This little guy was completely made in 3DS-Max5.1
I had several reference pictures of scorpions when I started modelling and noticed, that there are actually some Scorpions with only 6 instead of 8
legs. I think I finally made a compromise and chose to give him 6 legs and those little "arms" in front of his optical system.
The Metal-Shell is made of a procedural metal using very fine bump-, specular- and environmentmaps.
Polycount (smoothed): 1.3 million, rendertime: appr. 1 hour (1 Ghz, 256 MB
RAM), modellingtime: 5-6 evenings.