Today I'm very happy to show you the final shots of a projects that took me 6 months to complete...
Beginning of 2006, I saw that two superb Cthulhu figures were to be released :
- one exclusive for the launch of Horrorclix by Wizkids : http://www.wizkidsgames.com/wk_article.asp?cid=40709 The work began on the body : it was covered with algae and other sea things, it was a bit too much so I rescuplted the plates with green stuff to get rid of them. I used a CD as base, and glued the body parts. I added spikes on the fins from the arms to make these more agressive. I added a central row of spikes on the head, then replaced the original claws by bigger claws from tyranids (2 bigs, 1 medium and 1 small for each hand). I cut the original mouth and placed the tentacles on the head, easily done, then I added suckers with green stuff. I cut the horns with the attached fins from the water dragon head and I placed these at the back of the head, giving a majectic look, like a crown. I cut the dragon's jaw and attached it behind the tentacles, along with tyranid mandibles I had in my bits box. I added 2 talons on the tail so it can be used as weapon. I had kept the original claws from the hands so I used them to add spikes on the legs. I made spikes in the legs'fins with green stuff. The final Idea I had was to add a second pair of eyes to the head, done also with GS.
Finished model is 25 cm high and 22 cm long.
So I did it and I'm very happy cause these kind of projects have a way of fizzling out before they are finished. I hope you'll enjoy my hommage to the great Cthulhu and that you'll find it worthy of the work I've put into...
If you have any question, feel free to ask !
All pictures are in the gallery : http://hellric.over-blog.com/album-236544.html
- another from Sota Toys, Nightmares of Cthulhu line : http://www.sotatoys.com/prod_lovecraft.htm
So I told myself : "This is gonna be the Cthulhu year, probably that the stars are right : I need those absolutely, but how about designing one myself" ? I had done many miniatures conversions of demons & tyranids, but not such a big project. I searched on Google for many concepts and images of Cthulhu to know how I would represent Him. I definitely wanted it to be dynamic and menacing, not with a big belly like he's often shown. I also wanted to add horns, as this is not often seen on Cthulhus. So it's an different approach of what you can usually see, that was my objective to make an original view of this monstrous entity.
So I knew what I wanted, I had to look for parts to do the job. I wanted it to be really big on a tabletop, so I had to look in the action figure range. I needed parts that evoke sea creatures, and I finally found a sea creature in the Spawn range : http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1553
I had also the Water Dragon 3 from Spawn, and his wings were perfect for the purpose, so I decided to sacrifice him to my cause :) This would also provide me the horns... http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2865
For the tentacles I choose a creature from Stan Winston Creatures... Then, I went to Ebay to find all these marvels and I managed to get all in a few weeks.
The model needed then to be painted, so I did it with motivation, in less than 3 weeks. Paints & inks are from Games Workshop range, the paint scheme is based on my last tyranid creatures, because Cthulhu gave his name to my Hive Fleet...