


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Unique named characters can only be used once. Don't think there's a limit on anything else. Ninja have their own faction too.


So doing research...in German, it’s been 25 years since I took 5 years of German and 2 years of French, so take that into account . Anyway most info I got was from the pictures online, but these are the contents.

Rise of the Kage box: 44 figs (though I’ve seen posts saying only 1 of each ninja so 41 figs)
Takashi houseguard “A” x 20
Takashi retainer x 10
Takashi samurai x 6
Kenta Takashi x 2
Shizuoka x 2
Yuto x 2
Katsumi x 2

Docks of Ryu: 20figs
Kouhei
Ghost
Rin
Minato Jung
Yuji x 3
Kausea x 5
Kohanin x 8


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/07 13:08:09


Post by: Gitsplitta


@Theo: That's a lot of models. I'm sure equivalents can be found in Bushido for most if not all of them. You'd only need 4-7or so at any given time.


Finished Itsubo, a bushi bodyguard. Can't tell from the pic but this is a huge model. Bigger then Kotenbo (my previously largest model). He's not a "beat stick" in the sense of being able to just walk up and kill things at will. However he's a good fighter at his point value and can buff adjoining models defensively. Hope to get a chance to try him out tonight.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/09 03:56:18


Post by: Gitsplitta


A little Monday night Bushido action vs. Tyler's Temple army. I can put 50 rice on the table with options now, so it gave Tyler a chance to stretch his legs a bit. Instead of the old man on the turtle we had a fox and Rocket's Japanese cousin.

Here's the table setup. New awesome building (temple in center), unfortunately since the inside was an objective I didn't get a pic of it with the roof on. Had two other objectives (red disks with crates on them). Object was to steal the supply caches by "praying" at them & control the temple (in order to gain compliance from the priests to your clan's activities).




First thing that had to be dealt with was this shape-changing, super quick fox. She became bird food eventually.




The scrum for the center lasted all game. Everyone in this photo died.




My two newest figures did really well. Very happy with the addition of them both. The owl (healer) is just incredibly useful.




Tyler had his Toshiro Mifune character on the table! Awesome model. Luckily for me he just happened to run into the only figure in my army that could have tarpitted him effectively.




Hakzabo ended up fighting the rat. I hate the rat. So did Hakzabo... eventually he rage-quit and went into the temple to score the tieing points.




So yes.. we tied. Very close and fun game.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/09 10:16:29


Post by: nerdfest09


Those models look fanmazing! the game looks like a lot of fun Gits! i've been following the progress and just wanted to let you know i'm still here......... watching.........from a tree..........outside your window...........dressed as a possum


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/09 13:39:01


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Nerdy. Nice to know you're still there... in a tree, dressed as a possum (our only marsupial by-the-way... very appropriate). I'm still with you too even though I don't comment as much. Things have been very busy IRL and a bit hectic. You know how it goes.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/10 19:37:56


Post by: Gitsplitta


I have a question for you guys... I've really fallen in love with Bushido, but I realize it's not for everyone. Are you guys sick of seeing my Bushido posts? I notice I'm not getting my normal traffic lately. I do have a few more things that I want to get painted up for Bushido, but don't necessarily have to post that work here. I do have a couple of 40k projects queued up that I could begin work on if people weren't excited by the Bushido thing.

Thoughts? I would appreciate some feedback. Sometimes when things are silent it's hard to gauge what's going on.

Thanks!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/10 20:26:30


Post by: Emperors will


I don’t mind the bushido but I would like to see some 40k (this is my first time posting on your pm blog Gitsplitta)


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/10 23:02:16


Post by: Theophony


Love the Bushido, just too stupid busy right now to be online as I like to. It’s been a real inspiration for me to see you doing your stuff and me working on mine. Also we have a whole forum of 40K stuff, so it’s a little zen garden in the deathworld that is Dakkadakka.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/10 23:37:56


Post by: monkeytroll


Loving the Bushido stuff Gits. The models, and in particular the models in settings of the board are a delight.

I enjoy seeing a variety of stuff, so p!ease post whatever you want, whatever you're working on All feeds the mek inside....or the dark magos these days


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 04:35:42


Post by: nerdfest09


Bushido seems nice but I find myself not spending the amount of time enjoying the updates as it doesn't have a connection to my interests when I see the pics, I appreciate them and like to see them as the models are really cool and the painting aspect is great! but I'd probably comment on them in a painting forum rather than the Gits thread which has been predominantly 40k of some description for nearly 10 years! and i'm a marine whore we all know that!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 10:09:10


Post by: Nevelon


Go with your heart. Which should be marines, as they have a secondary heart, so should count twice. Jokes aside, really paint what makes you happy. With other game systems you are going to loose some of the connect with your audience. I can’t really comment on why you need bird dude #3 for your army vs. barbarian girl #2, but would comment on why you took melta over plasma.

But variety is a good thing. While I’m (mostly) not tempted to pick up a new game system myself, you doing this is probably going to cause me to dig out my old Clan Wars stuff and look for something fun to paint for one of the monthly painting comps. Mixing things up helps prevent burnout.

As for lower post counts, I’ve been posting less overall, not just in your thread. Although I still read all the new posts here.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 14:13:01


Post by: Boss Salvage


Normally I'd say I'd prefer more 40k please, as Bushido is a game I won't be picking up (too many skirmish games already, no local presence, etc), however you playing Tengu is keeping me from just scrolling through, as that's funnily enough the one faction I've paid attention to and actually own models for (originally for a MFX counts as crew, which might still happen). So it's been cool seeing the bird boys (nicely) painted and in action

That said, I do look forward to 40k stuff when you return to it, but well know that interest shifts and iron should be struck while hot.

- Salvage


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 15:15:58


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks guys. I really appreciate the honest feedback.

The one thing about the Bushido kick is that it's very finite. I just ordered what will probably be the last building I'll buy and by my count there is a grand total of 6 more minis that I'll be painting for the game. I'm not saying that I won't some day get a second faction, but since both boys have, or will soon have their own factions there isn't a lot of pressure for me to have to get into something else.

That being said, I do have several 40k projects queued up and ready to go... so I'll make an effort to mix things up more between now and when I'm "finished" with the Bushido stuff.

I will probably still post Bushido mini & micro battle reports, just because I think they're cinematic and fun. The dedicated 40k fans out there will have to just give me that one.


Thanks all. I'm pretty preoccupied through the Mother's day weekend, but hobbying will fire up again on Monday and I'll be certain to get a 40k project on the docket early. I'm thinking of working on a long-neglected Mantis Warrior predator for beginners. Would that fit the bill?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 15:45:39


Post by: Briancj


As someone who has been in the GW orbit since 1987, I really like seeing people I know branch out. 40k-grim-dark gets tiring after a while with its same-ness.

This blog provides difference in SPADES. I consider you to be the tip of the spear for the surge of Mantis Warriors, for example.

Also, if I may be brutally blunt, your time with Things 1 and 2 is coming to a pivot point. As they 'grow up', they will grow out. So, right now, I feel you should continue what you're doing, making the most out of your time with them. Clearly, Bushido 'caught fire' with you and the kids, so power on!

My $0.02.

--Brian



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/11 16:14:34


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Brian. Your dead right about my time with the kids. My time with Thing 1 is now down to a couple of months... so there's nothing that will take precedence over spending time with him on whatever excites him.

That being said... real life and DakkaDakka aren't one and the same. While my Bushido-related activity will progress unabated at home... that doesn't necessarily need to be reflected here on the pages of my Dakka blog. Ideally, I can manage the best of both worlds... giving a varied and relevant collection of posts and models to my Dakka audience while at the same time fully realizing my new-found passion for this new game with my kids.

My question was more about what people want to see, rather than about dictating what I'm going to do.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/12 19:05:23


Post by: IceAngel


I personally will come and read whatever you post because that is what online blogging friends do. I love the battle reports, even for games that I know nothing about. I think I can appreciate the nonGW stuff almost more because I have no predetermined expectation of what it should or should not be. It's great to see you posting so many battles btw. I am a bit jealous.

I think you should post what you are passionate about and we will respond. It may not be in your customary volume but do not let us determine how you are spending your time.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/12 22:10:12


Post by: Dr H


Do what you like, when you like.
But do show us what you get up to. I'm sure many would prefer something rather than nothing.

It should be no surprise that I'm happy to see anything modelling related.

Good job on the latest birdman too.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/13 13:22:19


Post by: Camkierhi


Sorry I have been a bit absent, All the models and kits are looking fantastic.

Personally I do not follow peoples blogs because of the theme, I love all models, 40k is a massive part of our hobby, but I love these other games as much. The models are beautiful and you are doing a brilliant job with them. I read the batreps and enjoy them all, I don't really know any rules for any of the games including 40k, so maybe it is less of a point for me. I just love coming here and seeing inspirational work and good honest fun.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/13 18:32:20


Post by: Gitsplitta


Very much appreciate the feedback, thank you.

