I have to say, these snake men/ Ophidians from Mierce Miniatures have to be my favorites from the entire line!
They are quite interesting, as each one is a different "character". Instead of slightly different poses or slightly different weapons, they are entirely unique poses/shapes. For instance, one of the 5 figures in the set is clearly a shaman, etc.
That is the other aspect which I find so interesting. Monstrous infantry really is the specialty of Mierce. If you check out some of my previous Mierce focused posts, you will see a variety of these huge creatures in unit form. This is the case with the Walrus men (yes, you heard that right) and even Octopus.
I especially enjoyed painting the weapon on this. Since this was done, I have had a number of discussions on how to approach NMM. Lately I have been emphasizing the use of colors that you see on the figure or the "environment" around it. This is very important, as metal is reflective!
When I was asked about NMM paint sets, this really brought the idea to the forefront of the discussion. I don't have go to colors to any kind of NMM these days. I simply use variations of already existing colors, which enhances that 'reflectivity'
There are more of these on the way, so you will be able to get an idea of what I mean about these large creature "units". In effect, you have the standard infantry sized versions which are sets of 10 (full command, etc.), then the monstrous infantry, and then a colossal beast from the same type of creature.
So stay tuned!!!