Time for some other beauties from the past :P
'Carnivorous Sand Clams'. Yup, that's it. Giant clams dug in the mud waiting for their prey. Galaxy is a tough place to live in. Deal with it.
There is some history about these. When I saw the beautiful Carnivorous Sand Clams by mighty Sho3box
and told him so, he immediately offered himself to collect some shells for me. A few days later I had some Irish sea shells on my workbench. Amazing, uh? Beautiful story between oldgamers. Thanks, man! I owe you!
Sho3box had used individual bases for his Clams, but some of the ones I had were simply too large for that. So I tried a different approach, using old CDs (and a piece of card coming from nowhere):
|Hmm, so here they are those old CD's I left on the seashore years ago!|
The idea with those is using them as minefileds or something like that. At a determined moment, when a model comes into certain areas, the Game Master should say 'Oh, it looks like the floor was not that safe...' and then put the Clams on the board with some kind of mad laughter (that last part is essential).
So, when I was glueing the shells to the bases, I thought that some additional details would give them some life. Well, life... You know what I mean.
|I guess this is exactly what they are supposed to do in game effects|
The poor victim is a tank commander with his head replaced by this one from an Imperial Guard set. I used then some green stuff to sculpt the tongue and inner clam:
|Kinda abstract, but you will see it better in a minute|
I had to paint the inner side before I could glue the valvae. Once glued, it would be absolutely impossible!
|Slurp slurp om nom nom|
After sanding the bases I could get a rough idea of how all this was going to look like:
|Nice day in the beach|
Of course, once you sand a base, you have to paint it next. If not, you will have beach sand all over the place for months. I used different kinds of browns/ochres/greenish/greyish colours:
|Now answer the wife when she asks what the hell is that on your keyboard. Come on, answer.|
Then I slowly begun to paint the shells themselves. Not even tried a realistic approach. These are alien clams about 2 meters across, after all. I tried some kind of random patterns, almost like wooden streaks or so. Anything should work over here:
|I just painted whatever the surface allowed me to do|
So, after some hours, the results are like these: