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Yu Jing Special Operations - Counts as Dashat

Discussion in 'Miniatures' started by Kalendo, May 14, 2019 at 1:28 AM.

  1. Kalendo

    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    Greetings Everyone,

    I'm going to use this thread to keep a record of what I'm doing with my custom Army.

    I really was Struggling with what army I wanted to play, I fell in love with the look of Yu Jing but I wanted something that was a Sectorial , after briefly trying to make IA work, Dashat came out, and I fell in love, it was Yu Jing units, and some Haqq units!

    I'm going to do conversions on every model to make them feel more "Yu Jing"

    for example:
    > Zanshi's are Ghulams
    > Celestial guards are Brawlers

    I've attached my first pic of my group, a bunch of custom "count as" Models.
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    Left To Right:

    - Count as Saito Togan ( Shikami contender)
    - A Rui Shi with magnets so I can swap weapons and use it as any S4 Remote.
    - A reposed Red Veil Zuyong (crouched) who will be my tinbot Harris
    - Count as Valerya Gromoz (Kanren hacker) -- going to have to convert it somehow.
    - Count as McMurder ( a Yan Hao that will be heavily converted -- I gave him some "height" for games to get him to s6 -- for now)
    - Count as Miranda Ashcroft (Dart with Bashi Bazouk's Sword arm instead of of the SMG)
    - Bashi Bazouk with Zanshi Arm Swap (and holo echo markers -- 3d printed.)
    - Zuyong HMG (for paint Scheme, in progress.)

    What will come next is:

    - x4 Bounty Hunters 2 with smg's and 2 with sniper rifles
    - x2 "Frogmen" Libertos' // I'm thinking Zanshi's with oxygen tanks, maybe flippers

    I need to cast a bunch of SMG's for bounty Hunters and Libertos , and order some more Rebot remotes.

    The McMorrough is going to be the most work, getting a S5 to a s6 in a way that doesn't feel awkward is going to be odd.

    I'm still working on the fluff, but the idea is this is a division of Yu Jing that is used for secret/covert operations, propaganda campaigns, and other sneaky sneaky things.

    I'll get some more pictures up as soon as I start my Bounty Hunters next.
     
    #1 Kalendo, May 14, 2019 at 1:28 AM
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  2. Kalendo

    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    minor updates!

    Bashi Bazouk
    didnt feel Yu Jing enough with just an arm swap, those wings just felt out of place so I swapped it for a tigers backpack.

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    it's just white taced on while I struggle with casting and blue stuff, but I feel like it makes it feel more Yu Jing, and the bashi has been the breakout star of my games so far.

    Bounty Hunters

    No pictures yet, as they are in the simple green bath, but I have decided that all of my bounty hunters will be wearing trench coats of some sort and kitbashed bits mixed up.

    What's nice about this project is I get to use that Haqq half of Red Veil I had laying around, I'm going to see if I can manage to use every part of it.

    So far my ABH base models will be:

    - Zhanyang imperial agent from ISS starter
    - Zhayedan from red veil
    - Tuareg from Red Veil
    - Khawari From Red Veil

    I will need at least 7 ABH for what I want to do so I may order up some other cool trenchcoated models from other factions and kitbash and sculpt. I'm a much better sculptor than I am a painter, but if I can learn to paint this army will look awesome on the table!

    Thanks for the likes, it's nice to get encouragement (and the main reason I only play infinity now lol)
     
  3. Kalendo

    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    Starting to get the hang of molds and casting with miliput, to celebrate my first not awful cast I started my first bounty hunter.

    Bounty Hunter #1 smg

    This used to be a Khawari From Red Veil, I chopped his head off, and stuck a miliput casted Shikami head in its place.

    I feel the contender looked enough like a SMG with a silencer so I left it as is, and then I came to a horrific conclusion...

    Infinity has a really strange thing about at least yu jing models.

    if a model has a melee weapon its right handed, and that's the only way you get left handed weapons.

    So I have a distinct lack of right arms in poses, so I had to give this guy a right handed pistol, even though he already had one hostlered.

    Quick head repositioning and I think I made it work.

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    I may do a little more touch ups but the scarf and folds hide my hack jobs pretty well, cant wait to prime this guy.

    Has anyone else ever had this "lack of interesting right arms problem before?

    Next up casting sniper rifles and smgs, I only own two of each lol.
     
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    Smiler Well-Known Member

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    I'm really enjoying following your progress on this, everything looks amazing.

    Have you decided on a paintscheme?
     
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    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Yeah the paint scheme is started on the Zuyong HMG in the first post.

    The general idea is I want my whole collection will look ok on the table together, Between IA, ISS, Vanilla, and Dashat. (And eventually Aleph)


    So the scheme is Orange-White-Black, but which color is "primary" on the model depends on what branch I view/deem the model from, but all 3 colors will be present.

    For example
    • Heavy infantry (IA) will be more Orange>White>Black, as the Zuyong, but with white helmets
    • Stealth/Spec ops will be more Black>Orange>White
    • My Remotes/support will be White>Orange>Black
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    Sorry to hijack the post a bit, but I notice that you're using the Aleph entry of the Infinity Painter I'm actually beta-ing (if that's even a word).
    I'm glad to see people using it. If you have any feedback regarding it, please let me know in the dedicated post so I can try to update what should be (also, it's always great to know if it's ok as it too :grinning:).
     
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    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    Just stumbled across it for the first time at at 3am my time, so I used it and edited my post.

    it worked pretty well on my iPad, the only issue I had was Couldn’t select the aleph girls hair detail the fill was easy but the lines stayed purple.

    Not a huge problem for such a great tool!

    ——-

    On to real updates.... so I’m still struggling with blue stuff molds on weapons.

    Single piece mold heads I got down, but considering I need 4 more smhs and about 6 more snipers than I own I have to master this.

    I did have a good idea for my counts as mcmorrough, I wanted to use a Yan Huo chasis, but how would I get a S5 4-2 model to convey a 6-4 super jump S6 model....

    I’ve been toying with the idea that this force contained veterans who were combat injured and brought back into the fight with cybernetics, maybe some people are creeped out by cube usage or something... (still working out the details)

    Then this popped into my head.
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    Yeah general grievous from star wars, but a whole backstory started to pop up in my head..

    An injured great warrior, who wanted to continue to fight, a clandestine R&D lab, experimental armor for a quadruple amputee... something something Su-Jian tech .... something like that.

    One of my actually good castings was a khang shi chainrifle that looks like a pistol on a yan huo, sword on the back, tattered black cloak... it’s ambitious but not the hardest conversion Ive ever done.
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    Painting can start this week on some models though!
     
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    I don't like Dogwarriors as a concept too, so I had the idea of using the Sphinx. Coincidentally it actually looks quite close to Grievious. Maybe with some conversion even more. Alternatively the Overdrone works too in size and they have these big claws that look like they can be used in CC.

    The main problem is McMurder has W and not STR, but I guess you can make up some reason. Maybe its actual a human (maybe wounded veteran) inside it, so if it gets hit it needs a Doctor and not only an engineer to get back up.

    If you wanna stay YuJing though, you can always just use the SuJian found this one the other day:

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    https://www.webstagram.info/media/BegrC8Qlbnu
     
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  9. Kalendo

    Kalendo Well-Known Member

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    That is a gorgeous conversion, and you are totally right where my thoughts were, as the wounded veteran inside for a few reasons, the wounds vs structure, the fact that despite all other defenses it has, it still has viral as a weakness.. plus I just really want to use at least the upper torso of the yan huo, I love the model.

    im going to look up those other models for ideas, Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Another idea: Yan Huo with a Jet Pack! :D