I have always loved Starship Troopers. Both book and movie have different places in my heart, but both have their own merits. To keep the yelling to a minimum, yes, the book is much better.
Anyway, after reading that post and a few other comments in other places, I thought I would put together some stuff so I could play some Starship Trooper themed games. I have Space Marines that will serve as the Mobile Infantry in 6mm games. I could use Genestealers and Hormogaunts as the arachnids, but kind of wanted something a little different.
So in comes my ants.
These started out as poker chips and little white ants.
I picked the ants up last Halloween at a dollar store. They come in bags of about a hundred for $1. I painted the ants black and then added a dusting of orange spray paint to add a little color. I may do different colors to break the army up, or I might use the same color throughout. Thoughts?
The bases are just cheap plastic poker chips that I picked up at Walmart some time ago. I used some caulk to attache a bit of model railroad ballast (grit) for texture and then added a bit of flock to the base.
To attach the ants I mixed up some JB Weld (maybe a bit of overkill) and put a little on a couple of feet from each model and them stuck them to the base to dry.
One of the great things about these is that they will work for a variety of scales: 6mm, 15mm 28mm. They will also work for a number of different game systems.