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Patrick Keith's monocular Illyrians are delightful, and I've painted up a few of the stubby little fellas for my SPACEFUTURE setting. Then I came across Eureka's Creeps and knew they belonged to the same universe. I feel like the Creeps occupy about the same position in Illyrian evolution as particularly vile baboons do in ours. A clutch of eggs? Not quite. Horrible little spawn, all eye and mouth, work their way out of their buried larval stage. The adults in the troop bark and yelp with excitement at this successful metamorphosis! Some Little Creeps with Illyrians (incl. 50129, Scout) for comparison: Oh great, the commotion has roused some of the underground beasts on this cycloptic world! Gonna have to suit up to deal with this. And here we see contact with Away Team Red of the Galacteers (feat. 50150, Betty) These Little Creeps are just horrible disgusting brutes and I love them. All the danger and ravening hunger of a starved piranha, and all the boundless enthusiasm of an untrained puppy. They also come in Medium and Large, but I like the halfling size of these guys. Great canvases for eyeball practice, too! I may have to get a few more.
In the country of the blind, the saying goes, the one-eyed man is king. Certainly when venturing into the obscure unknown of space, the monocular Illyrians are as good as any human, despite a completely different evolution. Their quick regeneration and centrally-located brain-analogue allow them to survive injuries a human could not, while their alien metabolism means resource competition between human and Illyrian is minimal. Here is one brave planetary explorer on a rugged rocky ringed planet. It appears extensively cratered, but the presence of atmosphere and weather should have worn the features down... Well, that answers that! Distant evolutionary cousins, perhaps? Or just convergence? These native life forms are unused to creatures with eyestalks like theirs that can move about freely on the surface! The eye-worms are unused eyestalks from a Wizkids Beholder--they come with a set each of Eyebeam Eyes and Regular Eyes. Waste not! They were inspired by this pulpy artwork--not mine, all credit to the original artist.
The are the first of the Counterblast figures I've completed. This BdE Bot was painted a while ago, but I never got around to basing it. Finally got that done. This guy was fun to paint. Finally an eye big enough for me to work with, and no worries about having to line it up with another one . I kept the bases simple on these as Counterblast is a skirmish game I hope to be playing before too much longer.