Well I was expecting to get some more Burpas done, but well I got side tracked.. This Figure is from Ironclad miniatures that I bought a year or two ago and then it sat in a carrier bag NOT getting painted. Then I found it a couple of days ago and Baboom! Finished in a evening.
While the figure is sold as Fu Manchu it va of course be any wealthy Chinese man from any period. I can see it being used in Wild West games, Victorian London Games, Modern Gangster games, 1920s Gangster games and plenty of other games as well. It is just a good generic Chinese figure.
Knowing the Chinese consider Red to be a lucky colour and the colour of wealth and prosperity I went for an all red colour scheme. When portrayed in films Fu Manchu usually wears Black or Gold but to me that made the figure to dark and I did not want that. So I broke the Red with Green hem, collar and cuffs and put a "Ying Yang" motif on his back. It was about the simplest motif I could paint and the back did need something to break up the red.
The figure is 28mm and while not the very best sculpt you can buy is not the worst either so I was happy with it. And I was happy with the way the paint slapped on as well.
Right at the bottom (you have probably noticed) I have a picture of Fu from the movies just so we all know to whom I refer.
Thanks for looking today. I shall get Back to Burpas and to finish some 10mm figs (including the steam tank)and remaking some terrain and even starting a new Dedicated "En Garde!" force in the next few days as things arrive and I get spare time in which to do them.