Great CthulhuQuite a big chunk of news happened to us recently at Fenris Games - we were approached to produce the figures for a kickstarter project being run by none other than Sandy Petersen, the writer of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game (and many other things since). You can see from the kickstarter page that it was a very successful venture, and we hope to collaborate with Sandy and Green Eye Games again in the not-too-distant future. You can also see the range of figures we produced by way of the same links. I should add that I was responsible for only some, not all of the figures in the range, there were simply too many for me to complete alone, so we acquired the services of several other sculptors to help bear the load. The big fella himself shown here though, is one of the pieces I completed for the project. And he's a fairly major one, all things considered :p

Pretty, isn't he?

- meanwhile, the figures below were what started all this off, being the first of quite a few creepy critters that we would come to make, inspired by the writings of that H.P. Sauce Lovecraft bloke - a set of 'Deep Ones' as suggested by the description from a little story of his that I imagine you probably know, The Shadow Over Innsmouth:

"...their predominant colour 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."

- these first ones are perhaps a bit more fishy than necessary, I dunno - quite inspired by these though, I can feel a bit of a range coming on, and no doubt some of the next bunch will include slightly more humanoid versions, and the odd one or two half-transformed human-deep one offspring figures, hmm...

- again, this is work-in-progress stuff, hopefully be able to have a shufty at their flipsides fairly soonish.

...whoops, so much for the 'slightly more humanoid' and 'half-transformed' ones, then, hohum - thought I'd better have a small-fry one this time round so's there's at least one cod-kid in there - and then what the hey, if you're gonna have a little tiddler, you'd better have a big brother to keep an eye on him, hence the Dinichthys of doom holding centre stage.

Well, as you can just about see from these bad photographs, the fish are about ready to fry, all sprued up and ready for the casters to do their damnedest... though when I say all I mean of course most since for now I've ditched the 'small fry' one I was doing - just didn't like it - and the photo doesn't include two of the others either, but only 'cause they stand up on their own and don't need to be sprued, and also because I couldn't manage to get an even half-decent snap of 'em this time 'round;

also also, the big bruiser isn't in there, mainly because he's still being done - but as far as that goes, here's a pic of him at the so-far stage - and he seems to have found a similarly-supersized friend while he's been lurking about in the deepy-depthy-whatnot-world...:

some paint-ups of the fish-folk:

...meanwhile, a Mi-Go:

- and Pickman's Model.

the biggest beast of the bunch, Cod Almighty of the fish-people, it's our old friend Dagon


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