Once upon a time I bought some monster miniatures in metal for Call of Cthulhu, made by RAFM. For some reason or other, I only ever got around to building and painting two or three of them. Well, I think I know why. They are in really hard metal, have horrible mould lines, and to top it off, the parts do not fit very well. To get them all well and proper, power tools and prodigous amounts of filling (and filing!) are required. Basically a real pain to prepare for painting.
Needless to say, I recently rediscovered them in the ancient box of wonders under the stairs.
Here is the Shoggoth:
“It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train – a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.”
from H.P.Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness. 1936
I put it on a 5×10 cm wooden oval base by Warbases.co.uk.
Those oval bases have proven to be quite the problem solver for several oddly shaped minis I have been wondering how to base.
Those mould lines were so hard I would have had to put it to a grinder to get them off. And that would have ruined the surface details more than some lines do.
Total minis finished so far this month: 12
Total minis finished so far this year: 163