This week I also completed the Ankheg figure from the Bones II Dungeon Monsters Set. While I didn’t see myself having much use for it as a 28mm monster, I thought it would look pretty cool as a Giant Anhkheg (D & D Monster Manual spelling) to go with my 10mm “Bear Yourselves Valiantly” fantasy armies. So, I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. Then, I glued to a black-primed standard 3" x 1.5" BYV sized metal base with Aleene’s Tacky glue.
I began by painting the outer body of the creature with Folk Art “Dark Brown”. I then painted the underbelly and the inside of the legs with GW “Tanned Flesh”. I followed that with painting the upturned ground around the beastie with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
Next, I painted some of the lumps on the base as boulders using Folk Art “Medium Gray”. Then, when everything had a chance to dry, I gave the entire creature a wash with GW Agrax Earthshade" wash using a wet brush.
I’m very happy with how this figure turned out, and I think it looks suitably terrifying in 10mm.
|A 10mm unit of High Elves collectively craps their pants as the earth erupts before them.|