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SPACEFUTURE: Andromedan Hunter 49027 and Colleagues (a.k.a. Neirans) from Bombshell


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The Andromedan Dominion controls many cubic parsecs of the local Outer Spiral Arm, decadent hegemons given to backstabbing intrigues, convoluted politics and railgun diplomacy. Controlling the fractious populations of several suns means there's always a need for footsoldiers! 

40927 here is a junior cadet, ready for her first off-world assignment. Yes, she's effectively a child soldier; that's the sort of thing you get from decadent hegemonies! It's a good way of cleaning up lines of succession, if nothing else. Notice the ceremonial hairpiece and digitigrade stance of the ruling caste. 
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The plasma jezzail is as much a cultural signifier as a weapon (and it is for sure an effective weapon). 

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It's time to hunt some political dissidents! Success will be rewarded with plumes of glory and silken garments of rank. Failure will be discreetly covered up by the clan matriarch.

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This (Bombshell's Jamad) is the sort of rank our Huntress could aspire to: 

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a statuesque Battle-Chief (or Cultural Magistrate, depending on how you translate the subtilities of the language). Robed with ceremonial silks and armed with jezzail, pistol, and glaive, she has broad authority over a planetary sector and considerable influence within her clan. 
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The menfolk also have some value in Andromedan culture; an armored Dragoon (Bombshell Exile) wields heavy weaponry developed by a vassal species. Illyrian work, by the looks of it. 

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The heavy armor indicates he has seen several successful skirmishes, and is a valuable fighter to protect. worth the investment. 

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He is also authorized to grow whiskers--a sign of clan rank!
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If they all play their cards right, they might even get an audience with Her Sovereignty Messalina XVI Herself!

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Love the use of rich colors!  Thanks for the size comparison, I had no idea the Bombshell figures were that much larger than the Reaper sculpt. 

 

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13 hours ago, Inarah said:

Love the use of rich colors!  Thanks for the size comparison, I had no idea the Bombshell figures were that much larger than the Reaper sculpt. 

Thank you! My policy for the Retrofuture is that threats should either be Colorful or Kinda Goofy-Looking, or both. These are anything but goofy, so they need lots of color.
In the interest of clarity, most of Bombshell's humanoids are in line with 28mm-32mm Reaper size, but Counterblast canon is that Neirans are genetically-engineered giants. Patrick Keith always delivers great sculpts.
Interestingly, the Illyrians in Counterblast are shorter than their Reaper counterparts--closer to Space Halfling size than Space Dwarf size. I'll have to post that comparison soon.

 

6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Well some girls are a tad bigger than others, no problem.

They look awesome, you're creating quite the interesting Universe!

It's the opposite of a problem to me! Hooray for more sizes and shapes! And thank you, it's a paracosm that's been brewing for several years now. 

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Thank you! I got plenty more alien lore and backstory, don't worry!
 

On 5/25/2022 at 3:15 PM, Grand Slam said:

Love the lore on these, as well as the subtle purple elements to the skin. They remind me of the Benzites from a couple of episodes of Star Trek TNG. Superb!

I appreciate it! The Benzite connection was unintentional but I definitely see what you mean. Amazingly expressive sculpts for not having nose or eyebrows!

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