Among my many periodic Rogue Trader era obsessions are variations on a theme I'll call Satyrs in Space. Citadel, of course, did a line they called beastmen, which might have been the D&D catch-all term for creatures of the sort. The trouble is, they did very few for Sci-Fi, and all are just uncommon enough to be a bit on the pricier side these days. Some folks converted fantasy beastmen. (Rather in parallel to the better fantasy frog conversions.) A few others were good enough sculptors to make space humans into goats. But I'm really only looking for a few. And I'm sometimes lazy. And still only a mediocre sculptor. (Though that is changing.)
Enter other companies . . .
I've previously talked about painting a Demonblade Goathead Gnasher in a post called Abhumans to the Fore. I've talked about the Spacelords range several times before, and I've had their goatlike Phagons (currently available from Moonraker Miniatures) in my collection for a while . . . but it took some time to get them painted. Which is really a shame. They're quite lovely, if a little techier looking than the Citadel goats I'm pairing them with. (Metal Magic sculpts seem to have generally been a little more Byzantine than Citadel, but they play well enough together.) The results of my first foray into the Phagon line are below.
And here he is with a Citadel beastman and a Demonblade Goathead for comparison. All three are a little different. The Demonblade miniature is the tallest and heaviest. The Phagon is the lightest and shortest. But they're not so far apart as to look like different animals. Just . . . slightly different breeds of goats. And there are a lot of goats in the world, so that's okay.
As a small aside, I decided to take a photograph of the photography apparatus for a discussion elsewhere. Kind of a PiP still life. So there's a little glimpse through the fourth wall into my current workshop.
As always, thank you for reading. Hope to see you next time.