Thanks for the love on the Sith Lord Predator. Here is another entry into my Aliens-inspired universe.
This squad doesn't exist. Officially, anyway. If they did, they would be labled "Copyright Enforcement" or "Asset Denial" specialists. Their mission is to secure areas that have had xenomorph sightings for teams of scientists to move in and set up shop. Rumors of their existance abound, despite their best efforts to keep witnesses from occuring. Children share tales of them during sleepovers, calling them "The Men in Black". They even have a rhyme they whisper to each other in the darkness: "Two by two, with hands of blue. The Men in Black will come for you. You can't run, you can't hide. The Men in Black want what's inside". Theories abound about their origins...some say that they are Synthetics, others claim that they are clones of an infamous bounty hunter. The truth is more insidious than all the rumors. They are actually genetically engineered xenomorph/human hybrids. Their human DNA has been spliced with the Alien's, giving them several unique abilities. They are telepathically linked, are stronger and more agile than baseline humans, have enhanced senses and have minimal natural resistance to Alien blood. They are not given names, only identification numbers and are trained in all manner of black ops tactics. The gengineered mutants are assigned to squads of four and their only semblance of individuality is they are allowed to choose their own gear and weaponry. All their items are black on black on black (hence the name), except for special bright blue gloves each member wears. The exact purpose of the gloves is currently unknown.
Squads of Colonial Marines have been wiped out by these so-called MIB units. Exercise extreme caution.
Unit 110-AZ1001, squad leader
Unit 214-AZ36112, heavy gunner
Unit 972-AZ2125, demolitions
Unit 617-AZ5113, medic & sniper
This squad was going to be my entry into the 5th year Bday Contest...but I felt that they weren't strong enough (mostly due to the monochromatic paint scheme and lack of real modification). So, here they are instead. Obviously, they are a mash-up homage to "Aliens", "Firefly" and "Men in Black", with a smidge of SW thrown in for flavor. Or, perhaps not-so-obviously, depending on your knowledge of those universes. Their helmets are Fordo's, all modified slightly (with greeblies). The heavy gunner's visor moves, as does the squad leader's range finder. Two of the units have the "acid-nullifying base spray" containers utilized by my USCM squad, and they are removeable. The paint scheme doesn't show up very well in the cruddy pics. They are painted in gloss black and flat black, with dark grey dry brushing for highlights.
Here is a quick WIP shot of a full-on Ronto repaint I'm working on. He/she will be the mount of the post-apocalyptic "gas mask" fig I'm working on for the Collector's Workbench contest. Thanks for tuing in!