I don't often sell off any of my models; I prefer to hold onto them just in case I find a use for them. Very occasionally I do decide to sell off stuff, though. One such case was my collection of i-Kore Koralon aliens (the versions done for VOID 1.1, not the later, re-modelled figures). I had a very large number of these, but most had stayed in their blisters for years and it became obvious that I wasn't ever going to paint them up.
Once I had decided that I didn't much like the sculpts, I sold off almost all of the unpainted models (though I think I've still got a small number left). However I did keep the ones that I had already painted. Generally speaking, these were models that I liked better than the rest anyway, which is why I'd been interested enough to paint them. Anyway, one such group can be seen here...
Snakemen (and women)
I cannot remember what these models were originally called [Edit: I've just looked them up on the Scotia Grendel website, where they are still available. They were called "Arakto Brood"], but I think of them as just "snakemen". There are a couple (I think) of special characters in with the grunts, but again I'm not really interested in distinguishing them.
Although officially the Koralon are a science-fiction faction, their predilection for melee weapons and lack of clothing or other obvious artifacts means than many of the models could just as easily be used in a fantasy setting.
Most of the rank-and-file figures had grotesquely ornate swords and I didn't like these at all. I've put in a lot of work with a Dremel grinding tool to reduce these to slightly more plausible blades, though the hilts still bear traces of this fussiness. Mind you, the over-muscled torsos and (still) huge weapons make them look very top heavy even with the amount of metal that I've removed.
It's interesting how the (presumably) male models above have armoured torsos, while the snakewomen ... don't. Now don't get me wrong: I like a bit of boob as much as the next man, but in context. To me, this is completely gratuitous and not at all appropriate. Still, I painted the figures anyway, so what does that say?
The big guy has a pair of small critters on the base behind him. It seemed like a good idea at the time...
|Jason (the Argonaut) faces a large snakeman
These are large models - they're not mounted on the common 25mm round slotta-bases. Rather, most of the snakemen are on 30mm bases, apart from the leader who is on a 40mm base. This picture should give some idea of how they tower over a regular 28mm figure.
I really hope that wasn't a relative whom Jason has killed - the snakeman does look pretty annoyed!
Once upon a time, I quite liked the Koralon range, if only because they weren't particularly anthropomorphic. Over time though, I've changed my mind (with a few exceptions) and I wouldn't buy them again. Still, I'm going to keep the ones I've got!