”Really?"

She took a step into the light so that the men could see her better. A loud gasp told her they had recognized the scars. A sly smile crept over her features.

“Why are you running? We can have so much fun together!” she tilted her head in a gesture of mock coyness. The men at the end of the alleyway threw frightened looks at her and at each other.

“Now, now. There’s no reason to panic”, she said soothingly, but her eyes had stopped smiling.

This was her favorite part. She took another swaggering step forward, the men before her darting around, trying to find escape.

There was every reason to panic.

***

My version of Akane from Ouroboros Miniatures is heavily inspired by the manga/movie Ichi the Killer. Like her singular counterpart, she’s the most feared yakuza enforcer in Japan, mostly because her sadistic streak. People tell horror stories of her demented interrogations that mostly just turn into days-long torture because she likes it. You definitely don’t want Akane coming after you.

I ended up modifying the original bust quite a lot. In fact the only part that I didn’t do any conversion work on was the tiny ponytail. The jacket was textured to look more like It’s covered with sequins, she got leather pants and fingerless gloves. Katana hilt and tsuba were modified. Face got scarred and I gave her extra piercings on her face and ears. Finally the head was tilted to give her more passively intimidating look. Overall this was a very fun project.
  • Christophe Salesse

    Great job! Love your version.

  • Jakob Villien

    Just incredible work. It has been great to follow your progress. Everything is Well pulled off. And I like the “ichi” nod as Well! Great job! Bravo.

  • DrLiche

    All your modifications really give personnality to the bust. The scar/piercing part works so well on her !
    The overall effect is really impressive and frightening !

  • BranPLUS

    A big work of transformation, a beautiful painting, it deserves the maximum!

  • Tapio SalminenPLUS

    I just noticed that the pictures are a bit too much on the yellow side. I should have done better job with color correction before publishing them, but it was 3 am and my eyes were getting tired, so I guess world looked more yellow to me at that point. :)

    • Tapio SalminenPLUS

      Edit: The yellow pictures bothered me so much that I uploaded new more color correct versions. The pictures you see now (from 6th of March, 2305 o’clock forward) are the updated ones.

  • Marco Ruano Miniature Painter

    Amazing, gold.

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    Wonderful!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Great! I love this character! Gold!