Monday, November 30, 2015

The Scavs - Tiny Space Scavengers

Any colony on the fringe of known space will have many things to worry about in their day to day lives.  Of those many dangers, there's one terror that people are only willing to speak of after several rounds of drinks have loosened the tongues and inhibitions.  The Scavs, which also have been called the Takers, the Scavengers, and the Yellow Menace, have no real name.  For they never attempt to communicate, never offer any form of trade, they just move in, kill everyone and then strip equipment bare and then just disappear.  What their purpose is and where they take the stolen resources is a real mystery.  The home planet of the Scavs has yet to be discovered.  The only positive thing going for those colonies on the fringe is that the Scavs have shown no ability to advance technology on their own.  They only seem to advance as they learn from stolen technology, which usually has them technologically a few paces behind their opponents.

These figures are from Khurasan miniatures.  They are the Crustacean Desert Mini-Nomads.  I originally got them because they have some resemblance to Jawas from Star Wars.  I figured it would be fun to have some.  I also have 6 weapons teams that I painted as well.

The Group Shot

Some of the different poses.


Heavy weapon teams.

My wife, ever helpful, offered her critique of my painting once I had finished all but the basing.  She said, "Why did you paint them all poop color?  Are they some kind of Poo Ninjas?"  Well, needless to say whatever response I offered in regards to them be the evil menace of the universe she would simply respond with "Poo Ninjas".  After a while I was having trouble thinking of them as anything but Poo Ninjas myself.  Oh well.

Rod

8 comments:

  1. Very impressive job...Star Wars is not so far, agree!

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    1. Thanks Phil! And yes, looking forward to the next round of Star Wars. :)

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  2. They're very nice Poo Ninjas Rodney!

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    1. Thanks Fran. They'll be bringing their own brand of fecal destruction in the near gaming future.

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  3. Well Poo Ninjas or not, I think they look great.

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  4. These little technology scavengers are well done, Rocky.

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