As part of my ongoing prep for future Stargrave games, I've been looking at models needed to fill in the bestiary slots for Encounters. Some of the bestiary options will be filled from my existing collection (bounty hunters, repair bots and drones for example), where as others will be new paint jobs on figures I've been planning on getting round to (like the Warbot / Rogue Trader robot from last week). Some creatures necessitate some brand new models, so I've started looking around to see what might fit.
Pictured above are my interpretations of Stargrave bileworms and a horat.
Bileworms are described as "featureless worms" which "can grow over twenty feet long and as thick as a grown-man's leg". They also spit a sticky, acidic, and toxic bile. This pair of Reaper Bones giant leeches seemed perfect, being roughly as described and also pretty cheap!
On to the horat, which is described as "gigantic woolly rhinoceroses." I didn't really want a woolly rhino, so settled on the burrowing horror (also Reaper bones), which ticked the key criteria of matching the key words in the animal's traits (large, strong, horns - if you count the big fin as a horn!).