Saturday, September 1, 2012

"The Thing that should not be..."









Here is something for you Monpoc fans, a proposed figure that was never used for the Lords of Cthul faction. Much like the, "Extreme," sculpts I did; as in: "I'm inspired to sculpt something on my own," this guy was sculpted after I had done all the figs for the faction. My understanding was that even though PP liked it there was no current place for it so it has been sitting around my works space for a couple of years now. I've got far too many things like this half finished and floating around but I thought I would post this guy to see how or if people would react to it.
I changed the overall design and instead of a fat gut and larger lower body I made him look emaciated, switching the mass to his brain. I remember watching the movie "The Time Machine," ('02 version,) and really liking Jeremy Irons character. The idea of a brain growing down the back really appealed to me and I decided to make that the central focus of the sculpt. His hands and feet are all webbed and three fingered/toed keeping the aesthetics from the other figures in the line but I made them more wiry and lean as if all it's body's nutrients are going straight to the grey matter.  I also had him squatting like a toad from the bulk of his brain and added a fifth eye. A third eye wouldn't seem that impressive since there is already Cthul who have 4 so five makes it just that much better... Right? He is about the same size as guys like Yasheth or Cthugrosh but only because of his vertebrae. 
The general idea is that he was a psychic attacker/defender. Maybe causing madness in the opposing forces by flooding their fleshy minds with disturbing nightmares or images of other realms. Anyway, hope you enjoy a bit of what might have been; cortex and tentacles.

7 comments:

  1. Really like the fig, TBH I like him more than a lot of the troll sculpts of yours I have seen, perhaps because it has more of "your" style in it rather then the studios style.

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  2. I really like it! It's too bad that game died in my area due to the marketing gimmick. It really was a fun game with some great sculpts.

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    1. Thank you, I don't get out much so I have no idea what the overall reception was of the game but when I do I have seen a lot of the booster packs in the discount bin so I assume the momentum has died down. If the movie gets made maybe there will be a resurgence?

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    2. I hope so. I don't know about the world as a whole but the shipping delays and the blind purcchase "magic the gathering" scheme just didn't work here. The game is amazingly fun. I bought tons of stuff off those discount racks you mentioned so I now play when I didn't before.

      If they make a movie I hope you come back to do some of the sculpting. This guy is a perfect start.

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  3. I love the sculpt, very brainy and unique looking. I know some gamers might complain about why would a creature have exposed brain material as that's a weakness. But heck it's an alien or whatever who knows how it's biology functions, maybe it regrows instantly or is protected by force psychic fields.

    Awesome sculpt, I love MonPoc but there just doesn't seem to be much local interest. It's sad as it's a great game that doesn't need a huge investment in models.

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  4. YES PLEASE. This is utterly fantastic. Thank you for sharing it!

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