Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Future Citizens of the Galaxy


Now we're getting on with the meat and potatoes of it, bring on the first wave of starport denizens! These are more from the SHM (Self Help Miniatures) line offered up by 15mm.co.uk and like the Uhul yesterday, these have all been sculpted by ISLP's w√ľnderkind Eli. Whereas the Uhul however were a 'just because' groups of figs, these space guys, gals, and others are pretty much a must-have, especially with dreams of starports dancing in your head.

For the record, what I've shown here include a good number of non-released figs and only five of the above figures are currently available in 15mm.co.uk's online store. Of course, the rest you see here are slated to go into production, it's just a matter of time. I See Lead People has a good preview page here with most of these on it.


Not yet released...


Nope, not these either...


Burgansian (left) is available, Mr. Toad (right) not quite


The Fragalian (right) is available, Merc Trooper (left) not yet


The middle figure, the Horansi, is the only fig currently available but as I said up top, all of these will be making their way into the line eventually. As you can see from everything here there's loads of character and variety, not to mention plenty of alien goodness.

I can't help but think of the Mos Eisley cantina of course, but a lot of the activity taking place on the Citadel in the Mass Effect franchise also comes to mind. 15mm.co.uk have a lot more to offer than just the SHM line where you'll find these excellent figs, they've really got a huge selection overall. The best part is that these are all singles, no packs to buy, which is really nice if you're looking for just that right character or alien.

Though the HUD isn't exactly in chronological order, it does list 15mm Starport Denizens first however, and well here they are in the unpainted flesh. Hmm...

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic. I love the variety most of all. It is tricky to create aliens and monsters even with a blank canvas - to come up with so many says a lot about the talent and/or hard work or the creator. I'm guessing both. I think we need more of this kind of individual alien in general. Eli's given the thing a big push.

    For starport filling I still think of this:

    http://lunchingonlamias.blogspot.com/2011/05/community-table-d-random-spaceport.html

    If you need inspiration for roles at Mos Eisley, or Eli is looking for concepts, it might be useful.

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    1. Holy crap Porky, that list is amazingly epic in both scope and content. I want to add to it, but first I need to digest the 200+ entries so far.

      I concur with you on Eli's sculpting diversity, there's a lot of varied personalies represented by a fairly small amount of figs here.

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  2. I would love continue to do more. There are a lot of non-combatants that I can think of.

    -Eli

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    1. I have a feeling you're in that potato chip 'crunch all you want, we'll make more' zone. People will eat up pretty much all the starport civvies you can muster.

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    2. LOL, encouraging. Now, if only I can get 15mm.co.uk to sign off on more.

      -Eli

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