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Archangeleong's JSA Army Log

Discussion in 'Japanese Secessionist Army' started by archangeleong, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Hello All,

    I've been looking for a long time now for a new miniatures game to get excited about after souring over the narrative direction of a certain other grimdark wargame. For me it is always the models that come first, followed by great fluff to bring those figures to life. Sadly given my recent sentiments I hadn't touched a paint brush in over a year.

    That said, the JSA starter set is just fantastic and came out right when I was looking and longing for a new gaming hobby to sink my teeth into. The new JSA are just beautiful sculpts with homages to many beloved animes of mine (GITS being number 1). Indeed the quality of most of the current JSA minis are truly some of the best miniatures in the world, in my opinion.

    Those wonderfully talented people at Corvus Belli have finally put together a faction that speaks to my aesthetic tastes and I have dived whole heartedly into this hobby, feverishly painting the JSA starter set over the last month or so. Thus I'd like to share my first foray into Infinity and the JSA with you, the Infinity Community.

    Cheers,

    archangeleong


    Japanese Secessionist Army
    Infinity JSA Japanese Secessionist Army.jpg

    Kempeitai
    Kempetai.jpg

    Keisotsu Butai 01
    Keisotsu Butai 02.jpg

    Keisotsu Butai 02
    IMG_E5460.jpg

    Oniwaban
    Oniwaban.jpg

    Kaizoku Spec-Ops
    Kaizoku Spec Ops.jpg

    Daiyokai Dengekitai
    Daiyokai Dengekitai.jpg

    Ryuken Unit 9
    Ryuken Unit 9.jpg

    Kuroshi Rider 01
    Kuroshi Rider 01.jpg

    Kuroshi Rider 02
    Kuroshi Rider 02.jpg

    Kuroshi Rider 03
    Kuroshi Rider 03.jpg

    Kuge Delegate
    Kuge Delegate.jpg

    That's the starter set, but couldn't resist getting one of the sexiest models in the Human Sphere...

    O-Yoroi Pilot 01
    O-Yoroi Pilot 01.jpg

    O-Yoroi Pilot 02
    O-Yoroi Pilot 02.jpg

    O-Yoroi Pilot 03
    O-Yoroi Pilot 03.jpg

    Beauty and the Beast (Daiyokai Dengekitai & O-Yoroi Pilot)
    Daiyokai Dengekitai & O-Yoroi Pilot.jpg

    Thats all for now folks!

    Just waiting for Domaru to be restocked in Australia and I'll be hard at work again...

    ... love to see some Ninja resculpts...

    ... Just great to have a hobby to daydream about again.

    See you around the Sphere!

    :-)
     

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  2. geo67

    geo67 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I just started playing myself.

    These models look great.
     
  3. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thanks!

    Welcome to you too.

    Got to say that they are really inspiring and fun to paint.
     
  4. barakiel

    barakiel Echo Bravo Master Sergeant
    Warcor

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    Glad to have you aboard, and you have some lovely minis there.

    If you ever want to talk tactics, either contributing your experiences or asking questions, I'd love to hear how that great-looking force is doing on the table for you.
     
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  5. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thank you sir ;-)

    I’m just trying to digest all the rules at the moment. Hopefully I can get a game or two in the next month with some old buddies.


    ank
     
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  6. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Hi All,

    Updated post to be a bit of blog to record ongoing painting project.

    Domaru Butai inbound. These guys are awsome and really sold the JSA faction to me.

    Domaru Butai Team - Front
    Domaru Butai.jpg

    Domaru Butai Team - Rear
    IMG_E5450.jpg

    Domaru Butai Team + Daiyokai Dengekitai
    IMG_E5419.jpg

    Off to battle this weekend!!!
     

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  7. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    For those interested here are some Domaru Butai WIP pics.

    20+ hours work, but felt like I'd got into the Infinity groove after getting this one done.



    Base colours and shading
    IMG_5384.jpg

    Leg highlights on armour panels
    IMG_5385.jpg

    Back highlight stage 1
    IMG_5394.jpg

    Back highlight stage 2
    IMG_5395.jpg

    Back highlight stage 3
    IMG_5396.jpg

    Completed
    IMG_E5444.jpg

    IMG_E5445.jpg

    IMG_E5447.jpg

    IMG_E5448.jpg

    IMG_E5449.jpg

    Hope you like :-)
     
  8. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    OK, we really need to get the :nosebleed: emoji from the old forum on this one! And maybe a :bowdown: emoji while we're at it... Freehand unit icons? Mind. Blown.

