Monday, 22 June 2015

Ankheg from Reaper and Midsummer

Another Reaper Bones mini done, this time 77230 Ankheg sculpted by Kevin Williams. If you want the metal version it is 03658.
I just wanted this done as fast and in as easy a paint scheme as possible as it will probably only be used once or maybe a couple of times total.

It got a basecoat of Citadel Foundation Khemri Brown with a wash of Citadel Devlan Mud. Drybrushed Vallejo Green Ochre on back and Citadel Dwarf Flesh on underside.
Last Friday we celebrated Midsummer. Midsummer is one of the most important holidays Sweden, only beaten by Julafton (Christmas Eve on December 24) and possibly New Years Eve.
It’s an old pagan tradition where we essentially dance around a giant phallic symbol celebrating the awesomeness of summer and strangely enough there is a peak in births around 9 months later J
We were at friends' summer-place in the deep woods of Västmanland. A very traditional midsommarstång was made in the morning and dancing began on the afternoon.
True to tradition we also got some rain…
Dancing and...


  1. Replies
    1. The midsommarstång...? :-)

    2. The midsommarstång is really creepy, but the ankheg is really nice...

  2. We spent our Midsummer indoors, eating and watching the various presentations from E3. Warm, dry, with a lot of games to look forward to in the next six months. Best Midsummer in a long while.
    That ankheg looks disturbing, in the best sense of the word.

    1. I heard it rained all day in Stockholm so that was probably a good way of celebrating.

    2. It was indeed. The rain wasn't continuous but near enough.

  3. Just brilliant! Great paint job on a superb beastie!

    1. I think it looks better on the picture than in real life. On the other hand: the camera never lies :-)