Besides the Guardsman, our first Secret Science release for the Mechanician forces includes Manikin-style automatons. These little guys (Size 1) are a cheap and cheerful mainstay for many automaton masters. They are designed to carry and use many common models of bolt action rifles and to operate as infantrymen.
These Manikins (SSF-501) come in sets of 5. They are single pose, consistent with the synchronization used to keep automaton units working together. The heads are separate, though, and you can get some variation by how you mount them.
Speaking of heads, our Manikins each come with two heads, one a classic “tin bucket” styling and the one styled with a low, brimmed top design similar to the helmets under consideration for many non-secret militaries.
Each also comes with and “exhausts” sprue, allowing you to add one to the Manikin’s backpack to suit your idea of their motive force. To the right, you can see Good Ol’ Number 17, a long serving automaton that runs on steam, hence the smoke stack topping his backpack. The exhausts sprue shown at the left has an electrical diode, a smoke stack, and an internal explosion exhaust.
As always, these Manikins, and all other Secret Science miniatures, are available from Brigade Games.