Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rafm Cold Ones

Now for something completely different.

Every now and again the "Nerd Centre" as the kids call it needs a clear out and re-organising, in one of the various storage boxes I stumbled across these a long forgotten project to recreate some of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Universe in miniature, it never got off the ground but these and some fishmen got thrown in a box based and undercoated never to grace the battlefield. 

Until now......


Not really sure when they will appear on the table.
But the pulp project is getting ever closer.


I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible."

(H.P.Lovecraft - "The Shadow Over Innsmouth")

6 comments:

  1. I like those Stuart, good work!

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  2. These figures Stuart - tend to remind me of the early 1960's STAR TREK - 'Gorn'....he was a bit more greenish - more reptilian than froggish. KEV.

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    1. Thanks Kev, just spent the past 30 minutes reading up on Gorn on the web.... The internet can drive you mad some times :-)
      All the best
      Stu

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  3. They are quite spooky and I like the fact that they are holding human weapons - and a book! I could see them working well in a pulp game, on the lost island of horrors or whatever. Have you seen the new line of Cthulu figures by Bob Murch of Pulp Figures? I am sure that your chaps could use some company.

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    1. I have Michael.
      Now the paint table is building up again - Curses.... :-)

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