    Very, very nice indeed!

    Not like I can paint better than that, but it seems like the guns are a little too low-contrast compared to the rest of the model. If that's a deliberate choice, cool. Just seems a bit flat compared to your armor. Or maybe metallic gunbarrels? (Yes, I know that's not supposed to be a thing, but it gives a little more contrast to work with)
     
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  9. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thanks Section9 for compliments. :wink: It is really motivating to get more stuff done. :grin:

    Guns are deliberaty black as per real guns. However there are 4 different greys used to contrast and highlight over black.

    I'm having trouble getting good lighting contrast for the photos which may be why the black areas are coming off a little flat (For instance the Kurage Delegate's case looks very nicely blended to the naked eye but looks flat balck in the photo). See if I can improve photography in future.

    Cheers.
     
  10. Oni

    Oni Well-Known Member

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    Like all your minis, the Domaru are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the step by step, exactly what i need to paint mine :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. Is the Sky Grey in the background your base colour? How are you doing the markings on them? Are they freehand with a brush :scream:?

    Greetz
     
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  11. Yasashii Fuyu

    Yasashii Fuyu Well-Known Member

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    Very awesome looking Models you've got there!

    And welcome aboard the JSA Train ^^
     
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  12. el_horror

    el_horror Asuka .... T_T

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    Your models are amazing dude.
     
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    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Painting pallet I use is the following for white, grey and black parts of the model:

    IMG_5508 V2 MED.jpg

    Basically I use a tricolour system with blending in between each of the three colours.


    1) White sections:


    Highlight: White

    Base: Sky Grey

    Shade: Medium Sea Grey


    Also: Dark lined areas: London Grey


    2) Grey Sections:


    Highlight: Sky Grey

    Base: Medium Sea Grey

    Shade: London Grey


    Also: Spot Highlights: White


    2) Black Sections:


    Highlight: London Grey

    Base: Black Grey

    Shade: Black


    Also: Spot Highlights: Medium Sea Grey (sometimes also Sky Grey)

    Hope this Helps

    :-)
     
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    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thanks for encouragement Oni (and others)


    All markings are done freehand with 5/0 brush. Trick is to break down markings into simple geometric shapes of
    circles, lines and squares, etc. I do this to outline the location and size of markings, maintaining consistency and then I just fill in gaps. I also do a fair bit of touch ups around the shapes to get them sharp and neat looking.

    :-)
     
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  15. Oni

    Oni Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot that you posted your used colours. You are a great help :+1:. I will try it relatively similar to your guide once my tanko are off the painting table. But i think i will skip the part with the free Hands :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.
     
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    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Good luck! Let me know how you go :smile::+1:
     
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    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    TANKO ZENSENBUTAI


    Working on this guy in the last week.

    Some don’t like the big hats but I think this dude look kinda badass as the posing reminds me of samurais in Kirosawa movies who lounge around likes slobs and then suddenly spring into action destroying everything in their wake.

    Funny how attitudes to the aesthetics of hats can be quite culturally specific...

    Work in progress:

    1. After Base colours and shading

    2. Grey parts and black fibre bundles finished first
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    3. Red armour on legs - Stage 1 highlight
    Note: Base colour and shading already complete.
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    4. Red armour on legs - blending
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    5. Red armour on legs - Stage 2 highlight
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    6. Red armour on legs - Stage 3 highlight
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    7. Red armour on legs - Stage 4 highlight
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    TANKO ZENSENBUTAI

    Complete:
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    Maybe a few weeks untill the other guys get done as Im heading off on vacation next week . :grin:
     
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    Benkei Well-Known Member

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    Great work.

    I'm curious, which reds do you use?
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome as usual, and the ML has a lot more contrast to it, so I think you've got the lighting figured out.
     
  20. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thanks Section9 ,

    I really jumped up the top surface highlights for better contrast after your last comments.

    Thanks for the advice :slightly_smiling_face: