Scent of a Gamer

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Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s in metal rather than resin. I’m not sure this model is still available in any material, to be honest. Anyway, here it is, in its dungeon home:

The model blends into its base but I assume you that is on purpose, since spiders tend to be good at blending into their background.

I added a splash of colour to the base anyway, using some contrast paints to create a slime effect on some of the rocks, to help break up the grey.

While I don’t play the game, I am still a big fan of the models in GW’s Middle Earth range.

13 comments on “Spider Queen

  1. Ann
    April 24, 2021

    Nicely done and favoring spiders as I do I favor this miniature highly. I remember reading that scene with the spiders in Mirkwood forest as a teenagers and promptly putting that scene in my next D&D game, except the chief spider of the grove could cast spells, which came as quite a surprise to the players and an introduction to (at least in my games) that memorizing the source/official material wasn’t very useful.

    I think you did a nice job painting it and I like the base too. The bits of green add some nice, subtle contrast between the ground and the arachnid.

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    April 24, 2021

    Looks really good, Dave! 🙂 I’ve avoided using “nice” since, well, it’s a spider (I’m OK with spiders, but maybe not enough to call them nice)!

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  3. grumpygnome101
    April 24, 2021

    I hate spiders… and it creeps me out… so well done mate!

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  4. tehlulzpare
    April 24, 2021

    Excellent work! I’m a big fan of the Middle Earth range from GW, especially some of the older models. Definitely good for alternative uses like you have done.

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    • davekay
      April 24, 2021

      Thanks! I’m a big fan of this range too. I think it suffered a lot from their move away from using metal.

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      • tehlulzpare
        April 24, 2021

        They are actually moving some models back to metal from Finecast, a very odd play but not one I’m going to complain about.

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      • davekay
        April 24, 2021

        That’s good to know!

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  5. Kuribo
    April 26, 2021

    Its cool to see this classic model in an environment outside of Mirkwood. It definitely looks like a scary dungeon denizen to me!

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  6. Pete S/ SP
    April 29, 2021

    Very nice.



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