It has taken me this long to figure out that these 15mm.co.uk minis by Eli actually have names on the site. So here's the Kardul Bodyguard from that range. For his colors, I went along with the same ones I did for the crime boss, as he would be in his employ. The flesh is Vallejo basic skintone, which is very pale. I washed it with thinned purple ink to try to make it look alien, then highlighted it back up with very thin layers.
Sculpting a bionic hand
His left hand was miscast, ending in a blob which confused me a bit at first. Putty to the rescue! I snipped off the rounded end and applied a blob of ProCreate , patting down the end to make a rough cylinder for the wrist. When cured, I stuck a blob on the end of that to make the spherical base of the hand. When this cured, I made four little sausage shapes and squished them onto the ball to make fingers. I did this while the putty was very freshly mixed so it was as sticky as possible.
Using the edge of my home-made paddle shaped tool, I pressed the ends of the sausages on one at a time, making a knuckle out of the crease formed when sticking them on. A few little pats to get everything in line and that was it.
Doing all this putty work has been extremely enjoyable lately, and I'm starting to catch myself actively looking to ways to convert figures. I didn't think 15mm conversions were possible at first, but you never know until you try.
Thanks for looking!