Thursday, 21 April 2011

28mm Painted Hasslefree Miniature: Tetsuhara the Sumo

Going on annual leave from today until the beginning of May so my posting and commenting will be a bit hit and run but I'll be about as I'm not really going anywhere, going to be nice doing feck all.


Sumo (相撲, sumō?) is a competitive full-contact sport where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is generally considered to be a gendai budō (a modern Japanese martial art), though this definition is incorrect as the sport has a history spanning many centuries. Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo, and even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a rikishi is highly regimented, with rules laid down by the Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal "sumo training stables" known in Japanese as heya where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.

More information can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumo

 Nice Sumo figure from their martial artists range, I own a few of them to add colour to my samurai period.






28mm Perry Miniatures Ikko Ikki figures to show size.

50 comments:

  1. He's a Hasslefree figure, so he's bound to be good! Nice paint job.

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  2. Hope you have a great leave. We have our stay-cation coming up at the end of May. Can't wait for that. We don't go anywhere, really, but it's nice just the same.

    Happy Leave to You :-)

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  3. Well done -- I find that figures dominated by a single color can sometimes be hard to pull off but you've really made this one work. Truly excellent.

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  4. Nice sumotori. He's ready for action.

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  5. Very great work !!! As always!!

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  6. I think those sumo guys are not as strong as that figure, but it's great nonetheless.

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  7. Cool. Have a good couple weeks off!

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  8. took almost two hours but all problems are fixed now. lol why do u have a mini sumo dude?
    sumo wrestlers fought samurais....waaatttt mind = blown

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  9. That guy is like 99% muscle!! He looks like he can kick a few butts. lol.

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  10. That's the buffest sumo wrestler I have ever seen!

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  11. I hope your leave time is really good to you... the sumo wrestler looks great!

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  12. Fantastic. I guess it wouldn't take too much to model a small arena for them? Might make a lovely feature on a themed table.

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  13. sumo looks too swole, but still good

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  14. the figure is awesome, the colors really show that power.

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  15. Great paintwork as always Fran! He's one mean looking Sumo

    Enjoy your break!

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  16. Enjoy your time off. It's well earned I'm sure.

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  17. enjoy ur local vacation (: if i had a collection i would have one of those, awesome

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  18. I think this is my first time seeing a Sumo wrestler figurine. Enjoy the nothing!

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  19. Very nice. Great job on all that flesh. Enjoy your leave.

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  20. I wouldn't fight his ass over the last piece of chicken...I would slap Obama for it though ;)

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  21. Fun. the traditional sumo costume is of limited use on a battlefield, but I could think of a fair number of uses for this figure in miniatures play anyway. "Ninja Assassin" scenario in the crowded confines of the twisty indoor maze of rice paper walls... the terrain would be a beast to put together though.

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  22. Sumo Wrestler vs Hazmat Team: Who would win?

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  23. Samurais and sumo wrestlers, what more could you need? :D

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  24. sump reminds me of street fighter!

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  25. More good work. I'm going to sign up for Sumo Camp!

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  26. Haha this sumo wrestler reminds me of Honda from Street Fighter! Have a good leave :D

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  27. It looks great and you managed with the skin very well. I'm liking your style more every time.

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  28. Always love catching up on your blog, great work on the models!

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  29. Yeah man, I haven't seen you take a break since I started following you last month. Enjoy some feck all time! I hear these guys live pretty spoiled and decent lives for pretty much being livestock. Not a bad trade off if you ask me...

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  30. that's a lot of muscle!

    have a great vacation!

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  31. I'm more used to seeing the fat ones.

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  32. sumo rules, just like your miniatures :)

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  33. Neato, looks pretty good! Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  34. A well trained Sumo by the looks of things.
    unfortunately, everytime i see the word Sumo all I can see is Fat Bastard dressed as one...:-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  35. Nice work bro, he looks like he is straight out of Street Fighter ! wheres Ryu ?

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  36. Reminds me of the warhammer days!

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  37. Those figures are cool :D

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  38. thats the most ripped sumo ive ever seen! Enjoy your vacation man. I'm very jealous. haha

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