Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Noodly appendages

The Cult of the Octopus God
15 mm

A couple of Khurasan's Eldritch horror minis. Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu" refers to a swamp cult worshiping Cthulhu, so I'm giving these guys some bases featuring rotty tree roots and stagnant water:

"Ugly roots and malignant hanging nooses of Spanish moss beset them, and now and then a pile of dank stones or fragment of a rotting wall intensified by its hint of morbid habitation a depression which every malformed tree and every fungous islet combined to create."

Are their tentacled faces just crudely crafted masks... or hideous fleshy mutations resulting from some ghastly dark ritual?

And yes, I made them a Cthulhu idol to worship. Who's a cute little Elder God?

At 6mm high, not the smallest thing I've ever sculpted, but most of the others were just pouches.


  1. Spanish moss ? lol I can't recall it called "spanish moss" in the spanish translation for his writings :D

    Got his complete works, might check it sooner or later...

    BTW that idol is crazy awesome!

    It might not be the paradigm of detail, but hate those over deatailed sculpts for pieces intending to be furniture and props for minis.

    Love that kind of abstract feeling to it and I assume those holes are not eyes making it even more disturbing.

    I'm guessing how will you paint it ? I meant the texture... will it be made of wood, stone, metal, clay... or maybe something even weirder ? ;)

    Really looking forward this set of minis finished.


  2. This is shaping up so great. Gotta echo Javi with the "crazy awesome" of that idol.

    Next question... is there Spanish moss in Spain? Hmmm...

    What in the world(s) is the guy on the right holding?!

  3. Mike: it's a rifle. Some of these guys are armed with tridents, some have rifles.

    This piece is currently in progress; I'll post it again when it is worth looking at... I have been fussing with leaf litter which is hard to produce in-scale :O I actually ground Italian seasoning with a mortar and pestle to try and make it finer :P


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