Barring a few minor touch up's I present here the first Imperial Borderer squad, complete and ready for mold making! Enter Anvil Industries – this fantastic UK outfit will be managing production and distribution for these miniatures, in resin.
Everything below is held together with blu- tack so the connections look a little weird – when glued together things will be a lot tighter
I know what your thinking now... heavy weapons? exotic weapons? a leader? a medic? comms man....
The short answer to these queries: Yes.
The long answer: Yes, sort of.....
Despite initial impressions these are not proxy miniatures: weaponry, equipment and squad sizes are geared towards a MOTN skirmish rule set, pending publishing. Squad sizes are 3-5 miniatures, hence the choice of 6 different poses (One pack gives you two squads. Two packs will give you four squads of three men, or three squads of four men).
A note on the design of the Imperial Borderers: victorian SF/steampunk is the cue. Coats and straps were actually inspired by Napoleonic troops. The original head design featured a gas mask shako. Unfortunately, I made it too big! I'm sure you'll agree it looks a bit silly. The helmets being used for final production were a quick afterthought that made it into the mold for the resin master parts, and they've proven a saving grace.