Ha, good old illithid! DnD monsters are always popular. Great work! Will he be one of the monsters your pirates will encounter? Illithids rarely live at sea though I recall Dominions game series, in which there is R'lyeh under the sea!
Recently I was wondering, "where did Sharkbelly gone to?" - I guess I got used to your updates somehow And on the very next day you post an update! The illithid is really nice and that skycutter even more so. That blue is really brilliant and the helmet of that Sky Helm is looking great, so shiny and impressive.
Exactly, which is really cool and I'm doing the same - I intend on merging the sea guard with the corsairs under the command of a fleetmaster and sea helm for a start, also with blues and maybe silver for weapons. It suits them well as the guard is more defensive while corsairs are made for assaults - after all, long spears, long armor and tower shields don't suit close combat in confined quarters at all - it's a place for short armor, cutlasses, axes, daggers and crossbows, especially on a ship's deck, although there are some exceptions like the Spanish, who used to take their tercios on board for protection and that worked.
Anyway, do you plan to add a fleetmaster to your fleet?