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Finally got around to basing up the 20 pack of rats from the Amscan "Super Mega Mix" bag of Halloween favors. {I've never seen this rat mold anywhere else] Drilled holes into the rat's neck and using Gorilla Glue to secure the tail tips (tails secured in place with rubber bands until glue cured). Tails were tucked to the side of each rat after curing.

 

Bases are 25mm x 50mm rounded calvary bases ( a.k.a. Pill bases ) made of custom ordered MDF. Texture just happened from the process of splitting the bases with a X-Acto then applying PVA & paint then drybrushing.

 

Rats got a bit of sloppy drybrushing to differentiate between each along with pools of blood and tail positioning. Not very good, but I'm glad to have these ready for tabletop.

 

And now I just got the idea  to use gorilla glue to make some "rabid froth" on some mouths...

 

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I dont have a Rat pun for this... AHHH my joke engine is jammed.

 

Interesting. I can't wait to see what you do with these!

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Well that's speed work for sure, but how cheap were they, eh? If you'd bought Skaven giant whatevers from GW you'd be thousands of dollars in debt :P

Unfortunately, the pack they come in costs $20 and seems only to be sold by the Party City chain. Over the years I tried waiting for the after halloween sale to buy the pack for 50% off, but I had no luck, so I just paid the retail last October. There are other Items in the pack, but most the other items can be gotten separately and often with better molds. 

 

Skeletons are 83mm tall, bats with the ugly diamond patterned wings have a 110mm wingspan and the bugs fit on 2" bases other than the centipedes. 

 

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Love 'em, don't have that chain here. Although I might look on a site that does direct import from Chinese manufacturer and is called "alibaba"; I have had good experiences with it thus far.

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