The Ghoul Warlock

Another Ghoul, although unrelated to the previous goon squad. This one is from the RAFM Call of Cthulhu kickstarter.

 

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The Ghoul Warlock was one of the unlocked stretch goals. He (obviously a he, what with the full frontal nudity and all) has an overlarge monster mouth, great big goat ears and cloven hooves.

So here he is in an animated pose, I imagine he is riling his troops, throwing a spell or maybe a tantrum.

 

Ghoul Warlock

RAFM co.

the Call of Cthulhu 7th ed line

Metal

30mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 25

Painted so far this year: 321

 

RAFM Dimensional Being

RAFM, the venerable Canadian miniatures company who amongst other things are known for their long-running selection of Call of Cthulhu miniatures, had a kickstarter for a reinvigorated line of Call of Cthulhu miniatures some time ago.

The KS did rather well, but RAFM ended up loosing a fortune due to selling the minis in the KS too cheaply and charging far too little for shipping, coupled with delays, currency rates dropping and getting screwed by both a sculptor and a resin supplier. I feel bad for them, they seem to be struggling, and reportedly have taken over 10.000 dollars in loss and have run out of money, needing to fund any remaining fulfilment out of ongoing sales revenue. And the market for their minis seems to be down. This is not the only KS they have had, and at least one other is also seriously delayed.

Luckily for me, I got my pledge reward a while ago. Great minis in a very hard alloy, plus some big resin monsters. Both thumbs up for the minis!

I prepped some of them, and here is the first I have finished:

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Dimensional Being

RAFM

Call of Cthulhu series

Metal

30mm base

 

 

Painted so far this month: 6

Painted so far this year: 277

 

The Ancient Shoggoth

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:

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“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

 

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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.

 

 

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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