Sunday, January 22, 2017

'East' from DavidB: Future Yakuza

I almost popped this as a regular entry as an epiphany struck me as I was completeing these that East is kinda subjective with this one. Japan is definetly considered East, but if in Australia it is kinda Northwest with an emphasis on North! ;) Still as European/Anglo East vs West may seem to a philosopy major, my first thought was Samurai!  Always run with your first thought, if you are wrong then you make it right!

Up first is the VIP. With the hair pins she kinda has an Asian Haut Couture vibe going on. The VIP is an objective in the Recon game.

While the other worker models seem to be reacting to a firefight, she has a self assured look of a CEO finding the antics of subordinates a bit underwhelming.

This is the fellow that kept me from finding a samurai to paint. I really like this model and it is a very fine sculpt. He is the alternate Daimyo from the kickstarter.

He appears as a random threat to the raiding MERC team. Apparently INTEL was lacking on the VIP's hobbies or a Daimyo was running some excerises when the team hit!

Keizai Waza i a Megacorp based in the Pacific from Japan through Australia. They have a very nice robotic feel with their armor and seem ready to transform into a brightly colored sportscar in any moment.

Kinda hard to blend in orange armor, but the sniper model still hits the sweet spot.

The spy model is a more lightly armored lady, but she is fast and locked doors and panels are no obstacles for her.

She has no range weapons, but she is very fast.

The smaller specialist is a booster that supports the others in their tasks. She has more armor than the spy, but as the monkeywrench next to her shows; she is definetly less girthy!

Lots of fine detail on them.

The breecher and the heavy hybrid add a lot of firepower to the team. The breecher has a great action pose too.

I used the blue to show the suits power, like Ironman the movie!

The breecher is my second favorite model of the faction.

The pathfinder and the Daimyo are 2/3 of the best weapon Keiza Waza has.I'll have to score the spotter to complete the team. since the plastic models have paper thin rifles, Ill get the metal set where the rifles a more hefty

the weapon is that tactical nuke on the Daimyo's back. you need all three functioning in perfect order with the enemy team or objective in range. It's not Hiroshima, but wicked in a decent area and hard to pull off.

Here is the Team ready to roll.

and here they are protecting the VIP with the cool Daimyo on point!

26 comments:

  1. Somd very tidy work there, David - well done!

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    1. Thank you, Evan! It helps to keep it tidy when you really like what you are working on! ;)

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  2. Nice gang David - I take it you didn't fancy painting the classic Yakuza tattoos on the Daimyo? :)

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    1. Thank you, Tamsin!
      I REALLY thought about it, but 6 layers of flesh tone later, I liked him too much as he was and didn't want to wreck it! ;)

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  3. Pretty nifty work, like the wheels as well!

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    1. Thank you, Sander!
      Ebbles made the paper model model kits. The blue beast is a Scifi tug for spaceports and the limousine is from a set he did that also features cop cars and taxis. Very, very blade runner-ish and welcome as its hard to find unarmed scifi vehicles in 28mm! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Barks!
      I was actually striving to get an orange like your halfling team, but this'll work! ;)

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  5. Lovely work David, very atmospheric.

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  6. These sculpts have a lot of energy and fluidity, and your bright colours really bring those qualities out. Nice.

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    1. Thank you, Padre!
      I do like the poses and the armor, but I really like the Daimyo. I was working on him when you posted your barbarian pair, kinda ironic that! ;)

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  7. Love the orange armoured plates on these figures. Also, the skin tone of the fellow with the blade is excellent. Great use of card terrain for your backdrop!

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    1. Thank you, Curt! The Daimyo turned out really well. I found out when we moved that I have more than six totes of the stuff with more to be built...at least the totes are light! ;)

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  8. Nice work David. I like the look of your team.

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  9. Great stuff, David. Really evocative of Blade Runner, or Netrunner, or Cybercity Edo.... they look terrific!

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  10. Great painting and photos of this team, David!

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