Fourth member of the Suicide Squad set done. I really love this model and the pose is awesome but it was a royal pig to put together. The arms are separate as are the hands/sword, Sash and sword hilt/tanto.
The sash and sword hilt/tanto weren't a problem just requiring tiny mold lines being filed off and glued in place. The arms/hands holding the sword are where the main problems begin.
Something I've started noticing with CAD designed miniatures is that they always add in these little details like a gap between the hands holding the hilt which look amazing when zoomed in on a pc but once cast are really fragile. Also with how they were on the sprue got weakened just being snipped off. This was even with warnings from others who had assembled her and come across the same issue. If they had just had the hands touching then it would of be far more stronger. As it is I ended up snapping the hands off when cleaning up the piece.
Anyway I ended up filing it flat and making it all join together as good as possible then just filled in the gaps at the shoulders
I really enjoyed painting her and it has to be one of my favourite characters out of the DC universe.
This version like Captain Boomerang is slightly cheaper at 50 rep compared to her 75 of the Comic version. Squad Katana has taken a slight stat decrease, looses the Adaptable trait and shuriken but gains Bodyguard trait and a Tanto which is Defensive making her quite good at blocking attacks with the rerolls it gives when blocking.
At 50 rep Katan fills some nice gaps in both Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey Teams as well as giving a bodyguard for Law crews. Its interesting to have Commissioner Gordon with a samurai type bodyguard :) Though I suspect when we get Amanda Waller and Special forces to go with Rick Flagg it will make more of a themed crew list.