Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
Guarding the Daimyo’s Koi - 1/72
This 1/72 Ashigaru-yari from the excellent Zvezda set was painted for a friendly competition over at Benno's Figure Forum, an online community specialized on 1/72 figures.

I struggled a bit with finding an idea for the base, but since I am still learning to work with water effects, I thought it would be fun to depict the Ashigaru (a Japanese common foot soldier) guarding his master's Koi pond. Was great fun to paint the fish, but I had to build the base twice because of a mishap with the first resin pour.

The miniature was finished on 12 April 2018, and I took it to the Herzog von Bayern competition in Ingolstadt (together with my other 1/72 stuff), where it won Bronze in the Historical Master Painting category :-)

Thanks for watching and best, D.
  • Butch

    Poor guy: standing the hole day like this and not allowed to move or shift his feet.
    Very well captured mood. And congrats to the well deserved medal!

  • Michel

    Fantastische Arbeit, David! Die Bemalung, die Gestaltung und natürlich der Maßstab!

  • Dirk Risser

    Sehr schöne Bemalung !

    Tolle Hautbemalung und das “Rot” gefällt mir sehr gut !

  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Lovely piece! Superb for this scale and the pond gives it a great touch!  I like it a lot :)

  • David "Ildfus Mahler" KuehnPLUS

    Thank you so much, my friends. I am really glad you like the little scene. That’s really motivating! All best, D.