Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Say it ain't so, kid!

Khurasan Miniatures has had to close shop temporarily while the owner deals with some kind of personal issue. As seen on other, more popular blogs, he has many fans who are slightly despondent about this - Khurasan is all about quality and service, and is easily one of the most creative ranges out there, in any scale! (see below...)

And of course there's the person behind the company name, who obviously is having something serious going on, usually these are not pleasant situations :(

I'll leave you with a reminder why I love this little outfit so much:

Who else makes figures of a monster from a notoriously bad 50' B-movie about an alien in a gorilla suit/diving helmet?

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.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Robot Detective

28 mm

Another one of my recent Doctor Who purchases... Not much to look at yet, admittedly.

The Robots of Death is a classic Doctor Who serial from the Tom Baker era. Aboard a giant mobile mining vehicle largely staffed by humanoid robots, the Doctor and Leela have to solve a mystery - who is murdering the crew one by one?

D-84 is an intelligent detective, disguised as a "Dumb" class labour robot, put on board to protect the crew from the murderer. Eventually he sacrifices himself to save the doctor and remaining crew members.