My apologies to those of you that now have the somewhat annoying tune from Disney’s The Lion King
rattling around your head*. For some reason the phrase just popped into my brain whilst painting a couple of Warthogs from ‚North Star Military Figures‘
. Using the Congo
rules, the exploration of the Dangerous Terrain runs the distinct possibility that your intrepid explorers might come across some local fauna and so I went in search of various likely candidates to represent them, if such an occurrence were to happen.
*For those not yet aware of said ear worm, I have placed a link for your enjoyment at the bottom of the page.
Along with the Warthogs, I needed a Leopard and fortunately North Star came to my rescue again, with a particularly nice sculpt from their Africa range. Looking at the photographs, I don’t seem to have managed to get just the right colour for the skin, it appears a little grey. Fortunately it does look a little brighter in the flesh and so I am more than happy to live with it for the time being.
Finally a great snake was required. I had considered heading to Poundland again in the hope that they might have some cheap plastic toys that I could use, but I was reminded of the Great Snake
that I had painted from ‚Otherworld Miniatures‘
. My first attempt had been painted to represent a South American Anaconda and so wasn’t really appropriate for the jungles of the Congo.
I couldn’t bring myself to repaint the original version and so in the end I decided to treat myself to a new model, this time painted to represent the mighty Royal Python, a nonvenomous, constrictor of sub Saharan Africa.
|It’s behind you!
All that remains is to leave you in the capable of hands of Timon and Pumbaa,
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