The Eli's Alien of the day from 15mm.co.uk is a "Prang Soldier" which I thought looked more like a grizzled old ship's captain.. And it turns out from the comments section, so did Eli when he sculpted it!
The barrel of his gun was bent looking (possibly damaged in the mail) so I snipped it off and built a nice fat new front to it with pro-create. Learning from earlier mistakes, the end of the barrel was modeled on as a simple rounded blob, then I sliced off the front and drilled in a hole after it cured. Hard edges are a lot easier to cut than sculpt.
I wanted to show off his armor plates so did them in a ceramic white. I think I need to include a few more white bits in my sci-fi schemes and these turned out pretty nice.
This is an Armies Army figure that I did some more putty experimenting on. His head was replaced with a GZG one, but I didn't like the top of his headset, so I lopped that off too and sculpted a bandana.
I then used the wrong color for his armor plates by accident, but just decided to continue on.
He looks fine next to the others in the group as some kind of scout, or equally well as a solo mercenary or henchman.
Still unpainted fromt 10 man unit is the RPG launcher that I've converted into some kind of laser and a trooper with a backpack I sculpted on.
I think it's about time I started figuring out some kind of background story for my collection...