Family snapshot so-to-speak.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/14 13:25:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Ice. Not mine. Thing 1 built it for a friend... I've just got it until he gets back from vacation. Nice background for a photo though.

Got my first video edited... crudely. I can't make the video editor do much more than clip and add transitions between segments. And then the video disappeared while I was trying to export it. Well, back to the drawing board...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/14 16:06:47


Post by: Anpu-adom


Gits,
I'm interested in you more than the specific models that you are painting. In a less weird (maybe) way to say it... I value the relationship that I have built with you over the last 400 pages of this blog (and the hundreds of other pages as well).
Keep doing with is interesting to you.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/14 18:43:48


Post by: monkeytroll


Cohesive looking band And that is a cool looking building.

I feel I should also point out that my second hobby purchase after returning to the fold included some Ito clan to give my snake marines more bits to p!ay with, that I probably wouldn't have found without your Bushido info. Seeing a variety of systems on people's blogs gives me more bits to potentially chop, so the more the merrier


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 02:39:57


Post by: Alfndrate


I may have missed it, and if so feel free to berate me so, but is your army official Bushido models? If so, I may have to give this game a second look. If not, I may have to find where you got those models for a DnD game I'm in

Either way, the boards, the armies, and the games look fun as hell.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 06:26:56


Post by: Archer


I am happy to see anything you post. I love seeing other games systems as I am somewhat invested in GW and personally am not going to branch out myself like I get to see on other peoples blogs, so I really enjoy the variety.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 13:33:54


Post by: Gitsplitta


Anpu-adom wrote:Gits,
I'm interested in you more than the specific models that you are painting. In a less weird (maybe) way to say it... I value the relationship that I have built with you over the last 400 pages of this blog (and the hundreds of other pages as well).
Keep doing with is interesting to you.

Thank you Anpu, I value it as well. To be honest, this blog is about far more than the hobby... it's like getting together with friends. When I need to talk, I come here.

monkeytroll wrote:Cohesive looking band And that is a cool looking building.

I feel I should also point out that my second hobby purchase after returning to the fold included some Ito clan to give my snake marines more bits to p!ay with, that I probably wouldn't have found without your Bushido info. Seeing a variety of systems on people's blogs gives me more bits to potentially chop, so the more the merrier

I'm glad you've found it useful mt. It's been a real pleasure sharing this new system with everyone.

Alfndrate wrote:I may have missed it, and if so feel free to berate me so, but is your army official Bushido models? If so, I may have to give this game a second look. If not, I may have to find where you got those models for a DnD game I'm in

Either way, the boards, the armies, and the games look fun as hell.

Indeed Alf, they are. I'm nowhere near as comfortable with Bushido as 40k, so it's unlikely I'll be doing much in the way of conversions. Besides, with so few models on the table the need for doing conversions to keep things interesting is far less.

Archer wrote:I am happy to see anything you post. I love seeing other games systems as I am somewhat invested in GW and personally am not going to branch out myself like I get to see on other peoples blogs, so I really enjoy the variety.

Glad to hear that Archer as I am enjoying doing something new. I was where you are two months ago. A friend had been asking me to try Bushido but I'd been been balking at the idea because (I quote myself), "...the last thing I need is *another* war game... I can't paint all the figures I have already..." However I tried the game at Adepticon and fell in love with the aesthetic, the game play and the models. Keep in mind my fully painted faction (at least all the models I'm interested in getting) will come to a grand total of 14 models. I'll have far more buildings and terrain pieces than I will actual figures for the game!



Well, I haven't been posting... what have I been up to?


Trying to edit my very first YouTube video, that's what. As an old fart who's never taken (much less edited) a video before in his life... it's been a bit of a struggle. Took me a lot of trial and error to find the right video editing software and my understanding of it is still very rudimentary. That being said... the video is edited, rendered and as I type this being uploaded to my YouTube channel. It is hopelessly crude in comparison to the slick products were all used to seeing on popular battle report channels, but it honestly the best I could do. They will get better, I promise.

I learned a lot from the process and just about every aspect of the battle report needs changing. Camera angle, light, my voice modulation (I talk too loud and have a tendency to try to fill space with random noises). But, my goal is simple, to make each one a little better than the last. As the saying goes... "there's no where to go from here but up".

It's a Bushido report. Lasts about an hour from a static camera at the side of the board. You can't see a lot of the minis unfortunately, but this will change before the next run. I also want to do some shots in-between turns showing close-ups of the models among the terrain to emphasize the cinematic aspect of the game.

There will be 40k reports too, but this seemed a far simpler starting project. I'll drop a note when it's live.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 17:51:40


Post by: Briancj


I'd like to see a refreshed summary of your projects, and mayhaps a bit of a glimpse into the future. Where your mind is going, what stuff is catching your eye, and attention.

--B.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 19:10:40


Post by: Gitsplitta


Hmmm.... summary of projects.

40k:

A lot of the 40k projects will revolve around trying to finish up either half-painted figures or nailing down the final few elements of particular armies. On the short list are...

Mantis Warriors: Airbrushed Mk-1 land raider and predator need to be finished.
Halloween Army/Chaos: This army is in a shambles structurally given the new rule set, however I've got a partially painted Bloodthirster w/ great axe that needs to be finished. Also snagged a small unit of Brimstones I'd like to get painted up.
AdMech: I've got a unit of 10 priests w/ staves primed and ready to go. Two Kastellan robots and at least two of my 4 mini-knights are also high up on the list.
Orks: Meh, whenever I get to them. We'll see what the codex brings. HOWEVER... I do want to finish the purple evil minion killa kan.
Miscellanious: Have two wyrdvane psychers primed and ready to go (just for fun) and a cucumber-head assassin... which I actually plan on painting with a cucumber for a head.
Iyanden wraith army: Still in boxes... may stay that way forever.


30k:

If GW sticks to the 7th edition rule set, I probably won't play Heresy again.

Emperor's Children: I would love to keep these guys as a lot of thought and effort went into them. I'm hoping I can cross them over to 40k if a Slaanesh dex ever comes out. If not... they may be on the chopping block (not that I'd get much for them given that no one is playing 30k anymore). I any case I don't see the EC as being a priority for painting.

Mechanicum: In boxes... Might meet the same fate as the Iyanden above.


BMG:

I might force myself to paint the last few ships I've got just so that I can say I'm done... even though I doubt I'll play the game again. Gives me something interesting to do when I hit the 40k doldrums anyway.


Bushido:

So yes... this is the "new hotness" in my gaming life. It's also going to be a very short-lived hotness as I figure in about 3 or 4 weeks at most I'll have all the figures and terrain that I both need and want finished. Now, I'll continue gaming and other things (see below)... but as far as taking up a lot of painting time... this one is fairly limited.

No question I'm trying to take a leadership role locally. Our local Bushido rep and I are teaming up to try and increase the visibility and participation in the game in here abouts. I'm good at whipping up the crowds... he's good at... well pretty much everything else! As a team we should be very effective and with my friend Tyler's help I'm hoping we can actually form a viable local community.


Social Media:

Well, you guys know about my struggling efforts at making a war games related YouTube channel. I think I'd enjoy that if I can get the technology to work. I've gotten to know a couple of the big guys reasonably well and know that once you start getting popular... maintaining the YouTube channel becomes your hobby... war gaming is just the thing you do to provide content. I don't think I want to go that route... even on the slim chance that my efforts are popular enough to get me there. Also it becomes a money grab... because you need the money to hire other people to do the things you can't do anymore because you're spending all of your time on your YouTube content. *shrug*

My current plans for the channel are pretty simple... 40k and Bushido battle reports and probably walk-arounds from major events... well... the ONE major event I attend... Adepticon. I've read over and over that contributions on YouTube need to be very consistent... even if they aren't too frequent. In that way it's just like DakkaDakka. There's a reason this blog has what... 1.4 million views? It's darn sure not the quality of my painting. So I'm shooting for one post/battle report per week. That should maintain the channel and not completely take away all of my hobbying time. I will be trying to carve out a niche with the Bushido reports as there's no one out there doing them with any regularity. Ash from GMG did a series that were fantastic... but he's moved on to other things so there's a gap that perhaps I can fill. What you won't see... tactical videos, codex reviews, my face (not very often anyway).

I've also been asked to at least occasionally take part in a local Bushido pod-cast (once it's back up and running). Might be a grand total of six people who'll listen to it... but anything that helps to pull the group together and give us a cohesive identity I'm all in favor of.

Obviously my posts in DakkaDakka should continue unabated. Have been trying to provide good content on a more regular basis.


