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Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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The Garden of Kama - Incoming!
« on: January 26, 2012, 11:33:05 AM »
As one of my projects for 2012 I have started the "Garden of Kama", a sort of fantasy India, Tibet, Burma, Cambodia (and farther east.) The name comes from a book of poems that I saw profiled on the "Golden Age Comic Book Stories" blog.

http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Garden%20of%20Kama

This illustration, in particular, I rather liked and am taking it as inspiration for this project:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OxlsWG7p7mw/TjdOGDvA2KI/AAAAAAABUa8/gUaHnNQbPUA/s1600/02_gardenkama_byamshaw_frontis.jpg

Andrew May is helping out with the sculpting and has been doing some Mara, which are demons. He has also got me hooked on Tibetan sacred art, which has some pretty funky (and gruesome) aspects.

I haven't thought this out in too much detail yet - though things are starting to coalesce...

http://lohwand.blogspot.com/search/label/Garden%20of%20Kama
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 12:14:15 PM by Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye »

Offline Mason

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 12:06:50 PM »
Sounds very interesting and very different to most settings!

Will be watching this with interest...

Offline Christian

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 12:28:29 PM »
YES!!!! Those sculpts are great! This looks very, very interesting. Will those Mara be available to the public?

Offline Pentaro

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 12:39:10 PM »
Great sculps, much more interesting than the usual western stuff.

Offline argsilverson

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 01:01:10 PM »
Very interesting!

I would also like to see in miniatures some of the dancing(?) ladies and the parrot flying couple, too.
nice sculp of the mara!
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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
If the background material & the FINE sculpts by our own ubertalented Andrew are any indication, it looks like you face a VERY interesting project underway. I, for one, will follow your progress with keen interest.
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Offline Steve F

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 01:26:54 PM »
Nice.   Always good to see someone breaking new ground, and those are fine-looking sculpts.

Offline Smith

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 01:28:13 PM »
VERY interesting. I'd love to get into some of this kind of gaming they seem like a natural accompaniament to many things from weird Vietnam to sraight-out fantasy.

Would also love to see Penanggalan (Krasue or Ap in Thai), Naga and Rakshasa further down the line.

Let us know when the Mara are available to buy!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 01:43:38 PM by Smith »
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Offline Faber

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 01:34:59 PM »
very interesting project! Original idea. It will be interesting to see how it developes...  :)

Offline DonVoss

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 01:45:26 PM »
That looks very interesting to me. Great sculpts, and a very cool, innovative setting...

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Offline Bloodsbane

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 02:00:41 PM »
That is insanely cool. Awesome art and awesome start on the sculpts. The faces especially are excuisite!

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 02:06:54 PM »
VERY interesting. I'd love to get into some of this kind of gaming they seem like a natural accompaniament to many things from weird Vietnam to sraight-out fantasy.

Would also love to see Penanggalan (Krasue or Ap in Thai), Naga and Rakshasa further down the line.

Let us know when the Mara are available to buy!

Will have to look up the Penanggalan - don't recognize that.

Yes to Naga and Rakshasa, though you realize that the latter are not really the "tigermen" as portrayed in D&D?

Also: Garuda, and others...

http://www.google.ca/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=600&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=garuda&oq=garuda&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=2141l3110l0l4016l5l5l0l0l0l0l63l311l5l5l0

Offline tomogui

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 02:31:59 PM »
Really exciting stuff! Tibetan/Indian myth is largely overlooked in gaming, and those Mara sculpts look utterly fantastic. Great for the older/weirder Buddhist Japanese deities too. Let us know when they're available.

Offline Smith

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
Will have to look up the Penanggalan - don't recognize that.



Stone Circle did a couple for Chinatown a ways back, but you can't get them for love nor money these days.

Yes to Naga and Rakshasa, though you realize that the latter are not really the "tigermen" as portrayed in D&D?

Most definitely!  :D

Offline Steve F

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Re: The Garden of Kama
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 03:20:59 PM »
Stone Circle did a couple for Chinatown a ways back, but you can't get them for love nor money these days.

Gateshead Gaming should now have several, since I only ever painted one and have just sold off my unpainted lead mountain to them.



It's from Malayan folklore. 
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 07:37:13 PM by Steve F »

 

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