Last year's Battle of the Leviathans was the first installment in a "Predator and Prey" series by Ryan Rubino, and made #2 in my personal Top 9 of 2009 Lego creations.
Well, today I'm glad to say it was not a one-off, for behold part two, Aposematism Ignored, featuring a battle between the noble black widow spider and that most accursed of summer-evening-barbeque-with-the-family-ruining insects, the wasp. No guesses which one I'm rooting for! Die you stripy basalmic-vinegar-loving bastard!!
The level of detail and posing of these models is simply stunning. I mean, how often is a scene so excellently put together that even the arses are a site to behold? (...ok, not counting Russ Meyer's Supervixens, that is)
By way of explanation, in biology "Aposematism" is the strategy of using bright colors or markings to warn other creatures that you are either foul tasting or poisonous. So it's the insect equivalent of Christina Aguilera.
Well done Ryan, this MOC is a true feast for the eyes and I award it a score of infinity Golden Hawkings. Ok, I admit I'm not taking this award system too seriously any more!