Okay, quick re-cap on what's going on with the Bah'glenn:
-My fiancee and I moved into our new place 2 days after my last post and things are going well. Still un-packing, but making progress slowly and surely. I think our 6 month old kitten Whedon is more settled into the apartment then we are as he's sleeping in the bathroom sink (like he always did at our old place) again like he's been doing that here for years.
-Got some work as a toy prototype maker and received a nice paycheck for my work. Hey, I'm not making my own toyline yet, but getting paid for doing something toy related (i.e. in my dream field) is pure awesomesauce. Plus it enabled me to place a decent order over at Callgrim.com at the end of last month which was awesome. Here's hoping I still have the extra $ when Matt drops his next big wave of product so I can order a decent amount of stuff there also (i.e. an Armodoc or two provided he's releasing more this wave).
-The snow around here FINALLY appears to be melting away and making way for warmer weather, which means I can now resume shooting Season 2 of Alien Mercenaries. As the weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow, I'm going to spend 3 or so hours outside after I get out of work and do some serious shooting. Time willing, I'll be able to knock out 2 episodes or so which will be awesome. I have an idea for a Alien Mercenaries One-Shot that's more of a comedic piece then in continuity with the series. Think of it in the same way as Marvel Comic's Christmas Specials; the stories inside are tongue-in-cheek and really don't get mentioned in the monthly titles as it's more of just an overall "fun" issue to read around the holiday season. My AM One-Shot will be a sort of expansion on the 1-panel I showed a few posts back with Greh'eck talking to his agent. Should prove very funny when I get the time to work on it.
-As you, the fans, expressed interest in me continuing the One-Shot "Cold Hunt" photo comic, I have finally scripted the photos I took and turned it into a 3-Episode Mini-Series. Part 2 should go up over on the Octobertoys forum this Monday (March 8th), with Part 3 to follow on Wednesday or Friday. Now I have both of these 100% ready to go; all I need to do is cut & paste them into a new topic thread over on the forums, click *post* and Bob's your uncle, so don't worry about these next 2 parts getting shown a month or more apart. It felt great to get this done as I've been sitting on the pictures since Jan 15th (almost 2 months ago! O_O) and I really hate leaving projects unfinished.
Now, for a bit of fun, here are some scans of drawings I made of the 4 Alien Mercenaries, Hurneff, Bore'okk, Snee'grak & Greh'eck. These drawings represent how I imagined them looking were they made without Glyos parts, i.e. with all new sculpts. Check 'em out!
Greh'eck was a little tricky to re-design as I've always seen his body as being made up of Pheyden parts. Plus, when I sculpted his head I didn't know what the rest of him would look like LoL. Hey, maybe one day in the future he'll get an outfit like this..you never know. ;-)
Hurneff & Bore'okk were hard for me as I really didn't know what to make them look like. So I just went with a 3-digit hand (2 fingers and a thumb) and gave them the same body type with different outfits.
As Snee'grak is a Reptorrid, i.e. a reptile, I wanted to give him a tail to complete the look. I also figure, if he was a glyos figure, his tail could be made up of 3 pieces and upon buying multiples of him, could be used to make snakes, tentacles & other misc things. The color for the armor was inspired by a coloration Dr. Kent suggested to me (you can see this similar color-scheme over on his blog where he has his own Snee'grak shown). Now, you may be wondering why Snee'grak doesn't have a tail in the photo-comic. The reason I always used to explain it, was that his tail was lost a while ago and his armor stunts it's ability to re-grow, so it's never seen. Maybe one day I'll sculpt him a tail...