So you may recall me going on about a sculpt that I did last year being cast up. I thought that I would show you a first paint up of my new figure. Its a Criat Mercenary in 15/18mm scale for sci fi battle games.
As you can see from my scheme, I chose a blue colour rather than a natural one, just to differate it from it being realistic (with it being alien and its cartoony nature!)
So what do you think of the finished article? Please bear in mind, I hadn’t sculpted anything this small before so it’s a little rough around the edges, yeah, sure there are bits on it I could improve upon on future sculpts, but I’m pretty pleased with the overall model. It has plenty of detail for painting, and is very cute as well, I can see it appealing to fans of cartoon styles (I’m not keen on realism and love a cartoony/comic look to stuff like this)
For those of you who would like to compare him to another 15mm sci fi figure, here’s it next to a GZG UNSC trooper for purposes of scale. It’s a deal bigger and chunkier as I had intended them, but may be I will do the next Criat figures a little less chubby! Not that I think there’s anything wrong with how it looks, I just want to get trying some other poses on the go with them if I do anymore. That will be decided by how well these little critters will be recieved by you the buying public!
These miniatures will be available from 15mm.co.uk shortly, so if you are interested in getting a Criat or two (or more?) I will let you all know when they are on general release so you can purchase them! Like I said, if these are liked enough I will expand the Criat race with more infantry choices and additional figures, but that will be only if they go down OK! I invite any constructive feedback any of you may have regarding any ideas etc for the criat, as well as anything else you’d like to ask.
Personally, I will be using them as a unit as I intended, along with my ragtag alien pirates/mercs, maybe they will make an appearance as little gribblies in any 28mm games I might run in the future, as they would be quite cool as annoying little gobbo type fodder troops. I will be interested to see what others use them for and what paint schemes they use when getting their own.