Loud Ninja Games has unveiled a Kickstarter campaign for the Chuhuac Space Raptors.
Designed by Dropship Horizon's own Eli Arndt, the Chuhuac concept has been slowly developing in his mind for over a decade. It took on a life of its own over the last year; Eli was able to flesh out his ideas, gather concept artwork, and initiate the first sculpts. Here's a glimpse at the sculpting progress:
The figures look like they will match the concept art perfectly. Their appearance is the perfect balance of horror movie creature and Saturday morning cartoon - the right paint scheme will make them right at home in any sci-fi setting. In Eli's own words:
When it comes down to it, how can you not love the idea of one of prehistory's most efficient and thrilling predators, tricked out with armor, guns, gear and zooming through the cosmos. What is more evocative than the image of armored raptor warriors darting across the battlefield, raining down a hail of energy bolts from their advanced weapons, eventually closing with their enemies to put them under a sickle claw.
Here's the first two packs that we can expect to see after the Kickstarter campaign:
Chuhuac Troopers. Six poses of battle-ready soldiers equipped with standard weapons.
Chuhuac Command/Heavies. Six unique poses depicting 2x plasma gunners, 2x squad automatic gunners, and 2x alpha leaders.
And that's only the beginning. Eli has plans to turn the Chuhuac into a complete figure range - troopers with heavy assault rifles, snipers, dynamic assault poses, battlesuits... Take a look at the stretch goals on the Kickstarter page to see the concepts, and chip in a few bucks to get them onto your gaming table.
Good luck with the campaign, Eli!