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I'm a geek – I admit it. I'm into weird things, I devour sci fi and fantasy books like no bodies business. I average around 4 good 700 or so paged books a week. I love my Horror and Manga and of course I married another geek who's a Gamer. Not a computer Gamer nooooo. I married a traditional Table Top Gamer. The type that started out playing Dungeons and Dragons and evolved. It's a sub culture and like most geek sub cultures they take it rather seriously. I gave it a go – I loved the creation part – the building of worlds, stories and characters, all the parts that appealed to the wanna be writer in me - but the play part didn't do it for me. So as an artist and a wife that wanted to be involved in an important part of her husbands existence, I thought I'd give Miniature Figures a go.
That’s right those 1n half inch lil miniature, people, monsters, dragons, wizards, beasties etc that Gamers do so love to use as characters. I ended up buying a ton of Lead (figures) over the years, but did very little painting lol. A person never actually ends up painting all their figures they just collect more and more lead. Life got in the way for ages and the lead got put away
Anyway I haven't been able to get my head around the art thing for a while, painting and drawing are somewhat blocked at the moment – so I thought I would give the miniatures ago. It's interesting to work so small. It's relaxing and I have to say once you start rather addictive. Here are a few works in progress. Non are finished, but some closer then others.
I'm working on the Mad Priest from my Call of Cthulhu set at the moment and I'm liking the way he is coming along. I'm trying a different style. It's a Horror genre setting so I'm not looking for clean lines and colours, I'm looking for pasty ill looking fellahs who have come in contact with a being whose mere existence sends them stark raving loony.I've gradualy collected a decent array of Call of Cthulhu figures - it's mostly set in the late 1800s early 1900's (or if yer a die hard fan 1920s) so there are some interesting characters to paint - Most going Mad of course but thats what makes it Fun Huh. The game is based on H.P.Lovecrafts short story The Call of Cthulhu and the general Cthulhu Mythos
If you are interseted enough in the story and don't know it but do like clasic Horror then you will find the PDF here - lovecrafthother06cthulhu.pdf , it's a short story. I do so love Cthulhu - I have a couple of Plush Cthulhu toys that Mark bought me for varous Valintine Day Pressies lol and a set of Slippers. lol if you are curious just google Cthulhu Plush and you will see the green little guy and the slippers. See I told you I was a geek and now you all know me way to well.