Terrain:

Don't get me started. It's too depressing and I own sharp knives...




I guess that's it Brian. You now know what I know...



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/15 21:02:43


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Quite the list. Good luck with the YT channel, and all the other endeavours!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/16 13:40:43


Post by: Gitsplitta


YouTube video is finally up and running. Be kind, it's my first attempt at anything like this.





Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/16 23:39:37


Post by: Littletower


After reading you so much, it's great to have a voice to hear too!

Just had a quick preview, I'll try to properly watch it soon, it looks good so far!

Kudos, sir!!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/17 04:02:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


Second battle report is up on YouTube. This is very different from the last. Just turn summaries, some close-up pics, background music, voice overs, etc.. Lots of playing and experimenting. I think the final version will lie somewhere in-between. This is only 5 minutes so if you have any inclination you can pop over and check it out. Thanks!

PS: I've gotta find some kind of video ap that has video stabilization. I swore my old S7 had it but I can't find it on my S8.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/17 11:42:03


Post by: inmygravenimage


I love this. The music totally makes it good stuff. Well done Tengu, especially for not getting defeated by a door "no it's worth 2" lol now get some stabilisation!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/17 12:51:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks graven. This is a good example of why I won't be filming many battle reports at my local FLGS. It's always filled with foul-mouthed children or very immature "adults" playing MTG. Makes the background noise very vulgar and not child-friendly... which I'd like to keep my videos if at all possible (next generation and all that).

I did figure out the stabilization thing. Had another camera setting wrong that blocked it out.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/17 12:56:51


Post by: CommissarKhaine


need to watch it properly later on, but looking good! Gratz on getting it going properly


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/18 01:47:06


Post by: Briancj


Most excellent. I...need to do the same. Bash on me for Brian's list, would you? It'd help me out.

Your Bushido-fu is almost ready. I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/18 05:30:18


Post by: Yorkright


Seen them both , dont stop playing Bushido till I get my army painted!!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/18 17:35:05


Post by: Gitsplitta


Briancj wrote:Most excellent. I...need to do the same. Bash on me for Brian's list, would you? It'd help me out.

Your Bushido-fu is almost ready. I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Gladly! (bash, bash, bash!) I will be delighted!

Yorkright wrote: Seen them both , dont stop playing Bushido till I get my army painted!!

I can confidently say that there is zero chance of that happening.


Supply Drop!

Probably the last big one for a while. I have in my mind doing a water table focused around a large building like an inn and a bunch of docks & small fishing boats. However I haven't found the right boats yet and don't want to start getting things for it (save the few docks you see here) until all the rest of my terrain is built *and* painted. I've really been looking forward to that temple bell as it will complete my temple table in grand style!






There will be a mini batrep coming soon and another YouTube video from that same game. This third attempt should be better than either of the first two.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/18 21:59:32


Post by: Ramos Asura


Been a while since I've popped in here to say something, but been following you and Thing1's adventures in Bushido. Looks to be a really solid system for you guys. Table is looking great, and lovely paint on your armies.

Cant wait to see what you do with the new terrain
(I loooooove those bridges!!!)


The youtube videos are great so far, too. Looking forward to seeing more!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/19 10:13:50


Post by: monkeytroll


Lovely looking supply drop.

Really enjoyed the second video This coming from a non-gamer, so while interesting to see some of the game mechanics, the first one really doesn't have me as an audience in mind.

I think the key to this sort of thing is finding your style of video, and I feel the second plays more into your sense of the gaming experience - the look and feel of the board, the way the game flows etc. As you said, somewhere between the two would be a good mix of showcasing the gameplay itself along with the 'experience' of the game.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/19 12:12:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


You know mt, in the end I may up specifically doing different types of videos to appeal to different types of people. I can see doing the "game play" videos to appeal to the more tactical minded or people who are just getting interested in the game & need to see how it's played. I can also see the "narrative" style being enjoyed by more casual viewers or those familiar with the game but who don't have an hour or more to watch a full, game play video.

In either case... everything is in flux at this point so we'll see where it all goes. For the nonce... the videos will more closely resemble the second version. I need to improve my filming set up if I'm going to do more of the full, game play videos.

Got the footage for another video last night. This one was pretty funny. My opponent had some great, biting comments about my army and my status as a human appendage...



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Third battle report is up. Similar to #2 only BETTAH! 11 minutes run time for those of you with a hot date...




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/20 12:18:52


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Nice supply drop, and cool batrep as well; just a shame about the background noise, but not much to do about that


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/21 19:35:45


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


 Gitsplitta wrote:
My time with Thing 1 is now down to a couple of months... so there's nothing that will take precedence over spending time with him on whatever excites him.


Ouch. My thing 1 was supposed to come home after graduating college, got an apartment instead. I had no idea that would wrack me in the nards like it has and I'm only just now realizing that. I'll have the rest of my existential midlife crisis on my own, but thanks for being the catalyst of realization (albeit unintentional).

Bushido- it's wicked cool. I've not played it but I'm enjoying your experience. The models are interesting and I always enjoy whatever you are doing.

Speaking as a fellow modeler that does what he wants and has low thread traffic, my official opinion on it is "feh". The people that dig what you are doing will comment and come back. The people that do not dig what you are doing won't. You're an excellent artist and update your legendary thread frequently. It's a lull right now but you know it'll explode again when you pick up something with more mass appeal.

I guess right now is when you find out who your Dakka buds are.





Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 18:33:33


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Skalk, really appreciate your comments and can emphasize. Glad I was able to provide a bit of inspiration.
New board. Island shrine and docks. Nice place for my scatter terrain too.









Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 19:23:13


Post by: Theophony


Loving the new board set up , is there a scenario that fits it? It seams like it really limits movement, but that could all be a clever Tengu plan .

I haven’t had time to watch the videos yet...or paint....or much anything. It’s high on my list to sit and watch though.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 19:42:37


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yes and yes, but this probably hurts Tengu more than helps them.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 20:58:30


Post by: Meer_Cat


The new board is terrific, Gitsplitta- an extremely nice balance between realism (the docks, piers and accoutrements) and fancy (the blue, blue water). I like it a lot. Again, between you, Theo and others: MUST RESIST NEW THEMED ARMY!!!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 22:09:35


Post by: Ramos Asura


WOW <3

Thats just plain beautiful, Gits


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 22:33:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks guys, the water is a Vallejo paste I picked up a couple of Adepticons ago. Supposed to be mid-ocean I think. Yes, way too blue, but let me remind you... BIRD MEN & SNAKE MEN... nuff said?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/22 22:37:17


Post by: Meer_Cat


No, no- not too blue at all. With the setting you have, and the fantastical warriors, I feel it is exactly right. There's a balance, I don't know how better to describe it. Not criticizing at all- quite the contrary! Toujours en avante!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 02:45:26


Post by: Gitsplitta


No offense taken at all Meer_Cat! Just pointing out that it does seem very blue to me... but given the overall "Margaritaville" theme of the board and fantasy aspect of the game... I think it works too.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 03:18:05


Post by: Camkierhi


That is brilliant, really like it.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 04:57:52


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Cam!

ALMOST done with the scatter terrain. Couple of more large pieces after this batch.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 06:20:29


Post by: inmygravenimage


Wow those jars and vases looks stunning. The icing on the (rice) cake.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 11:06:39


Post by: Nevelon


For some reason when I saw that scatter terrain, my first thought was “I wonder if he could work in some 'Big Trouble in Little China' references?"

It might have been the preceding conversation about the fantastical nature of the game. On more modern terrain you might get clever asides with posters, graffiti, signs, etc. But in a high oriental fantasy what could you sneak in? L5R and Shadowfist are two CCGs I played that both could be mined for ideas. Depends a lot on how much of the genre you are familiar with; it’s not as easy as just grabbing sci-fi logos and sticking them on a shipping container. But seeing those rice bales, could be close.

Just my musings over the morning coffee. Love the work you’ve done here.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 11:34:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


Good comments Nev. Luckily, the suite of games set in feudal Japanare supported by a number of terrain companies and each seems to have one or two sets of scatter terrain/bits and pieces. The hay bales and crates come from some company at Adepticon that just had them in bins that you could buy by the handful. They aren't really Japanese but seem ubiquitous enough that they fit the theme just fine. All of the other pieces are very theme specific though, including the wrapped sake jars (the with things with the rope around them and kanji/artwork on the fronts).

All this miscellany scattered here and there, placed on docks, in carts and next to buildings really impacts the realism of the scene you set with the board & actually has a function in the game as cover as well.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 18:54:56


Post by: CommissarKhaine


That's some amazing detailwork Gits, nicely done! That sun-and-kanji is exquisite.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 19:01:34


Post by: monkeytroll


That dock board looks beautiful. The kind of board that helps elevate the whole experience. Barges and skiffs could always change up the layout of it if need be.
Nice work on the scatter terrain, very cool.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/23 21:53:13


Post by: Dr H


Nice board.

