Thursday, 13 August 2015
Miniature Spotlight: Lucid Eye Neanderthals
Steve Saleh has sculpted miniatures for a lot of people over the years, including Games Workshop,
North Star and a lot of stuff for Wargames Foundry. He has recently moved to Warlord and I believe is involved with their foray into sci-fi.
He has also launched his own line of miniatures, called Lucid Eye. His facebook page can be found here. These are concentrating on pulp, with an emphasis on lost worlds (the line is called Savage Core). Pictured are some of his Neanderthals. There are two packs plus a chief, available from the Arcane website.
The four miniatures pictured are from a mix of the packs, I still have the others in my to paint box, which is where they will stay until I get time to do some conversions on them. The unused miniatures are all armed with clubs, which look too Flintstoney to me, they don't really fit with the overall style which is realistic if heroic. But it will be an easy enough job to cut them off and replace them with a spear apiece.
Generally though I am a big fan of this range. The sculpting is first rate, characterful and clean. The casting is top notch too. It will be interesting to see where Steve goes with this line, I can see a lot of uses for most of the miniatures in pulp and fantasy games. My Neanderthals are being used as Wildmen of the Ettenmors.
They are chunky, but then I imagine Neanderthals were. They fit well with other 28mm heroic figures, below they can be seen with (left to right) a Hasslefree wench, a Wargames Foundry Knight, a Mirliton Orc and a Citadel/Wargames Foundry Mercenary