Spider Swarms: Figures 51 & 52 of 265

Chris Palmer

I did theses two spider swarms from the Vermin set as a quick project this week. I prepped these as usual, soaking them in water and dish soap first, then rinsing and drying.  I then primed them black with Krylon’s Camouflage Flat Black with Fusion, as I planned to paint them mostly with drybrushing

These figures are a confusing mish-mash of legs and bodies, and I didn’t really want to put the effort into figuring our which leg went with which body; so I did the whole bunch with a heavy drybrushing with GW “Shadow Grey”. I then did a lighter drybrushing with Apple Barrel “Scotch Apple Blue”.  Unfortunately I still couldn’t really see individual spiders in the mass, so I tired painting some of the apparent ‘ground’ areas inbetween all the legs, with GW “Graveyard Earth” in hopes of providing some visual separation. 

After everything had dried, I painted the figures with Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.  I let them sit over night, and the next day I carefully flocked them, which was a challenge with all the errant legs.  Then after that had a chance to dry, I sprayed the bases with Testor’s “Dullcoat”. 

I can’t say as I’m really a fan of these pieces, as the sculpts are too jumbled in my opinion to be really effective.  But they’re done now, and that’s what counts. 🙂

Figures 51 & 52: Complete

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