Very nice scatter pieces.

I've added your vids to my "watch later" list to watch... later... together with the other 100-130 videos currently on there.
I don't watch in order, so I'll get around to them at some point.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 01:09:28


Post by: lindsay40k


 Gitsplitta wrote:
I have a question for you guys... I've really fallen in love with Bushido, but I realize it's not for everyone. Are you guys sick of seeing my Bushido posts? I notice I'm not getting my normal traffic lately. I do have a few more things that I want to get painted up for Bushido, but don't necessarily have to post that work here. I do have a couple of 40k projects queued up that I could begin work on if people weren't excited by the Bushido thing.

Thoughts? I would appreciate some feedback. Sometimes when things are silent it's hard to gauge what's going on.

Thanks!


I am very much enjoying the stuff you're doing atm, I'm very much a lurker and don't often chip in but had to pop in and say keep it up


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 01:20:29


Post by: Meer_Cat


Frankly, Gits, it's your Bushido materials that has me checking your blog more often (maybe I'm scaring other traffic away?). I'm within millimeters of diving into the venue myself, especially if the right Kickstarter comes along.

I find your work top notch, the venue fascinating and the technical challenges in producing the various buildings, figures and scatter terrain very interesting.

Keep on keepin' on, man!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 02:26:13


Post by: Gitsplitta


CommissarKhaine wrote:That's some amazing detailwork Gits, nicely done! That sun-and-kanji is exquisite.

It was fun to do. There are some really wonderful designs out there in the world of sake.


monkeytroll wrote:That dock board looks beautiful. The kind of board that helps elevate the whole experience. Barges and skiffs could always change up the layout of it if need be.
Nice work on the scatter terrain, very cool.

I agree completely. It amazes me how often when we're just hanging out at the store playing a game, that someone wanders up from some completely different game/card system and wants to watch us and ask questions simply because the boards are so elaborate and attractive.


Dr H wrote:Nice board.

Very nice scatter pieces.

I've added your vids to my "watch later" list to watch... later... together with the other 100-130 videos currently on there.
I don't watch in order, so I'll get around to them at some point.

LOL! I'm honored. You're doing better than I am... if I can't find time to watch it right away I usually lose it forever.


lindsay40k wrote:I am very much enjoying the stuff you're doing atm, I'm very much a lurker and don't often chip in but had to pop in and say keep it up

Boy, nice to see you commenting Linds. Have been a big fan of yours for a long time. Thank you!


Meer_Cat wrote:Frankly, Gits, it's your Bushido materials that has me checking your blog more often (maybe I'm scaring other traffic away?). I'm within millimeters of diving into the venue myself, especially if the right Kickstarter comes along.

I find your work top notch, the venue fascinating and the technical challenges in producing the various buildings, figures and scatter terrain very interesting.

Keep on keepin' on, man!

Thanks Meer_Cat, really nice to hear. We will be doing a video some time in the near future where the boy and I go over just that... terrain, assembly, scatter terrain and such. He's done all the assembly of the buildings and definitely has opinions when it comes to assembly.


Speaking of which.... video #4 is live. It's another short form report... however the next one and perhaps the next several will be full form with dice rolls and all.




Hope you enjoy it!


Last scatter terrain for a while. A couple Miso casks.




Thing two started his Prefecture of Ryu today!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 08:42:20


Post by: inmygravenimage


I love the narrative nature of the game, really sells it. Have you considered having skiffs that are essentially mobile terrain? Just when I saw your Tengu on the water. Very gracious opponent there
Also, l whilst I remember, the skin tone on your Crane is really beautiful, don't think I ever commented on that.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 12:54:19


Post by: Gitsplitta


Actually graven... I have... they're on order as we speak. Great idea.

I agree 100%. It's the feel of the game that I find so captivating. Doesn't have 1/1000th of the lore that 40k does... but the setting provides so much fodder that the lack of volumes of story doesn't matter as much. Though I certainly wouldn't complain if there were more.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/24 13:59:09


Post by: inmygravenimage


Well after all, History is but a fable that has been agreed upon


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 14:47:05


Post by: wyomingfox


 Gitsplitta wrote:

Supply Drop!

Probably the last big one for a while. I have in my mind doing a water table focused around a large building like an inn and a bunch of docks & small fishing boats. However I haven't found the right boats yet and don't want to start getting things for it (save the few docks you see here) until all the rest of my terrain is built *and* painted. I've really been looking forward to that temple bell as it will complete my temple table in grand style!





Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Gitsplitta wrote:
Thanks guys, the water is a Vallejo paste I picked up a couple of Adepticons ago. Supposed to be mid-ocean I think. Yes, way too blue, but let me remind you... BIRD MEN & SNAKE MEN... nuff said?


I've seen water that blue...but then I have been all over the world


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 15:58:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


LOL! Just like that. Good call wyfox.


Actually, if you use it like you're supposed to, by making waves and such... you get a nice variation in color. Unfortunately that uneven surface would make it very difficult to build the terrain over the top... so our board is much more practical being flat, but it's also less interesting because there aren't any wave effects.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 16:56:21


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


 monkeytroll wrote:
That dock board looks beautiful.


monkeytroll likes your dock only because he lives on a sinking boat.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 18:11:21


Post by: monkeytroll


Skalk is right....I'm just jealous I don't have a a dock that nice


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 18:19:26


Post by: Gitsplitta


LOL! Well then... as long as it's not sinking faster than he can bail!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/25 19:59:37


Post by: Briancj


 monkeytroll wrote:
Skalk is right....I'm just jealous I don't have a a dock that nice


I saw a lot of canal boats when I visited Nottingham, and I was kinda jealous.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/26 15:02:57


Post by: Gitsplitta


Technical difficulties ensued...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/26 20:15:28


Post by: Syro_


Except for battle reports, I'm basically caught up on your blog. I really appreciate the time you took to make those 50-page overviews, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Reading your blogs is what first got me coming back to lurk on DakkaDakka repeatedly, so ti was nice to go through this again, and see all the new additions. Hard to remember all the stuff I wanted to comment on, but I hope you're enjoying the Bushido game, the boards you've been creating look great. The island shrine in particular is breath taking. Congratulations on your son becoming an eagle scout, and I am greatly enjoying your posts on the 30k campaign, will there be more, or was that battle against the giant wall the finale?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/27 09:51:18


Post by: Camkierhi


Yeah what happened to the latest?
Watched it now it is gone!!!

Was blooning good too, and the board looked amazing.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/27 12:05:44


Post by: Anpu-adom


Board is gorgeous, Gits. Thing 2 jumped in? Great! For those not in the know, what is the Prefecture?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/27 12:24:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


Syro_ wrote:Except for battle reports, I'm basically caught up on your blog. I really appreciate the time you took to make those 50-page overviews, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Reading your blogs is what first got me coming back to lurk on DakkaDakka repeatedly, so ti was nice to go through this again, and see all the new additions. Hard to remember all the stuff I wanted to comment on, but I hope you're enjoying the Bushido game, the boards you've been creating look great. The island shrine in particular is breath taking. Congratulations on your son becoming an eagle scout, and I am greatly enjoying your posts on the 30k campaign, will there be more, or was that battle against the giant wall the finale?

Hey Syro, really appreciate the comments... thank you. Unfortunately the big wall assault was the end of the 30k campaign. It's kind of weird around here... even though the immediate Madison area has 5 gaming stores, all with playable spaces, the 40k/30k community has become very fragmented. For most of my time here there was a central store that most of us gravitated to & a strong personality running things which made for a very tight and cohesive community. That's not the case anymore and quite a number of us are currently experimenting with other games. Lots of folks went to Sigmar for example which they say is a better game than 40k. I don't think any of us have quit 40k... but many are taking a break after being primarily 40k players for decades (literally). You might even see a few Arena Rex figures on the pages of this blog eventually. Old buddy of mine wants me to try it and in exchange, he'll put together a small Bushido list. Could not be prouder of Thing 1 getting his Eagle, thank you.

Camkierhi wrote:Yeah what happened to the latest?
Watched it now it is gone!!! Was blooning good too, and the board looked amazing.

Sorry Cam, when I watched it I noticed it had some pretty serious continuity issues so I pulled it. Re-built the vid last night & will re-post.

Anpu-adom wrote:Board is gorgeous, Gits. Thing 2 jumped in? Great! For those not in the know, what is the Prefecture?

Fairly standard historical Samurai... however they do get some fantastical stuff, including the only dragon in the game!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/28 05:02:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


The last video is back up after re-working. Hopefully this one is OK.


Latest work... "Giant Eagle" for my Tengu, paint job based on the golden eagle.









Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/28 05:28:02


Post by: inmygravenimage


Wow dude that's seriously... Wow. Great job. The transitions, especially on the back, are impressive!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/28 13:12:46


Post by: Camkierhi


Stunning work sir. (*bows) as graven said wonderful smooth transistions.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Gitsplitta wrote:
The last video is back up after re-working. Hopefully this one is OK.


Latest work... "Giant Eagle" for my Tengu, paint job based on the golden eagle.









Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/28 15:54:19


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks for re-posting that Cam. Sometimes the delay on back-to-back posts drives me nuts.

Here are the pics again (spoilered), just to bump them properly.

Giant Eagle for Bushido in the style of a golden eagle.
Spoiler:








Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/28 15:54:34


Post by: Dr H


Good job.

Having just painted an eagle of my own, there's more to a "simple bird" that you first think?!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/29 00:26:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


Couple of elemental spirits (water and air) called kami.




Also a new group shot with props!




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/29 03:02:22


Post by: nerdfest09


That Great Eagle is GREAT!!! such a nice job you've done Gits, you have nailed it! really well painted mate.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/29 15:50:56


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thank you Nerdy... high praise indeed from such an artist as yourself!


Supply Drop!



The problem with having multiple kids into this game is that I'm having to buy everything... several times. The next game I'm going to play all by myself!

The big exciting thing are Cam's brilliant bamboo stands which not only are awesome in and of themselves... but they are the perfect size for filling in and around my giant "drinking straw bamboo" pieces. Donated for the cause by Cam of course... generous to a fault as usual. Thanks mate.

Add to this a couple of copies of various card sets for the boys and I to share... the two "official" 50mm base objectives (hokora) because I just wasn't happy with anything I concocted on my own, and last but not least... my big-dog samurai! Yeah baby!!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/29 19:57:45


Post by: monkeytroll


That eagle is lovely, great job.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/30 03:20:58


Post by: Gitsplitta


New board is set up and ready for the next battle report!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/30 18:55:44


Post by: monkeytroll


Oh that is lovely.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/30 19:36:40


Post by: Camkierhi


Looks quite idyllic.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/30 23:43:30


Post by: Meer_Cat


That board is wicked cool!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/05/31 22:09:57


Post by: Syro_


That new board is a thing of real beauty. You should set that up at a game store or a convention if you want new players


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/01 09:26:12


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looks great. Needs skiffs and maybe a zen garden


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/01 13:26:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


Skiffs are coming...can't say about the zen garden.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/01 14:22:05


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Wow. How did you get the weathering for the dead stumps? That's excellent.

The eagle is amazing as well, I just noticed the base first.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/01 23:03:00


Post by: Gitsplitta


New video is up!

Simple channel introduction. Should have been video #1 but instead is #6. If you want to see me ramble on for 6 minutes... knock yourself out.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/01 23:20:40


Post by: monkeytroll


Seemed like a good intro - think the music could do with being brought down a lot more once you start talking though, there are patches where it drowns your voice, and vies for attention a lot of the rest. Not saying it should necessarily be muted, but needs to be a lot lower level than your voice to make things clear.

Good talk though, and you appeared natural, which is hard to do


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/02 00:24:57


Post by: Gitsplitta


Point well taken, Ill sort that out on the next one for sure.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/04 15:03:22


Post by: Gitsplitta


Well, I have two battle reports worth of pictures loaded but no time to write-up two battle reports... In the meantime then, I'll leave you with a pic of the latest reinvention of the water board. Now that all the wood-work is properly stained, things look much nicer.

The idea here is that the local powers-that-be set up these channel-blocking docks in order to allow transfer of merchandise not only to the attached islands but to in effect, create a mandatory opportunity to charge a toll on transiting goods which have to be unloaded from one boat, then re-loaded onto another on the opposite side of the docks in order to continue on. Perhaps this is the mouth of a small harbor where the "interior" traffic is controlled by whomever controls the docks, thus strangling the trade unless people are willing to play ball. Or perhaps, this is simply a long channel in-between islands but was set up with the same money-making premise as above. In any case, control of the docks can make a clan both rich and influential, thus is a natural point of conflict.



I designed this with two primary missions in-mind. "The Idols" where you have three idols spread in a line across the center of the docks and you fight to influence the idols (thus controlling the two docks and the bridge intersection). The other mission(s) are those where you are trying to kill each others "VIM" (very important model). In these missions you're trying not only to keep your VIM alive but to smuggle him/her to the other factions deployment zone (which in this case would be the opposite corner). Imagine a messenger trying to get through to make an important business deal, alliance or communicate with spies hidden near the other faction's base of operations.

We'll see how it plays.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/04 22:06:01


Post by: Dr H


Good board. Like what you did with the water and the depth it shows.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/05 03:20:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


Did a bit of experimenting tonight as well as some shopping for both filming supplies and terrain building supplies. Hope the terrain stuff works out well, should be a real treat if it does.

Decided to take some stills with my digital SLR rather than the phone. Forgotten how good it is. No good for filming though... it can do both film and sound but the autofocus is very primitive and cant even keep up with slow motion or moving steadily from one point to another.

Here's a few pics of Thing 1's figures on the new waterboard configuration. I think the SLR does a better job though it isn't quite as convenient. The color balance is a lot better, though I think I need a set of macro lenses to make the figure shots easy.








Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/05 03:46:46


Post by: Yorkright


I liked how they looked before but this so much better. Camera does take a very nice pic. Looking forward to the next bit of terrain.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/05 18:31:38


Post by: monkeytroll


Very nice. Like that last shot on the bridge


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/06 08:55:10


Post by: Archer


Your boards look so amazing, I really need to get a table to game on so I can start trying to rip your ideas off.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/06 09:27:41


Post by: alabamaheretic


ok so this is a pretty sweet little game gits. digging your board. I like the batreps as well personally not a fan of video bat reps cause usually they folks that make em are all over the place and well kinda annoying but yours are pretty good.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/06 13:53:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yorkright wrote: I liked how they looked before but this so much better. Camera does take a very nice pic. Looking forward to the next bit of terrain.

And here it is. Not quite terrain exactly but pretty close. This is one of a pair of "large objectives" that are used in specific scenarios. They are hokora (small shrines) which I do actually have other versions of as terrain. I was going to call this one "done", but I think I'll go back and revisit the gold just a bit. The second one of these is nearly done and I expect to have the pair finished off by tonight.




monkeytroll wrote:Very nice. Like that last shot on the bridge

I agree. Really shows off to action pose of the figure and the decent job Thing 1 did in painting her face.

Archer wrote:Your boards look so amazing, I really need to get a table to game on so I can start trying to rip your ideas off.

Indeed you do Archer! Indeed you do.

alabamaheretic wrote:ok so this is a pretty sweet little game gits. digging your board. I like the batreps as well personally not a fan of video bat reps cause usually they folks that make em are all over the place and well kinda annoying but yours are pretty good.

Thanks 'bama. It's all new to me so I'm just trying to not embarrass myself. It should please you to know that I've got plenty of photos for two regular, old, written battle reports... just can't find the time to sit down and write them up.



Pics of the finished objectives tonight. Will also start working on editing the next video battle report. Also will have something new and unusual (for all of us, me included) written up by the weekend.
Stay tuned!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/06 14:17:38


Post by: Littletower


Oriental-style board(s) and scenery are ace, really!

I guess I never got around to answer your question (a couple pages back already, that's the problem with Gits' blog, ) about which way to go/themes with posting. Been said already, but might as well add my two cents: the only right way is the one that makes you happier, and that's it.

Personally, I care for great paint jobs and beautiful terrain, no matter the game system. Batreps are also great, specially on those thematic boards! (More of a write-up and still photos than videos myself, but I reckon I'm getting outdated there)

And hearing about you sharing game and hobby with your sons is awesome, too.

So keep it coming!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/06 15:27:20


Post by: alabamaheretic


The objective markers very cool. I dunno im kinda liking the subdued gold personally.
man no worries on the vid reports. sides take your time on writing them up. yea echoing what the others have said cool on sharing the hobby with your boy quite jealous lol

oh tell thing 1 his stuff is looking very good couldn't find a link to his stuff to tell em myself.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/08 00:18:51


Post by: Gitsplitta


New video battle report is up!




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/08 01:15:44


Post by: Anpu-adom


Rollin...rollin.rolling on the river...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/08 11:53:21


Post by: inmygravenimage


Once again, really enjoyable. Love the atmosphere and the narrative.Skirmish games are the future!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 02:37:13


Post by: Gitsplitta


@anpu: Indeed!

@graven: Coming from you graven that's a bit compliment and I certainly hope you're right! Thank you.


Here's what I did today...

