After a bunch of sketches I was having some difficulty in envisioning the helmet/armor combo and decided to use an old armature to do some sculptural sketching. The result gives a little bit of an idea on how things go together, especially the shape of the helmet.
It's still very much fluid and will probably change a lot before I settle on a design so comments and critiques will be met with deadly appreciation.
Some things that will probably help. Who are these troops representing? A human empire, conquering the Galaxy like a futuristic Colonial Britain? Perhaps they are part of a defensive fleet for a civilization of enlightened do gooders? A band of survivors from a cataclysmic war or maybe conscripts of an alien army?
The material is Super Sculpey firm, mostly. I mixed in a bit of regular Super Sculpey and a bit of FIMO mixquik because it had lost some of it's oil/flexibility.
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