After playing around with the ArmyBuilder for Japanese Sectorial Armies (JSA), I found out that it is pretty tough to use up enough special weapon cost (SWC) points with the current range of Yu Jing JSA models. Sure, one could throw a couple Aragotos with spitfire down, but there's only one model, and in my opinion fielding duplicate models is a big fax-pas in games of Infinity.
So with a donated Pan Oceania spitfire (sweet looking weapon) from Lost Cateran, I set about trying to affix the damn thing to a JSA model. The only viable candidate was the Domaru Butai with chain rifle. I'm not a fan of these close-range specialists anyway and the model fit the part - he's a heavily armored samurai.
I went to work with my knife, saw and clippers. In the process of removing the chain rifle, both the bloke's left hand and his right shoulder-pad were badly mauled. Luckily, a small supply of Magic-Sculpt had recently arrived in the mail. The reconstruction began.
Boy, sculpting is hard! First lesson I learned is that saliva is your friend. Second lesson, let things cure a bit before trying any detail work. Thirdly, don't be afraid to start over. I sculpted a shoulder pad, was unhappy with it, and then completely ripped off the putty and re-did it with better results.
Well, enough chatter. Here he is!
More to come...