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March 2, 2015

Creepy crawly motivation

by PeterG
Bugs!

Bugs!

 

I’ve been following Chris Palmer in his quest to paint all of his Reaper Bones miniatures through his blog at  http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com.  I like the challenge he set himself as well as his fairly regular schedule for posting. It helps keep me moving on some projects but also makes me want to paint some of the Bones figures that may have escaped my initial attention and dropped low in the painting priorities.  When I saw his giant spiders and scarab beetles I went and dug mine out of the box they had been waiting in and glued them to upside down Mantic round bases.  I liked his color choices so much I pretty much just copied them.  This had the added benefit of circumventing my usual pondering time which greatly speeded up painting which made me want to start the rest of the bugs immediately.

 

More than a little creepy.

More than a little creepy.

 

Being a long time Tomb Kings player I knew the value of swarms and scorpions.  The scorpions were easy color choices and I  decided to paint the swarms as smaller versions of the bugs I had already finished, again, avoiding the dangerous decision loop.  The shape and size of the swarms precluded the need for bases so I just flocked the bits that weren’t creepy crawlies.  In the case of the spider swarms this wasn’t needed as every surface seems to be some part of some spider of some unnatural dimension.  I’m still a little freaked out by the experience.

 

Too many spiders

Too many spiders

Scarab Beetle swarms

Scarab Beetle swarms

I might need more of these

I might need more of these

 

I really liked the look of the scorpions once they were finished.  I can see them causing no end of trouble for dungeon crawling adventurers.  Guess I better write something up for Kublacon.

I think I’ll start the rats next.

 

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