Paul, great to have you join. I admit A Bug's Life was also the first thing I thought when I saw your kit choice. It would be fun to try to capture the cartoon character from the movie if you decide that insect realism is too daunting at that scale, just a fun suggestion.
Harv, I am also at about the same point as you. The bear's head is now on the body and I've detailed her jaws and mouth and also started on the relatively arduous process of filling the seams around the neck and belly, doubly difficult to hide compared to the horse that I did previously because of the engraved fur coat. I will take a quick progress shot soon, maybe tonight.
I will get back to it in a big way once I finish up a couple other campaign entrys that are almost done as I found a new source of motivation this weekend. My girlfriend and I were hiking in the Shenandoah National Park last weekend and we came across two young black bears foraging for food near the trail on one of our hikes. It was an incredible (but short-lived) experience before they turned around and disappeared back into the brush. I consider myself lucky for the experience considering how few people get to see bears during their National Park visits. Luckily there was no mother around though, we were only about 30 yards away from each other before bear and human realized each others presence.