Saturday, November 23, 2019

Harry Cryptid

Bigfoot
28mm scale*



Bigfoot, or the sasquatch, is one of the best-known North American "cryptids" or animals that are claimed but not proven to exist.  Almost everyone has probably seen the classic photo, which is a still from the "Patterson-Gimlin film" supposedly showing a large ape-like bipedal creature walking along a river gorge.

Totally not a guy in a rented gorilla suit.

The creature is an American icon, appearing in countless media and with statues showing up in countless parks, businesses, and tourist attractions. It's even made forays into politics.  As for whether it truly exists or not, according to well-known primatologist Jane Goodall, "maybe they don't exist, but I want them to"... which is good enough for me.

"They told me you were all right, Jane."

This Bears Head Miniatures figure is a great version, nicely combining the loping gait of the classic imagery with a slightly more human-like "Harry and the Hendersons" style face and hands. 

(* At 55mm tall, its scale may depend on exactly how BIG you think Bigfoot should be...)

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic work. By the way, he almost looks like Worf from Star Trek The Next Generation.

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    1. Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing 😁.

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    2. "Sir, I protest! I am NOT a 'merry man'!"

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  2. Quite a stunning model, but it's the base that makes it shine imho.
    Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks! I actually spent more time on the base than the figure :)

      I'm really trying to get better at nature bases but I think I'll have to get some grass tufts and other varied materials to really bump them up a notch in terms of realism.

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  3. Nice work I love the skin on the face

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    1. Thanks! I really like how his (?) face is sculpted... not just an animal, I was able to put intelligence in his eyes.

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