Mechanical Sushi, Anyone?
Another in the series of pieces I painted for Spartan Games, this time it’s the Ika Mechanical Squid.
I fell in love with the Jules Verne inspired steampunk squid submarine when I first saw it previewed, so it was great to be asked to paint one for Spartan Games.
I thought I’d go with a pseudo realistic crustacean colouring for it – seeing as they went to the effort of copying a design from nature. So as you can see I’ve sort of gone for a hybrid of the blue-ringed octopus and a classic orangey-pink octopus/lobster colour.
Really pleased with how it came out in the end.
Have to say those tentacles were rather fiddly to attach and pin. And they’re quite long, the whole model measuring a good 3-4 inches as I recall.
My only regret looking back at the paintjob is that, although I do like the darker sea colouring of the base, I could have done some hint of the tentacles under the surface.