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05 July 2017

Spawn of Cthulhu - Chip off the old block

This is a post to showcase my son's recent painting! :) I'll be posting more of his stuff as I remember to take pics.

At 12, it seems that the coolest stuff apparently needs to involve poo and farts and rot and zombies and horror influences. This meant by son was overjoyed when he received this Reaper Miniatures Eldritch Demon as he is also a firm fan of the images of the Great Cthulhu.

I'm lucky in that we are able to paint standing side-by-side at my tall painting station, which makes for some really good bonding time. In two good sessions, the young man churned this tentacled beastie out with an ample usage of washes over a base-coat and swift dry-brush. This mini is quite large as well, about twice the size of a "human-sized" 28mm fig, so I was rather impressed when he declared it done. (I think I will be borrowing it to represent something nasty in one of my future roleplay sessions.

Hope you like. :)





20 comments:

  1. oh, one of my the best mythology!
    Excellent monster!

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  2. Good to hear about the joint enterprise.

    Nice deep one.

    Which has to be an oxymoron.

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  3. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn! Lovely work, man - I really dig ol' tentacle-face. Good stuff!

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  4. Great looking mythical monster, lovely finish too.
    Best Iain

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  5. Looks great and now you get to nick it for games! ;0)

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    1. Yes I most certainly do, along with his other stuff that he's recently painted.

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  6. Nice. I'm beginning to despair that my son will ever paint with me again. I've been trying to get him interested and he doesn't seem enthused. I came across a post where we painted together. 3 years ago. :(

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  7. That's great! I hope my boys want to share in the hobby someday.

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    1. I hope so too mate. It's a great feeling to impart my limited hobby wisdom and seeing him respond enthusiastically in kind.

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  8. There are some lovely variations in Papa Cthulhu's hide. I wish I could have painted that well when I was 12. Well, your son has a talented teacher! Looking forward to more pics.

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    1. Thanks for saying so mate.

      I'll be sure to post some more!

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  9. Very nice! As Matthew said above, I was much older than twelve when my painting reached that level.

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    1. Thanks Ed. He really enjoys painting and I think he'll be quite the artiste should he continue how he's headed.

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