Design wise seem to be a sci-fi evolution of the Melnibonéan/High Elf/Silver Helm models with the command group being a direct take off of the "demon" faced Melnibonéan cavalry figures. Take a look at Lancer 1 and Sword 2 and then Cmd Avele Swifteye below.
I enjoy the design, smoother lines without the bulk and hard edges of the Space Marines. As a wee lad I had a problem that I’m sure we all shared, very limited disposable income, which prevented me from indulging myself back when they were current releases. I think I instead jumped into the RTB01. But I digress, I managed to pick up an ebay lot of 8 on the cheap. 3 of which were weapons platform crewmen. Initially I wasn't all that enthused by them but then inspiration struck. "Why not use them as test figures for you color schemes?" I pondered to myself and this fellow was born.
Just playing around with some color selections. I kind of like this one which is similar to one from Brian Ansell's collection as show over at Eldrich Epistles. I'm still going to play around a bit and land on my first squad’s color scheme soon. My intent being that each squad will have its own color scheme. They are pirates/corsairs after all so I don't see the need to be uniform across the entire army! Once I get these painted up I'll tackle a dreadnought or two from the earlier post.