Behold the flail snail!

Constructed from the maces of four 54mm cheapo knights, florist wire, the shell of an el-cheapo toy sea animal, and a mix of Crayola wet-set clay, liquid nails, and white glue.

The color scheme was suggested by my five year old, who assures me it looks “freaky.”  (The flail snail is probably her favorite Fiend Folio monster, and I’m seriously proud she has a favorite. She was also pumping me for ideas for tricks and traps so she can use them in “her D&D game,” which as far as I can tell involves her telling other kindergartners what they “control,” such as the sky or ground, and when they can move, etc.)


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  1. You have outdone yourself. That creature is a thing of beauty!

  2. rock

  3. Wow, that’s a nice flail snail. Perfect in fact! Good job.

  4. Hehe that looks like it was a lot of fun to make! Nice job.

  5. Your Flail Snail turned out a LOT better than the head I made for my son’s minotaur. Nicely done!

  6. That looks fantastic! Nice work with the flails… looks very organic.

    You better watch out – your young’un is going to be a miniature painter! The color scheme rocks…

  7. That’s really awesome. The only part I’m not sold on is the face; like Zak, I think part of the gross/creepy/inhuman feel of snails is their lack of a face.

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