Beavers – Bad Squiddo Games (Gender-Ambiguous March ’19)

Bad Squiddo Games Beavers

Sometime last year, I got on board the Bad Squiddo train and backed Annie’s Kickstarter campaign for Freja’s Wrath – Viking Shieldmaidens. As part of the KS and Pledge Manager, I also picked up a whole lot of the “Fluffy Chums” that BSG offers. While I haven’t started on any of the vikings yet, I did find the beavers in a baggie and decided to smash them out, so I did so pretty quickly, just pausing in February so I could finish them in March – as part of the Gender-Ambiguous Painting challenge. Because even if I try to look under their tails, I can’t definitely tell which of these little fluffballs are female or male!

30 thoughts on “Beavers – Bad Squiddo Games (Gender-Ambiguous March ’19)

  1. Bad Squiddo FTW! I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t purchase those beavers, as it will likely end in making an entire themed board with river, dam, and lodge, but they came out great here, and I’m glad I get to at least appreciate them from afar!

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  2. Ha, how cute. Much cuter than in real life, or at least less smelly. Some years ago we were driving on an old logging road up in northern Maine when we stopped the car to look out at a pond obviously created by a beaver dam. After a few minutes an enormous beaver appeared in the water and languidly but inexorably swam toward us. He/she/etc. didn’t look too friendly and fuzzy (mostly fat and wet) and to make a long story shorter she flopped up the muddy bank, waddled over to our car, which we had made a prudent retreat back into, and started attacking the tire.

    Needless to say this caused us to exit the area post-haste, but the most vivid thing I remember about the encounter was how hideously awful the beaver smelled. Sort of a combination of musk, rotting vegetation and feces. It made me rethink my whole “beavers are cute” stance and decide that skunks had a worthy adversary in the horrible-smelling-mammals race.

    Very cute mini’s though! I think they would make a good proxy for plague marines.

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    • That’s a pretty crazy story, Ann. I can see why they might not be your favourites, or why you’d think Nurgle..
      Heh. We don’t have them or anything truly like them here, so for Aussies they’re just pictures of furry wurry widdle wibble wobble woobie…..

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      • Heh, I get i; sort of like Tasmanian Devils. I have to say seeing pictures of them they look awfully cute; pet quality cute in fact. Then I saw a documentary on them some years ago where this woman is talking about a bunch of them living under her house shattering the wee hours of the night with horrible noises as if her porch were possessed, and so on.

        I don’t have anything against beavers when they aren’t eating our tires, though if I owned that set of miniatures I’d consider proxying them as Lesser Tire Biters of Nurgle.

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      • Yeah, that makes total sense. Tasmanian devils are nice to look at in an enclosure, but they’re the last things you’d want to hand-feed or fuck with. They also stink when they eat, due to their diet of pretty rancid meat.
        Honestly, models like this don’t tend to see any use at all. Maybe they can be scenery in a corner of a river battlefield one day.

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      • They’d at least be useful as scenery, as you say. You could build a little beaver dam out of matchsticks or something and fight a riparian battle for control of the entire River System of Watery Death!


      • Perhaps if you get the right models you can have a war of the Devils against the Beavers?! Cry havoc and unleash the beavers of battle!


    • You guys and your smutty comments! I ended up going down a merkin-covered rabbit hole of googling earlier today to see if I could find the origin of “Beaver” used for …things other than large rodents.
      Wow, even *that* sounds quite off!


  3. I have a beaver dam right behind my house – they are everywhere now because no one controls their population with trapping anymore here in Massachusetts. Their lodge is visible from my back window. Ann’s right, remember, these are huge rodents. Your figures are cute though. This is a good investment of two minutes of your time (and possibly an inspiration for a painting challenge…

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    • That sounds really interesting to me (no joke). Can we get some photos sometime and a post about them?
      As for the link… I’ll include that as an Easter Egg on a future model for you – and be sure and wear metal pasties when you go down for those photos! 😡

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      • I would google where to buy “metal pasties” but I imagine the resultant spam and pop ups would melt my devices…

        Seriously if I ever do see more of them than their lodge, I will. Most times all you see is their noses out of the water and a slow wake as they swim and paddle. Not the most photogenic species – at least not while alive. Seen a few roadkill, mostly in the mid spring. One was trying to fell a tree (they chew the trunk in an interesting pattern until its thin as a toothpick in the middle and it falls) right behind the house on the bank but when it saw me it skeedaddled. Add that to their predilection for basically staying under water or hidden in their lodge (which is why they fell trees), and a post gets a bit boring. I’ll email you pics if I get them, though I’m more afraid to get close to the deer ticks carrying Lyme disease in the woods!

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      • So it seems that etsy and eBay are the first things that pop up, so no danger of computer death. I’m sure TIM will do the research for us, though… and those deer ticks sound ..just …greeeat. 😛

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