Category Archives: Beasts

Arena Rex: Nero and Septimus

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

Arena Rex: Dimitrios with Telesto

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.

Dimitrios (foot)

Arena Rex: Crassus

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?

Crassus droppings

Arena Rex: Sereqet and Zahra

Sereqet is another of the beasts for Arena Rex. Like Caho-Ta and Ladon, it can optionally have a rider. In this case, Zahra is part of the Morituri starter.

Sereqet with Zahra

Like the other mounts, I drilled and glued in a small magnet to help the rider stay in place.


I wanted a metallic green for the carapace. It came out a bit on the chalky side, but I’m generally pretty happy with it.

As a bonus, this model would work as a pretty good radscorpion for This is Not a Test, Fallout, or other post-apoc games.