Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Monsterpocalypse was my big project for a while, I was under contract with Privateer for a year to complete the project and during that time I sculpted all the monsters and some of the bases for the Empire of the Apes, Lords of Cthul, Planet Eaters, Savage Swarm, Terrasaurs and the Tritons with the exception of the vehicles. I think it was sometime early in '08 I got sent the concept art for Terra Kahn as a test piece and right after finishing him up the concept art started flooding in. This was an amazingly stressful and busy time as I was cranking out something like 6 sculpts a month on the average and some of the designs were requiring details that I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off. I even had to build special tools for some figures like Anglax to get that fish scale effect and once the fig was done I haven't used that tool since.
While I don't feel these guys are my best as I was so rushed it was a crazy trial by fire in creative problem solving which got me thinking it different directions. I had actually done so many figures and their releases had been so drawn out that I had forgotten what I had sculpted, I would see a picture online or down at the game shop and recognize a figure I barely have any recollection of working on. I was pretty surprised to find out that Monpoc is getting optioned for a movie, if I find it surreal seeing product that I have worked on at a game shop I can only imagine what it's going to be like seeing these monsters I worked on stomping around on the big screen.
The pics I chose to show for this are of the last three I did and to my knowledge these have yet to be released to the public. Also, I don't normally post pics of my "greens" so I thought I would do something different.

Empire of the Apes:
Gakura
King Kondo
General Hondo
White Dijan
Airborne Ape
Command Ape
Howitzer Ape
Stealth Ape
Frontline Ape
Rocket Ape

Lords of Cthul:
Cthugrosh
Yasheth
Mogroth
Ulgoth
Ancient Osheron
Meat Slave
Spitter
Squix
Task Master
Corruptor
Snatcher
Cthulabitr
Tanglex

Planet Eaters:
Gorgahadra
Rogzor
Xaxor
Zorog
Vorgax
Belcher
Crawler
Destructomite
Explodohawk
Chomper
Scorcher
Constrictor
Explodomite
Harbinger Comet Shard

Savage Swarm:
Mantacon
Mucustos
Dynastavus
Xixorax
Cliff Hopper
Razor Beetle
Spy Fly
Steel Back Roach
Dire Ant Warrior
Vice Pincher

Terrasaurs:
Armodax
Terra Kahn
Pterodax
Rakadon
Tyrranix
Brontox
Carnidon
Raptix
Spikodon
Bellower
Pteradactix
Spikasaur

Tritons:
Anglax
Krakenoctus
Crustaceor
Leviathron
Steel Shell Crab
Psi Eel

...Whew.

Pictures provided by Privateer Press

5 comments:

  1. I would love to see any other pics you have of these. I am a HUGE Monsterpocalypse fan and was absolutely gutted that these never made it to wide release.

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    1. Sorry, I don't think I ever got a chance to take any. There was a pretty break-neck pace set to get these done and it ended up being quicker to just send the figures up to Seattle so they could see them in person and then send it back to me with corrections.
      But I do still have the original Terrasaur - Spikasaur model that was too big to use and I had to resculpt it. That one is 16mm to it's top and about 15mm long, he sits in a drawer with other failed sculpts like the first two Skorn Extreme Titans.

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  2. That's too bad. Monsterpocalypse was my favourite game of all time, and these sculpts which they teased a few pics of are like torture! What can you tell me about the other sculpts? What was the last big elemental monster like? What about the mole? Did you do more buildings?

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    1. 'm not sure what to say about the other sculpts, I was not an in-hose sculptor at the time so I never got to see any of the other work in production. The only ones that I did that did not go into production were the three posted here. I didn't work on the mole so no inside info there and if I did a building then it's in the list.
      The only other things I can show you is a sculpt I did on my own but was never picked up by PP since Monpoc was ending...

      http://monster-zer0.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-thing-that-should-not-be.html

      And a sketch I did for a proposed Monpoc army called the Privateers, it's the last picture in the post...

      http://monster-zer0.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-used-to-draw.html

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