Posted by MortiS-the-Lost –
This is the 'Great Worm' from Reaper's brilliant 'Bones' range of high quality (and low cost) plastics.
This is the first Bones miniature I've painted so far and it was a great model to work on, covered with lots of great texture and detail. Removing the mold-line requires a little skill because of the nature Bones material - you'll need to use a very sharp knife and steady hand (using a file will do more damage than good).
Starting with an undercoat of MP Black Primer, the Body of the Worm was painted Citadel Worm Purple (an easy decision for the colour scheme) and highlighted with progressively lighter shades made by mixing Worm Purple with P3 Midlund flesh in varying amounts. The 'sphincter' of the mouth was painted Citadel Imperial Purple and washed with Leviathan Purple. The teeth were painted Citadel Scorched Brown and highlighted with Citadel Graveyard Earth, Kommando Khaki and finally Bleached Bone.
The rocks at the 'base' of the model - where the worm is bursting forth from the ground - were painted to match the floor stones of my dungeon; starting with a base-coat of Citadel Foundation Charadon Granite, followed by a wash of Citadel Badab Black then dry-brushed P3 Ironhull Grey followed by Citadel Codex Grey.
All in all I'm rather please with the model, simple yet effective paint-job thanks in no small part to the texture and detail of the model itself - what's more this is one of those model that can be used in many different games; of course it's a classic monster for fantasy dungeon crawls, but it would also fit well tunnelling through the surface of an alien world in a sci-fi game or as a mutant monstrosity in the radiation soaked deserts of a post-apocalypse game. It even works at different scales too, the smaller scale miniatures you use it along-side the more huge and terrifying creature is becomes.
Bonus pictures? Ah yes that's what I normally do isn't it?
… erm … here's some pictures of the purple worm before it was purple
^ as it came in the blister pack
^ Fresh out of the blister pack
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