Monday, July 23, 2012

Mariners Blight Daemon Prince K'thul-hu




Saving the best for last… Here's my rendition of Lovecrafts' Cthulhu; Mariners Blight Daemon Prince K'thul-hu!




After looking through tons of Photos of Cthulhu, I isolated 2 key areas to recreate; the giant octopus face and the rotten carrion like wings. The head came from Reaper Miniatures Eldritch Demon (read "Cthulhu") which for obvious reasons was a perfect fit and the wings were from a Vampire Counts Zombie Dragon for that added Nurgle feel.

I started with a base Nurgle Deamon prince. The Finecast version actually came in handier due to the fact that I had to chop and edit some areas. The thigh areas were re-sculpted to look like MKII & III armor as well as the shoulder pads. The larger shoulder pad was given a raised version of the Blight logo sculpted from green stuff and extra tubing was added around underneath the pads to enhance the look. 

I added a tail from the WFB Manticore Model for that extra Daemon like element and a 3-eyed Kraken icon on the shin guard similar to the standard that is on the Terminators. Finally, like with the rest of the army, the base is from Secret Weapon Miniatures.















Here's some awesome reference pics of the "real" Cthulhu.









20 comments:

  1. That's just awesome mate your green stuff work is outstanding.

    Blitz

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  2. YEEESSS! The center piece for sure. Awesome way to cap off your theme.

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  3. Your sculpting is just plain awesome sauce. "Great work!" just doesn't cover this piece.

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    1. I'm loving your tentacle makers as you can clearly see :)

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  4. Ia! Ia! K'thul-hu Fhtagn!

    Really been looking forward to seeing what you'd do for the Daemon Prince and you did not disappoint! That's really slick, the zombie dragon wings are a nice touch, and all the little detail you've GS'ed on to it looks great.

    Definitely looking forward to seeing it painted up! Great work, man!

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    1. This K'thul-hu isn't dreaming anymore :P

      I got one more Lovecraftian Daemon in store for the final display board.... a least a partial. A few of Dagon's creeping tentacles :)

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  5. Very nice, the detail and Green stuff just really pull the entire model together.

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  6. I love the gs chapter icon on the left shoulder, nicely done. Also, that head fits perfectly with the body...I may have to steal the idea (credit given of course) for my own sons of r'lyeh.

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  7. Again you return to surprise me with a fantastic work, the idea is magnificent and I am charmed with it.

    A greeting.

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  8. Looking wild. You need to get up to Adepticon next year (which ill be at) with this army and challenge the GMM studio scallywaggin army for king of the seas (which I assumed you've seen) - http://www.gmmstudios.com/gallery/alpha/40k/CHAOS/index.php

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  9. This army is shaping up to be freaking amazing! I can hardly wait to see them painted!

    I don't remember whether I already asked that, but will you make some attemtp at tying them into the official 40k background with some fluff? Off the top of my head, I am thinking about a Marine Chapter that drafted its recruits from a world that worshipped a (seeming) aspect of the Emperor called "The Sleeping One" or "The Sleeping Father". It's fun to imagine what happened to that chapter when the recruits' true loyalties surfaced... ;-)

    Anyway, keep up the fantastic work!

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  10. Awesome. It looks great. Now I really want to sculpt a cthulu head for my own Nurgle Daemon prince.

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  13. This is brilliant !!!
    i really like the idea of the 3 eyes octopus logo you did on the kneepad

    i will look up some of your other stuff now

    Cheers

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