The Gŭiláng, or Ghost Wolf, is a model I use in nearly all of my games. It's Yu Jing's cheap camouflage infiltrator and while he's not as cheap or as well equipped as some other skirmishers he often gets the job done. The basic version for 25pts is a good deal I think, although his stats are fairly average he does comes with a Multispectral Visor 1 and Antipersonell Mines. Upgrading him to a Minelayer allows you to deploy one of the mines at the start of the game and is something I always try to squeeze in to save on time and orders later on. The Forward Observer variant is interesting as well and I will probably try it out once I have some guided missiles or grenade launchers ready to back him up.
So far I've only used the Combi Rifle Gŭiláng in my games so it's fun having a sniper available as well. It's a great looking model, however I'm not sure how effective it would be on the tabletop. With the Infiltration skill the Gŭiláng can usually get in optimal range with his Combi Rifle anyway, although... he won't outdistance his opponent with it. Hmm...
The colour scheme is similar to the rest of my Yu Jing of course. I considered doing some urban camo on the coat, but didn't like how it broke up the great billowing effect (yes, that's the entire point of camo but they need to look good as well. Hehe!). It was interesting seeing all the small differences between the old style sculpt (Combi Rifle) and the new (Sniper); basically it has become more refined with more realistic proportions. The old one still looks great though!
I came across these old photo backdrops that my buddy Micke printed out for me last year as well. Great stuff! Makes a huge change for my crappy little camera (or mobile phone in this case) both when it comes to showing the correct colour and focusing on the miniature itself.
I'm starting to get the hang of painting OSL. I've still only done simple stuff like the holo communicator on his arm and the eyes, but would like to try something a bit more adventurous.
It was fun painting the coats! They go from black to Cold Grey to Off-White. Might have to do some more detailing on the top/left side of the Combi Rifle.
Next up I'm prepping all the unpainted Yu Jing I have (should be about a dozen) and start working through them. Not sure what it will be next. Perhaps the Zhanshi doc and engineer + Yáozăo... or a total reaction Remote... or the Hsien... or Sforza! I do feel like I have all the staple models painted now; the stuff I want to always have available. From now on it's more about specialists and niche troops.