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Oni - Japanese Demon

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Oni - Japanese Demon
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:00 PM

A town in Japan thought it would be a good idea to make plastic kits of mythical creatures from folklore, and thus the Fukusaki Yokai Series was born.  The Oni (demon) is the third kit, the first being a Kappa (a frog-turtle-human hybrid):

The second kit was a Tengu ( a flying humanoid with Pinocchio-like nose):

Okay, I admit not being fully aware why the Oni is in a sumo ring.  And what is he telling us?  "You must be THIS tall to wrestle me"?  Or "Loser's exit is over there"?  Anyway, aside from the unusual subject matter, the kit is a conventional injection molded kit.

The assembly instructions and painting guide are to be found on the backside of the box:

And Woody points out the fine print which says the kanji on the loincloth is painted - no decal, drats:

An evening with some liquid cement, and the basic figure builds up nicely:

I haven't done a figure in a while, so this should be fun.  No scale is stated, but he looks to be about 1/20 ~ 1/24 or so.

Which is smaller than the kitty-kat hamburger vending machine, which is 1/12:

It would have been hillarious to have the Oni pointing to the machine, while the Tengu holds a burger up for all to see, while the Kappa enjoys one on the side.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:13 PM

That would be a fantastic diorama!  I really like the Kappa frog dude.  Fun stuff.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:04 PM

For some reason, keep thinking if you put an oversize stovepipe hat on the Kappa and give him an electric guitar, he'd look like Slash from Guns N Roses!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:11 PM

Or this guy

Thanks,

John

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Posted by knox on Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:48 PM

You come up with the coolest, fun stuff.  I’m enjoying the ride. Thanks. 

                                              knox 

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:14 PM

These look like some very interesting kits, I would sure like to get my hands on a Kappa release!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:16 PM

You see, I've had a dream.  Where everybody built 1/48 P-51Ds and Bf-109 G-6s.  All the other subjects and scales were outlawed, and the Gundam kits got pulled, shelf by shelf.  And it was so...boring.  I don't want modeling to be boring.  In fact, if I don't build a weird model, my creativity will die.  Starting tonite.  I'm a man of my worrrrrrrrrrd.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, September 10, 2021 7:03 AM

keavdog

Or this guy

"Hello my baby, hello my honey,

Hello my ragtime gal

Send me a kiss by wire

Baby, my heart's on fire...."

(It amuses me to imagine that generations of our citizens who may not know the actual words to our own national anthem, may know those to a 1890s Tin Pan Alley song because of...well...a dancing, singing frog. Is this a great country, or what?)

I am endlessly fascinated by the range of odd 'niche' kits produced by Japanese manufacturers chiefly for regional markets. Mythological figures, noodle cups, vending machines...and this one:

I just wish they were all more readily available to the US market!

BTW, your formidable Japanese demon looks a little like Hellboy after a long, pizza-and-french-fries weekend binge! Loving every bit of this build!

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:02 AM

G, thanks for posting this!!!

Love the Oni, frankly he reminds me of some managers I've had- though he's not quite mean looking enough. I want to see him in a three-piece suit with an ugly necktie.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:27 AM

Gamera

G, thanks for posting this!!!

Love the Oni, frankly he reminds me of some managers I've had- though he's not quite mean looking enough. I want to see him in a three-piece suit with an ugly necktie.

Yes Big Smile

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:53 AM

gregbale

 

 
Gamera

G, thanks for posting this!!!

Love the Oni, frankly he reminds me of some managers I've had- though he's not quite mean looking enough. I want to see him in a three-piece suit with an ugly necktie.

 

 

Yes Big Smile

 

You know now I see the Oni with an ugly tie and some '70s Japanese car with lots of rust and ragged out seats and and one of my Japanese female figures:

'Welcome to Baka Yoshi's Used Car Sales! This little Datsun here, only seven owners, odometer has turned over only three or four times, she starts most of the time- well I'll make you a deal on her so good it's got to be supernatural!!!'

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 10, 2021 1:08 PM

...and then there are the toilet model kits.  No good can come of building one of those, not even for a funny diorama.

The singing frog episode was one of my favorites.  I never learned the lyrics - but I do know the national anthem: "O say can you see, by the donzerly light... O'er grandpa we washed..."  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:34 PM

So when's this Real G guy going to post an update!?!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:56 PM

Sorry Gamera, I have been zonked out the last couple of weeks.  I have the model on my desk, but haven't sat down to work on anything.  I guess the mad dash at the Nats wore me out more than I thought.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:29 PM

Where can these kits be found?

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:51 PM

Only David Bautista is currently available:

FUKUSAKI YOKAI - HobbySearch Military Model Store (1999.co.jp)

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:55 PM

HobbyLink Japan has them too, though the Oni is out of stock (or I'd have ordered one with my last shipment). 

 

He's ready to go whenever you are Real G. He's even taking selfies for you to use for reference... 

 

BTW: I wanted to do something horror/monster related for Halloween for our club October model contest- so I started on my Kappa. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:15 PM

And I thought I was weird......... Loooooooove the froggy/turtle thingy.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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