Picked up this guys on a sale, and decided he would be a good entry for the /r/minipainting subreddit's Feb 2021 mini painting contest. Probably won't win, but as long as it gets more than 1 vote, it'll be progress over last contest. Like all Mierce minis, there is a lot of detail on this model, which was a ton of fun to paint. Really impressed with the quality as usual. The material is a hard'ish resin. Not as hard as some, this was relatively easy to work with.
Very simple, and the parts all fit together, and only needed a little bit of Milliput shenanigans. All the legs were numbered, so while it took some time, it was a surprisingly easy process to assemble. Mould lines weren't bad and easy to remove.
Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on. Miniature painted purley in oils. The dagger was done with Williamsburg interference green oil paint. Can't really tell in the photo, but the color kind of shifts a little in person. Took about 8'ish hours to paint in total. It was really fun doing the blends on the legs with the oil paints. The colors were based on images of real giant centipedes. Exaggerated, but not as much as you might think. The venom drips were done with Green Stuff World's UV Resin mixed with Daler & Rowney ink. Applied and cured to tiny brush hairs, then glued to the model. First time every trying that, and it turned out pretty nifty. Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.
Custom made with joint compound. Sunk into it were various mini bits, skulls, and some Sculpy heiroglypics made with a Green Stuff texture roller. The grass tufts were from World War Scenics and Green Stuff World. The display base was custom made from XPS foam. The circular cuts were pretty easy with a Proxon hot wire cutter. Painted up to look like rough stone.