Showcase: Witcher Arachas

Showcase: Witcher Arachas

Published 2023-08-27

Arachas, or crab spider, is a large insectoid with a distinctly large abdomen. Described as an extremely venomous, its variants are found in both desert and swamp regions. The varieties found in the Ysgith tend to have mouths that resemble a large orchid.

Miniature Review

The Arachas is a bit of a weird one. It's like a crab with a flower for a face which is weird by itself, but then it has a weird bulbous lump of a body. Only in the Witcher world!

The sculpt itself is really good, using slapchop helped to surface a lot of details on the body I hadn't realized was there. As the miniature only really has two surfaces, the body and the flower, it's really good as it adds the opportunity to add a bit more color.

Painting Techniques


Militarum Green
Ratling Grime
Sigvald Burgundy
Briar Queen Chill
Nurgling Green
Screaming Skull


Volupus Pink
Fulgrim Pink


Doomfire Magenta
Pink Horror
Emperors Children
Thousand Sons Blue
Temple Guard Blue
Baharroth Blue



Basilicanum Grey


Garaghaks Sewer
Karak Stone


Skrag Brown


Abaddon Black

For all miniatures in the set I'm using a mix of GamersGrass tufts and flowers.


I ended up adding quite a few layers to the skin but I'm really happy with how it came out. It stops it being too plain but isn't over the top so helps it look more plant like. I could have spent a bit more time on the flower as its the focus point, but I don't want to spend too much time on any of these as I'll get bored and move onto another project before I finish them.