23/08/2016 at 12:23 #47241
“Bugs, Mr. Rico. Zillions of em.”
A friend has started a “Them” project – US National Guard vs. Giant Atomic Mutant Ants c. 1952. It looks like a lot of fun. I’m inspired. Probably nothing will come of that, but at the moment, I’m inspired.
He’s doing the project using 1/72 plastic figures and kits. However…the image has entered my mind of this game done using 3″ plastic armymen and corresponding vehicles, all left in their original raw plastic. The question I have is – where can I get suitable ants? In quantity and not too expensive.
The ants in the movie are really huge, but I think I could settle for maybe six inches long. Also, I might could use bugs that aren’t necessarily ants, if they’re intimidating, maybe giant spiders. I thought that the old “Cootie” game might have an appropriate raw-plastic aesthetic, but it seems the new, redesigned sets are far too kawaii for my needs:
Can anyone here source a product for me?
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!23/08/2016 at 16:23 #47249MikeKeymaster23/08/2016 at 18:56 #47253PatGParticipant
I get my dinos from the dollar store. I recall seeing some really big ants and grasshoppers as well in the 6″ range.
Now I want to game Robert Aprin’s The Bug Wars27/08/2016 at 22:27 #47526
Thanks for the research, Mike. The Wild Republic bugs look good, but still expensive. I’ll have to check the dollar stores, a source I’ve neglected lately while I catch up on my backlog.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!04/09/2016 at 12:30 #47983
Well woudja lookitthat. After I poked around on their website, the Amazon sales-bots emailed me a whole list of options to meet my giant plastic bug needs. Some of the more economical choices were:
The gross of creepies for just $15 is mighty tempting, although the Bucket of 30 for $19 may include more actual ants – it looked like four different ants in that set.
It’s a golden age.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
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