That's right, I want to recreate a cute version of the least cute ninja from pop culture :
Yeah I know, I didn't do my research properly, amateur hour and all that...
Painting wise, I thought there were only 2 ways possible : go full Kawai with flashy colours and big eyes or try to reverse that...
I opted for the latter. I kept a very desaturated palette and added a bit of weathering, blood splatters (totes not cute) and dust on the base. And I'm glad I did.
I'm honestly not one to blend on huge areas and I need a fast and nervous approach to painting so I know this isn't the kind of figures for me but my respect for those painting them has hugely increased.
I don't fancy painting soft plastic and soft details, I need the sculpt to giude and help me to be honest. The katana on this one had 6 sides almost all the same size so it was quite hard to get a semi NMM to look right and get semi sharp edges. I guess I could paint a box like the one above if I fancied the game though.