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Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:58 pm
by Bronshtein
I'm sure we had a discussion here some years ago about the odd things in mediaeval manuscript marginalia - someone else obviously thought it was a great idea too.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23535743/killer-rabbits-medieval-manuscript-art-made-into-m/description

Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

by Thomas Foss.

I don't do kickstarters - which is a shame because I like the idea of these - not entirely sure what I would do with them - but maybe people here would like them

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:21 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Those are very appealing! :froth:

Certainly much better than the old Bunnies and Burrows figures from Grenadier:

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Of course, those were from the crude old days in the mid-70's, so not really a fair comparison.

"Not entirely sure what I would do with them" is never a reason not to buy -- in fact, change "would" to "will", and you'll be quoting me, on a number of occasions when I was handing over money. :(

But I somehow suspect I'm not alone in this. 0;)

I wonder if they could be incorporated into the new version of B&B, also a Kickstarter?

The real surprise to me is that Nic at Eureka never got around to them. I guess they could go up against the frogs and mice, though.

Thanks for posting this, Bronny -- they do look really nice. I predict I'll find myself repeating my quote at some point. :P

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 am
by Etranger2
IIRC Eureka do have ninja bunnies alrhough they may not be on the webstore.

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:03 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Ah, thanks -- here they are:

http://www.eurekamin.com.au/product_inf ... s_id=11901

Couple of examples:

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No wonder I couldn't find them -- they were in "Pond Wars" for some reason. Sometimes Nic's organization is as whimsical as his figures.

They seem to be inspired by this:

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I wonder how the two lines will match up, size-wise? Could make for some "interesting" games.

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm
by Bronshtein
Right.
I have to stop reading this.
What the hell am I going to do with naginata wielding rabbit ffs?
Mediaeval European rabbits tunnel through the earth to fight Samurai coneys?
This is madness - yet I feel this strange urge...

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:21 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Don't fight it, Bron -- you know it's inevitable! :beer:

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:51 am
by Voice From Limbo
Checked youtube for a lark, and found some vids:

https://youtu.be/I5KuMO6XQOo

Several more on the subject, plus snails and penises, among other Medieval Mysteries. I like this one:

https://youtu.be/FpPqDzh1wBU

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:21 am
by Jakar Nilson
Voice From Limbo wrote:Ah, thanks -- here they are:

http://www.eurekamin.com.au/product_inf ... s_id=11901

Couple of examples:

Image

Image

No wonder I couldn't find them -- they were in "Pond Wars" for some reason. Sometimes Nic's organization is as whimsical as his figures.

They seem to be inspired by this:

Image

I wonder how the two lines will match up, size-wise? Could make for some "interesting" games.


The inspiration goes further back than Stan Sakai, and I'm sure Stan knew about these chouju-giga scrolls as well.
https://www.wagamido.com/product/18

There was even an anime series recounting the warring states period in the style:
https://youtu.be/txsswovC-34

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:21 pm
by Australian Dawn NLI
And I thought Australia had a rabbit problem! :shock:

Very weird, a rabbit riding a dog with a snail on its arm as if it was a hunting bird?
Are the rabbits symbolic? Representing lust or something? Otherwise all I can think is that the illustrators must have been on something pretty potent.

Re: Mediaeval Rabbits Kickstarter

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 am
by Condottiero
Australian Dawn NLI wrote:And I thought Australia had a rabbit problem! :shock:

Very weird, a rabbit riding a dog with a snail on its arm as if it was a hunting bird?
Are the rabbits symbolic? Representing lust or something? Otherwise all I can think is that the illustrators must have been on something pretty potent.

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