Monday, September 21, 2015

Bushido: Ito Idol/Shrine to Orochi


Since GCT has not made models for their excellent faction deck Terrain elements yet (to my knowledge), I made one myself. I used a BONES fountain and a WoW snake I picked up at the FLGS, Redcap's Corner for about US$5.00 total.



If you know the original models it is clear what I did. I had to carve out the basin so the LED light can show through the resin and I added two pillars on either side of the base to continue the vertical style and also catch some of the glow.



I finished it with the same painting as I used on my scratch-built objective tokens with the moss treatments.



The stream of water is silicone teased out on wax paper and then attached to the mouth using silicone again. The basin is filled with Envirotex resin, untinted. The bases are two parts of a LED tealight that I covered with Apoxy Sculpt and textured by rolling the fresh putty over stone pavement (same for the additional pillars mentioned above.)



You can still twist the LED halves to activate it or if you don't want a glowing fountain, simply remove the bottom and LED underclasp light for a smaller, "normal" fountain.






10 comments:

Paul O'G said...

WoW - that just looks so super AWESOME!

I'll take one of these to go with the glowing ghost you are sending me
It hasn't arrived yet BTW, have you got the tracking number ? :-)

Really, really inspired. Thanks for sharing!

Yeti's Yell said...

Thanks Paul! Hey, send me your address and I will totally mail you some ghosts. For realsies. You're one of my boys!

Best,

Yeti

horridperson said...

Beautiful terrain; All of it. Looking forward to dissecting all of your posts and trying to squeeze half the quality on to my own tabletop. I came here to admire the SA images and now you have me wanting to play this Bushido game.

Yeti's Yell said...

Hey H.P.,

Anybody who is a friend of Lead Adventure is a friend of mine. Make yourself comfy and let me know if you have questions on Bushido. I really, really like that game (and Strange Aeons!)

Best,

Yeti

Obsidian3D said...

Ok this is a frigging GENIUS little bit of hobby. Top marks to you sir.

Paul O'G said...

hey buddy - can you drop me an email please?
pauljamesog at that gmail place
cheers!

Yeti's Yell said...

Paul,

Done!

Obsidian,

Thanks buddy!

-Yeti

da Gobbo Grotto said...

This is amazing stuff man. I looked at some of the bushido stuff a little while ago when I was looking to make up a Nippon army for WHFB (project abandoned.. :( ) loved the figs but never got into the game. May have to revisit, thanks

Yeti's Yell said...

da Gobbo Grotto,

Thanks man. That sounds like a great idea for WHFB, now, Kings of War. Bushido is a very different game and I am sure it isn't for everyone but if you can give it a spin I am confident that you'll be impressed. It seems to play best around 7-8 models and 50 points (rice.) So, you could get some games in with just box sets at 35 rice but they game doesn't have a lot of followers now, just a solid core of early adopters.

Best,

Yeti

da Gobbo Grotto said...

Cool, the figs are amazing for the game! So was v interested, unfortunately money is being diverted to ATZ projects and building my games table. Maybe next year....