Sunday, January 25, 2015

'Myth' from JamesR - 'Cthulhu Mythos'

I figured the imagination of HP Lovecraft was no less Mythy, than a bunch of Greek gods, so I painted some Cthulhu Mythos minis.

Here's a group shot.

Here's a rear shot of the group.

Here's a "Hound of Tindalos" from FFG's Mansions of Madness board game.  He's human size.  Invented by Frank Belknap Long, hounds are immortal creatures that live in the angles of time.  They may materialize into our world through sharp angles to drain the fluids out of humans.  I keep mine in a round cage, because I like my fluid on my insides. 

Here's a "Mi-go" Here's a  from FFG's Mansions of Madness board game.   It's somewhat larger than a human model.  Invented by Mr. Lovecraft, Mi-go are some sort of bat winged fungoid crustecean that are a war with the Elder gods.  For some reason the fly from Pluto and steal our brains.  They don't eat them, but instead keep them in containers, like portable hard drives.

These are not really Lovecraft minis.  The eleven spider looking things are actually monsters from FFG's Doom game, but I'm pretending they are servitors of the spider god, Atlach-Nacha, the Spinner of Darkness.  I think the fish guy is a Mage Knight Sahugin, who I think make a fairly decent Deep One.

This is a Shoggoth.    Another invention of Mr. Lovecraft, Shoggoth are semi-conscious amorphous shape changing blobs, covered in eyes.  No longer slaves to their creators, the Elder Things, they like to squish albino penguins.

Lastly, is a Cthonian.  Cthonian's are underground worm creatures invented by Brian Lumley.  Cthonians much like witches, are killed by water.  I used varnish to make his tentacles look slimy.


  1. Superbly sanity-blasting stuff there; well done, that man!

    Now just let me prepare a suitable coda - "By the time you read this, I will be no more... Already I hear them advancing across the blog's pages... n'gai, n'gai, the Black Goat of the Woods With A Thousand Young...!"

  2. These are brilliantly painted, they gave me the goose bumps all over, well done!

  3. This is seriously epic. I love this entry! Well done sir.

  4. What an amazing group of wonderful weird creatures - love the colours too!

  5. Colorful cthullu! Really nice work! The shaggoth is really gruesome looking!