I’m slowly completing my collection of the Arena Rex line. The Wendigo is the last of the non-mount beasts.
I was afraid it would end up being a fragile model. That spin isn’t very big, but the upper body is quite large. It ended up fitting together quite solidly.
The purple flesh isn’t quite as otherworldly as I had hoped, but the gore in the chest cavity turned out pretty nice.
Each faction gets a beast and rider. For Ludus Magnus, it’s Nero with his rider Septimus.
Nero is is a nice bulky bull. I took the easy way out and did some shading with an airbrush and highlights mostly by drybrushing.
Nero and Septimus
As my habit for Arena Rex mounts, I embedded small magnets in both beast and rider. In Nero’s case, that made it impossible to line up the reins.
Nero and Septimus (top)
But I think it’s less distracting to have not-quite-attached reins than it would be to cut them off entirely and have him just miming it. Bowstrings you can imagine, reins less so.
Nero and Septimus
The beasties in Arena Rex are some of my favorites. The Helleniki get this seahorse.
As is my tradition with the mounts, I magnetized the rider and tried to hide the magnet in the mount. This rider is kind enough to use his net as a saddle, which give a nice connection to work with.
Telesto and Dimitrios
And of course, we need Dimitrios on foot as well. I guess he’s still kind of sitting on his net.
Crassus is one of the beasts found found within the Arena Rex world. The photos don’t really show it, but it’s a massive model. Amusingly, if you take it in your cohort, after you ‘kill’ it, it becomes a living hazard. Don’t poke the bear!
As a bonus, it also comes with this secondary model. Crassus has been in the pit for some time, evidently. Perhaps a second hazard?