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Call of the Wild display


Name: Tarantulas (Predacon Ninja Warrior Covert Agent)
Origin Date: 1996
Completed Date: 04/2008
Base Figure: 4" White Munny

Tarantulas was part of the eight-figure "Call of the Wild" diorama, awarded first prize at Botcon 2008.

LikeBlackarachnia, the method used for Waspinator's insect legs would not work because the placement of four legs simply crowded out the space and proved ultimately too fragile. Having already realized that this would not work on Blackarachnia, I came up with the idea to make use of the little plastic-coated wires we find in seemingly every Transformer package. The coating meant they had a little bit of size and could hold paint, and yet they didn't crowd each other out and could bend. I simply drilled four holes in each arm and Tarantulas was show-ready.

Colour-wise, everything just seemed to click. Although the forest green is not themost durable of paints, I love how everything came together in the end.

Somewhat appropriately, given his eventual duplicity, his Predacon allegience is not visible.

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