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Personal logo khurasanminiatures Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 10:20 a.m. PST

Old school entomalians to rampage across your sci fi, fantasy, horror, pulp, or lovecraftian tabletop! Also make great aliens for Victorian sf.

Sculpted by Whiff Waff, they can be seen here:

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Brutorz Bill Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 10:29 a.m. PST

Cool!

Farstar Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 10:58 a.m. PST

"Spearbearer"? As in the Shakespearean "on-stage extra supposed to look dangerous in large numbers" Spearbearer?

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 10:59 a.m. PST

Very nice. Useful as small bugmen in 28mm, too.

Personal logo khurasanminiatures Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 11:08 a.m. PST

Spearbearer as in the rhinoceros spear bearer, the carnivorous katydid these were inspired by. grin

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 11:09 a.m. PST

Very cool!

Leutenant Brittan Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 11:42 a.m. PST

The addition of the wire antennae are a bit of a genius idea!

Why must you keep bringing out stuff I want to buy!!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Sep 2009 11:58 a.m. PST

we wants it and we wants it NOW

Moonbeast15 Sep 2009 12:10 p.m. PST

Sweet! Horde cronies for the Ixx!

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 12:40 p.m. PST

Those are neat.

Looks like you could easily convert them into aliens with hands too. The way the scythes are positioned, a quick snip and a little putty work and they could be holding, spears, swords, shields or even ray guns.

Good job!

-Eli

Personal logo Dropship Horizon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 1:05 p.m. PST

The addition of the wire antennae are a bit of a genius idea!

Absolutely agree!

Cheers
Mark

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 1:08 p.m. PST

I want some "adult sized" to go with these "juves"

Dragon Gunner15 Sep 2009 1:21 p.m. PST

Nice!

Wolfshanza Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 1:24 p.m. PST

Very kool stuff ! thumbs up

Personal logo JRacel Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 1:53 p.m. PST

Nice! maybe my Spugs need some hand to hand combat critters . . . . . .

Jeff

Personal logo khurasanminiatures Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2009 8:39 p.m. PST

I had them painted up in the now-fashionable Prawn mottle. grin

But I am painting up some myself in their basic emerald green, as per the original bug, and will post pics, that is, if the photos don't come out horribly!

GrantS Inactive Member15 Sep 2009 9:01 p.m. PST

Nice.

Almost makes me want to spend my slowly accumulating 28MM fund into it ;) ALMOST.

Number615 Sep 2009 9:49 p.m. PST

Aliens don't need hands. That's what's so great about these guys – straight out of a bad movie.

But one with a human head and hands would make a great cast member on break.

Arcturus Inactive Member16 Sep 2009 1:44 a.m. PST

These are great models.

I agree on the wire antennae – perfect

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 10:55 a.m. PST

These Mantis men look great:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2009 10:29 p.m. PST

Weren't there bugmen in Battlestar Galactica?

"Ovions occasionally prowl discreetly on the entertainment level, but generally remain out of sight. Individual humans are trapped selectively when they enter the elevator, and are taken into the hive-like structures underground instead of their desired destination. They are then placed into chambers which slowly transform them into food."
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Personal logo khurasanminiatures Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Oct 2009 9:09 a.m. PST

Bugmen are a pretty popular theme in sci fi, horror and fantasy -- popular enough for me to commission two different kinds, straight so called realistic types and retro suit guys.

Lizardmen too! I think the overlord dude in the original show was kind of lizardy.

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