Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mongolian death worm larva

The Mongolian death worm is one of the most popular posts on here, although in my view it's not my best work.  It is a cool subject, so I decided to make a death worm in its larval stage.  Here it is in the process of hatching out of its little egg:



As with the big guy, the death worm larva is all about the paint.  It's a very simple sculpt, just an undulating tube coming out of an egg, with a little bit of detail to suggest that the egg is membraneous like a snake's egg.  What makes it interesting is the paint job, which uses several layers of polyurethane to make the egg look translucent.


Close up of the larva's teeth


The larva before painting

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