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So I got bored and went on a sci-fi kick while painting an old Mega Minis scorpion, and decided it needed to be a robot scorpion with a machine-gun tail. One of my Kickstarter IMEF Bones gave up his weapon for this cause.

 

Not terribly happy with the body tones. I couldn't quite get them where I wanted them. However, I'm very happy with how its gun came out in the end.

 

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A very cool idea.  For some reason a gatling gun just seems to be the natural choice for the tail weapon. 

 

You know, with just a little bit of shading it would go from good to great.  I'm thinking a thin black and blue mix in the cracks and crevices to give it a "cold steel" appearance.

 

What is the base made of?

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I'm pretty sure that thing is native to Australia.

 

Ye gads, I hope so! I'd hate to see one of those crawling up my wall...

 

Great job!

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A very cool idea.  For some reason a gatling gun just seems to be the natural choice for the tail weapon. 

 

You know, with just a little bit of shading it would go from good to great.  I'm thinking a thin black and blue mix in the cracks and crevices to give it a "cold steel" appearance.

 

What is the base made of?

I tried and tried to get the shading right but in the end still couldn't get it where I wanted.

 

The base started as a 40mm citadel round plastic base. I added some greenstuff on top to give the appearance of it popping out of a hole in the sand, then covered the whole thing with black sand to complete the look.

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