Astr-O-Myne Corporation's interest in exploiting the mineral riches of newly-explored extrasolar planets conveniently coincided with these advances. Robots were fine for chewing through relatively homogenous space rocks. But for planetary mining, Astr-O-Myne required a new and exceptionally hardy breed of human workers. Arrangements were made with certain Terran governments wishing to reduce crowded prison conditions, and the first genetic experiments were a spectacular success. The new miners were stronger, tougher, and instinctively knew their way around tunnel networks. And best of all, they had little choice in the matter: aside from their lifetime contracts with the company, the gene transfer resulted in a pallid, warty appearance that set them apart from normal human society.
It was only a matter of time, however, before these underground super-men and women felt their working conditions had become intolerable, and decided to throw off their corporate shackles...
|Insurrectionist miners emerge from a reconnaissance tunnel to search a company outpost.|
I've been working on these for a while, and figured I'd finish them up before I really got going on my Half-Life figures. These miniatures are "Titan Scouts" from Rebel minis. The papercraft buildings are "IKubes" and a PODS container, downloadable for free from Topo Solitario papercraft.
(Obligatory link to Spacejacker's different take on the same figures)