Completely cleaned and reorganized my painting desk so it can accommodate my new magnifying lamp (on the left). This is the first step in a major clean up of my studio which will involve getting rid of a lot of stuff. I feel very good about this.




Realized that I'd painted the fire kami (spirit) completely backwards... which explains why it just looked "wrong". Back to the starting point! (don't feel so good about this)



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 03:11:53


Post by: Yorkright


You know I love me a Bushido report, lovely work space Gitz. Sorry bout the Kami.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 03:58:41


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Yorkright... I'd keep doing them even if you were the only person watching! Tried to get one in yesterday but the store closed on us so we only got to turn 2. Not enough for a video. Might have a few stills for you though.

Until then... here's the finished kami. I tried to make it look like the log and grass were burning on the kami-side.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 12:44:42


Post by: Camkierhi


That is excellent work, really worth the redo, although I had no issue the way it was! Like the fire effect on the surroundings.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Workspace is looking great too.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 15:55:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Cam, really appreciate it!


I did promise a few pics from our game on Saturday, short as it was. Unfortunately I'd filmed the beginning so I didn't get as many stills as I'd like. Just a few I'm sad to say.

---------------------------------------------------

I squared off against Tyler's Temply of Ro-kan army. We've faced each other several times but this time we both had new figures to field. This was a small, 35 rice game with three idols across the center that you influenced to your favor by spending action points once you reached them. We each had 5 models. My new models were a kami of the west wind (air spirit) and the giant eagle. His were a gorilla and a little ghost girl (support figure).

The first thing we found out is that my eagle can get to objectives on the center line in one move/action, allowing him to use his second action of the first turn to influence the objective in my favor. Wow, is this a big deal! Usually you have to spend a full turn (2 move actions) to get to the center objectives and then can't influence them until the turn 2. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but in this game... getting and turning those objectives first is a very big deal as your opponent then needs to spend two actions to get them pointed in his direction rather than just one (one action to return it to neutral, a second to move it in his favor).

The other thing I did differently this game was to use my kami of the wind correctly (as opposed to it's last outing). If you get it positioned properly, it can increase one model's (in BtB) movement by 1"... that means 2" boost for the turn (1" boost x2 movements). In our game that ended up making a huge difference and leads us to the first picture.

One of the interesting tactical aspects of the game is that movement is back-and-fourth, with each unit having two activations (potentially two opportunities for movement) each full turn. So you can hold models back and wait to see what your opponent is doing before committing them. Tyler and I both did this; he with his gorilla and me with my samurai Kotenbo. Both models were making a play for the center objective and both had boosted movement. Because Tyler had gone first however... he ran out of activations before I did... giving me the advantage of the last movement of the turn. He moved his gorilla onto the middle objective but he did the smart thing and put it on the opposite side of the "impassible" objective to decrease the odds of my reaching him with Kotenbo. Luckily my 1" movement boost from the kami was *just enough* to reach the gorilla for a Turn 1 show-down.



Right off the bat we both threw everything into assault (neither of us put any of our dice into defense). As a result it was kill-or-be-killed for both of us. I did have the advantage as he was already exhausted (-1 die) and because I was attacking I had the initiative. My gamble paid off and I one-shotted the great beast.


On my right, Tyler's major baddie... Master Po, went after my giant eagle. Luckily for me one of my other figures (Torobo, who has become one of my favorite figures) was able to stun Po with a special action, lowering his attack dice from 4 to 3. This put us on an even footing, 3 dice to 3 and allowed my eagle to not only survive (by putting all three dice into defense) but tar-pit Po so he couldn't change the orientation of the objective.




Here's where things stood at the end of Turn 1. I have the center uncontested, but have not yet turned it. On the right (behind the house) I control the objective but am in a pitched battle with Tyler's best fighter. On the left (also behind the house), Tyler has two monks, at but not yet controlling the objective there. Both Torobo my archer & Ryuhobo my cleric are in good position to support action at all 3 idols.



By the end of Turn 2 (and game's end), Kotenbo had influenced the center idol, the eagle was still stalemating Master Po on the right thanks to good rolling and the continuing "stun" effect from Torobo. My wind kami (not powerful but with good defensive abilities) had moved forward to cover Kotenbo's back as the monks were moving in from my left. At the end of turn 2 we add up the score & since I had 2 objectives to his 1... I earned 1 victory point. Had we continued there would have been another victory point available at the end of turn 4 and 6 (total of 3 for the game). I think I was in a pretty strong position as Kotenbo would now be free to join the fray. My thought was to go after the monks and the leftward objective in the hopes that the eagle could hold on vs. Po for a turn or so. I suppose I could even have the eagle disengage from combat (he can do that) and let Po spend an entire turn influencing that objective while I took control of the other two, then it would just be a game of keep-away as I bounced around, influencing whatever objectives Po wasn't at.



In any case it was a very fun game and far from certain in spite of my strong start. You never know when the dice are going to stab you in the back!

Thanks for reading!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/11 23:41:16


Post by: Syro_


I agree with Cam, I didn't think the fire kami needed a redo, but it does look even better than before, now. That magnifying lap for painting is sweet. I can't ever image getting my hobby desk that clean.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/12 10:17:21


Post by: nerdfest09


I love that eagle! looks so good.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/12 11:18:24


Post by: inmygravenimage


Fantastic batrep (birdrep?), as always, and I love your kami, they're really evocative. Great stuff.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/12 13:55:33


Post by: Gitsplitta


 Syro_ wrote:
I agree with Cam, I didn't think the fire kami needed a redo, but it does look even better than before, now. That magnifying lap for painting is sweet. I can't ever image getting my hobby desk that clean.

Funny you should mention the lamp. I was asked to do a review of it by the people that make it. First time that's opportunity's come along. I've been using it for 3 weeks now and am working on the review (photos, text, etc.). Should have it posted shortly.

@nerdy & graven: Thanks guys. I'm rather enjoying this change of pace.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/13 14:59:44


Post by: San76


The models look great....but mostly I’m jealous of that work area!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 05:02:27


Post by: Gitsplitta


New Bushido video is up on my YouTube channel. Short form, Tengu Descension vs. Temple of Ro-kan, "Botoku" mission, 50 rice.

Fun game with Adam at one of our local stores. Only his second game but boy... does he have a good grasp on the rules! Very fine painter too so you're in for a visual treat.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 08:55:22


Post by: inmygravenimage


The air kami looks amazing in action. Love the wee fox btw, and looks like a great piece in game. How long did the game take in real terms?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 11:15:10


Post by: Gitsplitta


Oh, couple hours I suppose... but we're playing casually & includes set up time (which can take a while if you're not sure what you want to do), still learning the rules and pausing for filming. If Thing 1 and I really focus on what we're doing (and I've got the camera set up on a tripod so I'm not worried about filming breaks), we can do a 50 rice game in slightly less than 1 hour.

The better we get at remembering the rules, the faster the games tend to go.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 16:28:51


Post by: Briancj


What's the top points/rice allotment per side, again? 50 rice?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 19:18:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


35, 42 and 50 rice (points).


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/15 19:49:37


Post by: Briancj


I would like to see more of the lower point battles. You've been playing mostly 50 rice. That's my 2 masu worth.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/16 02:22:54


Post by: Gitsplitta


I would like to oblige you, but people like to play with all of their toys, you know? I'll see what I can do though.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/16 02:39:32


Post by: Briancj


I do understand. But if you're trying to get folks into playing Bushido...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/16 03:54:57


Post by: Gitsplitta


Point well taken. Next video is rendering. Sorry Brian, 50 rice again.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/16 03:58:21


Post by: Yorkright


I wouldn't mind a few lower point games, would allow me to run all the bakemonos or Oni using the themed rules.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/17 00:54:00


Post by: Gitsplitta


I'll be sure to get some smaller games up, NP.

Unfortunately the one I just posted is 50 rice. Sorry all. Tengu vs. Savage Wave (gremlins & ogres), "The Emissary" mission, short form.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/17 05:03:26


Post by: Yorkright


Sorry Gitz I did not mean I dont like the 50 rice games, just that I would be willing to run some lower points if need be.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/17 20:09:12


Post by: Dr H


You're really knocking these vids out, Gits'.
It's really helping to make my "watch later" list longer.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/17 20:32:42


Post by: Gitsplitta


@Yorkright: NP... like in 40k I actually like smaller games

@DrH: You need to watch them NOOOOWWWW!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/18 13:31:54


Post by: Gitsplitta


Had a very nice father's day. Thing 2 made me breakfast, wife made a wonderful supper, did a bit of console gaming (Destiny & Fallout 4), got some prezzies (cloths for an upcoming back-country canoe trip) and did a bit of painting for a change. This is one of my two big fighters and arguably one of the best archers in the game... Buzenbo. Just getting started on him but I thought I'd post my progress. This will be by far the most expensive figure in my army so far... he tops out at 13 rice... the closest I have is Kotenbo at 9 rice... everything else is 8 or less.



