I’ve been adding more forces to my Deathzap 3 collection in preparation for a big, big campaign. One of this things I have been keen to add are more alien races, and with Halloween looming plastic spiders are nice and easy to get hold of:
Here some are next to my new Hegemony of Synthos forces. I sprayed them with grey primer and then gave a dusting of white from above. I then picked out different bits with contrast paints.
I dotted the eyes yellow to finish them off. They’re surprisingly hard to take photos of.
I’m considering bases for them, the advantage of a base is that they look more like gaming pieces. The drawbacks are the added time spent, the added expense of bases, the fact that they don’t need bases to stand up, they currently fit in any gaming environment and they wouldn’t be able to clamber over terrain. Needless to say bases are still a consideration.
I’m debating in my mind as to whether these guys are your basic drone, beast like things, or whether they have a bit more depth, a proper culture and society, another imagined planetary system with spider imagi-nations.
What will their race be called, will it be in their own tongue or are they so alien that in the background fluff I write they’re only ever seen through human eyes?
I dunno… it’s fun thing with cheap gaming that a box of plastic spiders can lead you into an entire new world!
I promised the wife I’d paint them all in bright colours so she doesn’t mistake one of my toy spiders for the real thing.