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"Great Gods! I'd rather be A cultist suckled in a creed outworn Could I but see Cthulhu rising from the sea or hear old Dagon blow his wreathed horn." (With apologies to William Wordsworth) A desolate piece of grey coast on a very particular day in November. The hour is right. The signs are right. The stars are right. A pulse of sickly green light, far out to sea. An hour passes, then two. It takes even one of the High Priest's blood a while to ascend from the crushing black depths. Then, a boiling. A bubbling and a heaving of the waters. With a great splash, vast flabby webbed wings break the surface, followed by a most awful head. Brine cascades off its greasy hide in waterfalls as more and yet more of its colossal bulk emerges. So, now. The summons worked. But did the binding? Foam churns around its loathsome feet as it strides up to the shore. (Cultist is played by 59039, Deadlands Noir Occult Detective.) The Nolzur's Star Spawn is one heck of a chunk of model! Very good detail; good placement of clear water and primed plastic. Some places were NOT EASY TO REACH, but it turns out those wings pop right out of their sockets if you bend and wiggle them a bit. Found that out by accident. They pop back in pretty easily, too, so that helps a lot. Water is mostly GW blue and green contrasts mixed together. Takes a lot of time brushing back and forth before it adheres properly to the translucent plastic. A drybrushing with ivory white gets the foam caps. Skin is mostly a base coat of AP Disgusting Slime graded with darker greens. Irregular rings of Reaper Ancient Oak and Reaper (sample internal-organ pink) provide some contrast; there's a lot of canvas and it needs variety. Decided to make my other Reaper spawns match the scheme. Eldritch demon, 77113, and Darkspawn Minion, 03438b. Alternate summoning: And an as-yet-unpainted Great Cthulhu piggy bank that is about the right scale for the O.G. G. O. O. Towering over the horizon, blotting out the sun--classic Cthulhu stuff.