His inner garments are done and the armor is painted with a black wash. The armor will get more attention & perhaps the inner garments too... but it's a decent start.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/18 14:31:19


Post by: inmygravenimage


Sounds like a good day, and certainly a cracking model. How big is it to the tips?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/18 14:45:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Guessing near 3" (he's standing on a 40mm base).


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/18 15:19:01


Post by: Yorkright


Sounds like a great fathers day Gitz, Buzenbo is looking good. Is he close in height with his wings to Rashka the Destroyer?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/18 16:34:59


Post by: Littletower


Nice!

Really digging the "side-tracking" unto Bushido.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/20 02:14:59


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yorkright wrote: Sounds like a great fathers day Gitz, Buzenbo is looking good. Is he close in height with his wings to Rashka the Destroyer?

3" base to wing-tip

Littletower wrote:Nice! Really digging the "side-tracking" unto Bushido.

Me too!


I kind of hinted earlier that I'd been asked to review a magnifying lamp for a California company called Brightech. Finished my trial period and the review is over at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/759071.page#10030873.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/20 05:01:55


Post by: inmygravenimage


Great piece mate. Nice job.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/20 15:21:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks graven. I wanted to do a good job on the review yet try to make it *not* sound like an advert. I figure using the lamp for a month pretty much took me out of that category, but still... have to be careful about how you write such things. I appreciated your advice, thank you.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 01:19:08


Post by: Gitsplitta


Supply drop!

Got a crap-ton of tropical greenery from somewhere in China and some boats + scatter terrain (from Oshiro Modelterrain).





Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 02:39:20


Post by: monkeytroll


Ooh...pretty new board layouts coming....


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 14:05:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yeah, the palms are really neat. They were kind of mushed and compressed from the shipping, but hit them with a heat gun (hair dryer) lightly for about 30 seconds and the palm fronds spread out and look fantastic!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 14:07:25


Post by: Nevelon


Nice selection of stuff there.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 14:35:32


Post by: Gitsplitta


I should have gotten half the number of palms and twice the number of the little green shrubs!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/23 14:44:08


Post by: Nevelon


 Gitsplitta wrote:
I should have gotten half the number of palms and twice the number of the little green shrubs!


True, from a pure numbers standpoint. The palms take up a lot more space, while you need more ground cover in from the little guys. Two or three palms would make for a nice spot of scatter terrain, but that would probably take about a dozen shrubs to fill out the base.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/24 00:12:17


Post by: Meer_Cat


You need a shrubber- Monty Python has one- Roger the Shrubber, he sells shrubbery.... (inserts Knights Who Say Neeq here)….


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/24 00:32:40


Post by: monkeytroll


We are no longer the Knights Who Say Ni! We are now the Knights Who Say Ekky-ekky-ekky-ekky-pitang-zoom-boing.
Ni! Shh!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/24 13:04:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


... and yet again I have lost control of my blog... *sigh*


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/24 21:52:24


Post by: Theophony


 Gitsplitta wrote:
... and yet again I have lost control of my blog... *sigh*


Help! Help! He’s being repressed .


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/24 23:25:45


Post by: Nevelon


 Theophony wrote:
 Gitsplitta wrote:
... and yet again I have lost control of my blog... *sigh*


Help! Help! He’s being repressed .


Come and see the violence inherent in the system!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/25 02:35:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


You guys make me laugh.

This is a Monty Python friendly thread... so no worries on my end.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/26 09:57:27


Post by: nerdfest09


He's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/26 10:45:03


Post by: inmygravenimage


I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok...
Spoiler:





Automatically Appended Next Post:
Although, given your spare of foliage perhaps it would be Number 9. The Larch.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/26 21:06:46


Post by: bogalubov


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Supply drop!

Got a crap-ton of tropical greenery from somewhere in China and some boats + scatter terrain (from Oshiro Modelterrain).
[/url]


Do you remember/have link to where the trees and shrubs are from?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/27 04:50:16


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Stop that, stop that! There'll be nooooo singing while I'm around!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/27 05:58:25


Post by: Camkierhi


Come on now. Your all individuals!




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/27 09:46:30


Post by: Theophony



Waiting to see moar ex-Parrots....I mean...Tengu

https://goo.gl/images/MF7EXX


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/27 21:02:52


Post by: Dr H


 Camkierhi wrote:
Come on now. Your all individuals!


I'm not.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/28 01:38:31


Post by: Meer_Cat


Alms for an ex-leper!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/06/29 10:24:15


Post by: Gitsplitta


Hey gang, sorry for being quiet. On vacation. Back, will get you that link promptly. Loved reading all the Python bits. Thank you!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/05 20:43:38


Post by: Gitsplitta


So... the boy absconded with all of my trees and decided to make himself a Jungle board for his Ito Clan. So much for my dreams of sandy, palm-filled beaches... The ground (cork) still needs sand applies (which is done, just no pic yet) and will get some washing with sepia as we really don't want it to look like sand. Either that or I may just paint it so it matches the brown of the board. Lastly it'll get grass added. Sorry for the huge size of the pics but I'm pulling them off of Facebook and I can't scale down the linked image as I would if it was a normal image upload. I think he did a fantastic job making really unique, functional terrain. I'll be working on finishing it up for him while he's in Japan.





Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/05 20:47:36


Post by: monkeytroll


Very nice. I like the fact there's a variety of ground levels in the pieces.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/06 04:51:37


Post by: moonpie


I dig that scene a lot, Gits.

Functional and good looking. How fiddly is it moving minis around in the forests?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/06 11:18:13


Post by: inmygravenimage


Very nice indeed, kid has done you proud. Beautiful work, very natural indeed.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/06 13:08:20


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks guys. If he'd told me he was going to do this ahead of time, I would have advised him to remove the mold lines from the big palms and re-painted, highlighted and washed their trunks before placement... however, that didn't happen & now everything is glued into place. I might do a little bit of dry-brushing and washing on them to try and make them look a little less like plastic.

We haven't tried playing on them yet, but he did try and spread things out enough that they were playable. I guess we'll find out soon enough. For the most part, it looks like their should be plenty of room to play around the foliage.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/06 16:14:23


Post by: Yorkright


Thing 1 did a fine job on these, good to see him jump right in on projects. When can I get a game in on this new terrain?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/07 01:37:57


Post by: Solar_lion


Nicely done. You are taking this to a new level. Kudos.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/07 02:02:45


Post by: dsteingass


Looks great! I've been wanting to do some jungle terrain myself lately.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/07 05:06:09


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks guys... I'll pass on your compliments.

@Yorkright: When he gets back from Japan I suppose, though he might want to finish up the pieces before they are debuted. (sp?)


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/08 07:37:08


Post by: nerdfest09


That jungle looks brilliant! good terrain for hunting through!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/09 13:58:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


I produced a series of short videos reviewing the scatter terrain that I've accumulated over the months I've been interested in Bushido. They should all be in the "product review" play list. The following link gets you to the first video in the play list, hopefully the rest appear behind it.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/09 15:10:19


Post by: Yorkright


The videos were very well done Gitz, not to long, looked and sounded professional. Maybe you will get some companies to send you their product to review. I really enjoyed your guest host too.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/10 00:27:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Yorkright, really appreciate the support. I'm honestly not fishing for free-bees... but I wouldn't turn them down. The battle reports, especially the full length ones are such a nightmare to edit and produce... sometimes you need something simple to prevent your brain from getting cooked. Besides... I have a stupid amount of scatter terrain and will be ordering more once I get caught up on painting what I have. Why not share with everyone?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/10 15:53:47


Post by: alabamaheretic


nice board, good bat rep. you my friend are a better man than me I hate editing vids


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/17 13:45:52


Post by: Gitsplitta


Hey gang, sorry I've been so quiet. Really busy (it's that time of year).

New battle report is up for Bushido. Short form, Clan Ito vs. Cult of Yurei (that's right... my Tengu are on vacation this week!). Fiddling around with some new text panels. Have 3 battle reports shot and 1 is edited and ready for upload. Will have some new things for the channel soon I hope. That's the plan anyway. Still all Bushido for the nonce.







Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/17 16:14:02


Post by: Theophony


Nice video , terrain looks great, your son did an awesome job with the cork islands.

