I started the year with a deadline looming. A Team Yankee campaign was getting started. I had just acquired enough models to fill out an army and only had about five weeks to get it table ready. I also had Dropzone Commander and Arena Rex backburnered.
Acerbus is my favorite of the Arena Rex beasts, and the last of this batch of Arena Rex models.
I love everything about this model. He totally fills the 60mm base. The skin is so ancient, with old and new wounds evident. I managed to achieve a bit of variety to the skin tones, even though it’s all gray.
The kit comes with two different heads. I went with the bigger one, because why wouldn’t I. I think I might have a hard time resisting getting a second so I can see how the smaller one turns out.
A chained lion is such a gladiatorial arena icon it was only a matter of time before I got one.
I like this model, especially the mane. But there’s huge ugly seam that cuts right through the torso. And it’s quite difficult to patch. At least I have a later model, which uses a stiffer resin in the leg to prevent drooping (I hope).