I've been making progress on the sci-fi game I've been writing, and with it came a host of core hobby projects that I needed to complete: grunts and soldiers for multiple factions, bystanders and table scatter. With those basic components completed, I'm starting to work on some of the more unique bits for the game.
Sci fi figures that don't look like they've leapt out of the GWs 41st millenium are uncommon, but thankfully Reaper Miniatures has a number in their Chronscope line that work for my needs.
I'm aiming for a late 1970's sci fi cinema vibe for the game, and while this space cadet has a definite 1950s rocket girl overtones, she gets a pass by way of Erin Gray's "Buck Rogers" jumpsuit.
In the original script for Star Wars, Uncle Owen was an anthropologist studying wookiees. In a nod to that forgotten manuscript, I've painted up this Captain Nemo from Reaper as Doctor Owens, a wilderness explorer leading a similar band of wooly alien natives.
Opposing this heroic duo will be a horde of space monsters, each with a grisly melee attack. The results of those attacks will leave the battlefield littered with bloody messes, tokens that are part of game play.
With all of the bits I need finished they'll be hitting the table this evening for another playtest.