Only critique I have is background noise, but that’s to be expected at a gaming store. Well done.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/17 17:34:40


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yeah, unfortunately there's not much I can do about that. That's why you see so few full-length battle reports, they all need to be done from my home.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/18 03:44:16


Post by: Yorkright


Another good video Gitz, yah there was a bit of background but it wasn’t that distracting. Keep up the good work.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/18 03:49:16


Post by: insaniak


The jungle terrain looks great, but I would worry about the cork warping once you texture and paint it. It might want a more solid base under it, or at the very least a coat of paint or PVA glue on the underside.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/18 15:52:01


Post by: Gitsplitta


Well, it's already been textured and washed... so far so good. I'm going to experiment with the proper ground color over the next couple of days. I would agree with you though... I'd be a lot happier with something solid underneath it.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 02:23:34


Post by: Gitsplitta


Buzenbo of the Tengu Descension.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 04:39:23


Post by: Anpu-adom


The stuff you are putting out is great, Gits. You have a talent for the videos and thecterrain is excellent as always. Keep it up.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 06:52:53


Post by: Anvildude


Anyone ever use thin wire as bowstrings?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 08:22:03


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looks amazing. If I have one tiny criticism, something about the eye looks... off to me. Too black, or too wide maybe? picky picky, I know


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 08:37:28


Post by: nerdfest09


That's a sweet looking model Gits! great paint :-)


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/22 13:57:04


Post by: Theophony


Beautiful work all around on Buzenbo. I really like all the details you’ve done on the feathers. Also what green did you use on the armor plates, it’s so nice.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/23 01:38:48


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks everyone! I'm pretty happy with this model all things considered. Far from my best work (see some of the EC dreads, etc), but nice looking all the same. As to some of the specific questions.

@graven: If I zoom in really close, the iris is more like a house lying on it's side with the peak of the roof pointing towards the back, which is probably where you're getting the wide-eye from. In truth, a hunting bird's iris would probably fill a lot more of the white than I have here. But I do get what you're saying... just a clumsy brush stroke on my part.

@Anvildude: I wanted to put a bowstring on him, but on the bottom half his body gets in the way. Sculpt wasn't intended to allow for a string I guess. Too bad, I think it would look fantastic with one!

@Theo: It's actually not green. The plates were all done with a simple steel washed with black, then gently washed with GW's yellow wash... whatever it's called. I wanted him to stand out from the rest (all done in normal steel) as he is one of the only true "beatsticks" that exist in the faction. The other is fully armored and carries a katana. The paint job on the feathers is actually very simple... the sculpt is just so good that simple paint works beautifully.

There should be another video battle report up soon. I'll probably start the upload before bed tonight.

Thing 1 has been a painting fiend. Really good work too. He's really come into his own as a painter. I'll post some pics later on.



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/24 14:16:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


New battle report is up. Bushhido battle report. Temple of Ro-kan vs The Prefecture of Ryu, 35 rice. Short form.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 11:56:47


Post by: whalemusic360


Happy Birthday to you and Pat!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 12:45:14


Post by: RiTides


That was a really fun little battle report, Gits!

And apparently, birthday wishes are in order . Hope it's awesome!!



Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 13:03:22


Post by: Theophony


Happy Birthday!!!

Hope it’s full of plastic, resin and metal goodness.....and cake


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 13:11:58


Post by: inmygravenimage


Happy new crack day! Or something like that


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 13:29:54


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thank you guys, appreciate it. Back at 'cha whalemusic!

If we can't grow old gracefully, we can at least grow old together.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/27 14:14:30


Post by: Nevelon


Getting older: it beats the alternative!

Hope you have a good B-day.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/28 14:20:57


Post by: Sigur


Heyhey, happy bizzleday!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/29 18:20:36


Post by: Camkierhi


Slightly late but happy birthday bud, and to all the boys who all seem to share your bday. Hope you had a great day.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/29 19:01:03


Post by: Dr H


Good job on the archer.

and even later belated happy birthday to all that had a birthday...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/30 12:48:26


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks guys. I had a very enjoyable day. After work, took the boys out for some Bushido at a local shop, then we all went out for dinner afterwards (wife was tuckered out after a week of traveling for work so we had her blessing). That made Saturday my de-facto birthday and spend it just hanging out with the family... just perfect in my book.

You'll note I haven't been painting a lot lately. That's because I can't get at my painting desk. Both boys have been painting like mad. I'll get some pics up later. Really proud of both of them.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/30 18:10:52


Post by: Meph


Happy belated birthday, mate!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/07/31 16:20:00


Post by: MajorTom11


All the bushido stuff is great (and a nice change from the usual PA stuff in P&M in general) but am I the only one who misses me some Mantis and EC action???


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/01 21:11:37


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thing 2 has been a painting and building maniac. I'm really proud of him.




The tree is a Japanese Plum, which really does look a lot like this. All his idea... scratch-built tree from sticks, pink thread for the trailing, flowering branches.

My birthday present from Thing 1. A "Pirates of the Caribbean" themed list I put together using the Bushido faction called the "Jung Pirates".




@Tom: I get you. But the idea of painting the same, or nearly the same figure over and over and over again just to get a basic unit isn't very appealing right now. Also the local 40k scene has pretty well fragmented into nothingness. Which is frankly shocking. I'll get back to it eventually. Maybe in the winter when there's more time to paint.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/01 21:27:05


Post by: inmygravenimage


The old man has taught them well...


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/01 22:00:57


Post by: Theophony


Nice Bday haul there.

Can we get another view of that tree? It looks excellent.

Also PP just previewed a picture of one of their L5R figures . It’s over in the News and rumors thread. No price listed, but if they start a samurai based game with figs looking like that I’m sunk.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/03 02:37:01


Post by: Snrub


Hey Gits,

Been a while, but i'm glad to see you're still running this leviathan of a blog as I don't think Dakka would be the same without it.
Belated happy birthday, btw. Sounds like you had a good day and got a nice little haul.

Been catching up with the mammoth amount of stuff i've missed. Much like MT11, i'm sad at the lack of mantis warriors, but it's great to see you directing your efforts into bushido, which looks pretty fun.
Also fantastic to see the next gen of Gits making their mark on the hobby (That tree is really clever.)


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/03 03:14:27


Post by: Gitsplitta


I'll look through my Mantis Warriors and see if I can't find a character that needs painting.

Nice to hear from you again Snrub. Thanks for sticking with me.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/03 07:46:21


Post by: Arakasi


I too have been a bit confused by all of this non Mantis Warrior hobby action. I don't know, you leave a blog for 5 years and suddenly its all Bushido


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/03 14:01:02


Post by: moonpie


Happy B-day, Gits! Sounds like it was a great one!

What's the story with the 40k meltdown?

May I suggest....Necromunda?

Clever move with the pink tree - like that.

Also, I'm with you on the repeating the same thing over and over trip. Sometimes I am into it, but I am just not right now. Maybe something will catch your eye again, but until then, just painting individuals is cool. You do you.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/19 21:53:49


Post by: Gitsplitta


New battle report is up. Not the long anticipated long-form report unfortunately and the video just crashed and would not process for YouTube... but an equally brutal affair involving my Tengu and Ben's Prefecture of Ryu. 35 rice, "Ryodo" scenario, short form.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/19 22:53:28


Post by: Anpu-adom


Very cool.
Are you going to try your hand at Kill Team?


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/21 10:23:17


Post by: Gitsplitta


I dont think so Anpu. Ive got my hands full with Bushido at the moment. A friend and I get to be beta testers for the new edition.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/21 13:53:10


Post by: Littletower


 Gitsplitta wrote:
A friend and I get to be beta testers for the new edition.


Going full pro, ain't we?

Congratulations, and good call from the game developers!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/21 17:44:34


Post by: Gitsplitta


Well, it was his doing more than mine, but I'm happy to ride his coat tails.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/21 18:00:41


Post by: inmygravenimage


Sweet! Though that way madness lies


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/31 03:38:48


Post by: Gitsplitta


Newest video is up! A preview of the newest model for the Minimoto clan! Thanks to Tyler Nelson, Jason Enos and the gang at GCT Studios for this feature.




Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/31 11:00:47


Post by: Syro_


That's awesome about being a beta tester. Congratulations!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/31 11:11:19


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks Syro!


Sorry for the long painting drought... just haven't been in the mood. I'll get back to it eventually.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/31 14:57:57


Post by: Anpu-adom


There's finally a tourney in my area at the end of the month. That may finally get my hobby juices flowing.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/08/31 19:28:13


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's always a good motivator!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/09/01 07:12:20


Post by: Camkierhi


I have been after some good bear models for ages, that looks promising.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/09/01 08:04:59


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's very pretty. No picnic


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/09/01 10:06:22


Post by: nerdfest09


No rush dude, you'll get your brush moist when it's the right time.


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/09/01 11:00:07


Post by: kestral


I like that tree - I think I'll copy it!


Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie) @ 2018/09/10 14:14:02


Post by: Gitsplitta


Newest video is up. This one is on how we've grown our Bushido community here in Madison. Might be something useful for you if you also play a small, rather uncommon game (regardless of game)..