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Shenlong crew conversion extravaganza!

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So this'll be my first proper post in this lovely place (I think, my account has been grossly inactive). So, as the sucker for tricky masters with steep learning curves that I am and given my recently discovered for martial arts... stuff, I am incredibly hyped for Shenlong.

I've also fallen in love with the Mortal Kombat franchise and now I want to make a Mortal Kombat themed Shenlong crew, and this is where I need your help.

I've got my sights on the crew box, and figured I'd make a Goro out of Sensei Yu, the High River Monks will all be one of the many pallette swapped ninjas (probably Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Smoke but nothing's really settled there). As for the peasants, I'll probably just keep them as peasants. Now, my remaining problem is the big man himself. I've yet to figure out a character that Shenlong would look good as.

Keep in mind I am not looking to make immense, picture-perfect recreations of these kombatants, I just want to copy the look and feel and apply them to the Shenlong crew. I've also thought of using the Ten Thunders Brothers kit for characters like Kung Lao (the person with the incredible hat of course), and a few others.

So. Thoughts? Suggestions? Merciless criticism against my harebrained idea?

I'm fully aware that the models aren't out yet, but you know - Plan Ahead. (There's an action somewhere called Plan Ahead, right?)

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Raiden or Kotal Kahn for Shenlong maybe? Leader of the pack characters. You could make the Peasants look like Kung Lao and Liu Kang. They got a Peasants got a monk feel to them too. Kenshi is the obvious lone swordsman. Please make a Baraka too, please!

 

Also, that's a dapper Otter, Otter.

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Thanks for kind words and suggestions. I might make the Peasants "full" characters too. I'll probably try to fit Baraka in there too, I'm not sure who I'll base him on though. As for Shenlong, I was thinking I could make him as a kind of "alternate" Shang Tsung, loosely based off of this:

http://mkserver.ru/files/mkdcu/renders/ShangTsung_Black.jpg

But I'm not sure. We'll see :)

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I am anxiously looking forward to these.

Shenlong might want to use Kamaitachi at points. Who will you make out of that?

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Alright. Well, as I said I really don't know. I'll probably take the time to look through some character galleries and see what I can find. If not, I could just paint it up as some kind of demonic minion or similar I guess.

I also thought of a way to include Liu Kang's really cool "Dragon fatality" - by converting and "blending" him into, the Dawn Serpent. It could work, I'm not sure.

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Kamaitachi might be a problem since most (if not all) MK characters are humanoids. A suggestion would be to take their "animality"-form as inspiration. Shang Tsung turns into a giant snake, for instance.

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Shenlong is all about swapping styles, and you have Goro as his right-hand man.  There can be only one answer - Shang Tsung!

 

As a fellow believer in MK-themed Ten Thunders, I fully endorse your project.

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Yeah a three tailed weasel. :D

 

Alright. Well, as I said I really don't know. I'll probably take the time to look through some character galleries and see what I can find. If not, I could just paint it up as some kind of demonic minion or similar I guess.

 

Give it a top hat and have it be you.

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Just go another idea(s). If you are doing Shang Tsung for Shenlong, Quan Chi can be Sensei Yu. Goro might be a better fit since he is Tsung's henchman in the first game (he could fit as Kang or Ototo too, big burly fighter types), but I quite like the idea of having the deadly alliance leading the crew :) Granted, to do Quan Chi you'll need to be able to paint tattoos fairly well, which is quite hard and I don't know you painting skills. You could also do Onaga as a stand in for the Dawn Serpent :P

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I'd say that Quan Chi needs his own Master.  Maybe Yan Lo (with teleportation and angry ghosts), or Jakob Lynch (who controls others).

 

But it does avoid the "arms race" of making a Goro model, so either way.

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I can not wait to see this stuff come to life...

Wyrd should go ahead and get you an advance copy of Shenlong so you can get started!!!!!

The lone swordsman being Kenshi is a great idea. I thought about doing something like that when I saw the art.

The high river and low river monks give you 6 models... I think you could tackle all the pallet swapped ninjas with that. ANd the Samurai could be the three robots, I wont attempt to spell their names, but there was a red one, yellow one, and a grey one (I think) so the numbers work out. lol.

with Misaki as Katana, McCabe as Johnny Cage, and Mei Feng as the witch with the white hair... I think you could do this with the entire faction!

I BELIEVE IN TURBO_OTTER!!!! XD

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Forgive the slight thread necroing, but no progress to report yet. I'm ashamed to say I've not touched Malifaux in quite some time (Warmachine got in the way), but I'm getting back into it and adding some new stuff to my Marcus crew.
Regarding conversions and adding more characters, I'm considering using Oiran to represent Kitana and Jade, the weapons should match with just a little bit of modification. No idea how they synergise with Shenlong, but hey - this is about looks.

 

Another idea I had was using the Through The Breach multikits (I'm gonna need those anyway) to convert an Erron Black lookalike. I'll probably use him as a Convict Gunslinger. I want to include Sonya Blade as well and I'll probably make her out of the multikit. I have no idea what kind of model she could represent though, suggestions are welcome!

So in short, no real progress to report aside from new ideas, super happy to see the crew box coming out for GenCon. Due to personal economic crisis I seriously doubt I'll get it before it lands in stores though.

 

Thank you for believing in me!

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