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I sculpted Kittythulhu for a friend's birthday in 2008 and actually documented the process for a change.  Unfortunately, I didn't think about actually doing anything with the pictures until pretty late in the process so the early ones I used are not great quality.  Thought I would share though as Kittythulhu was the first fig I sculpted from scratch.

 

First the progression:

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Next the final before and after painting.

 

Finished without paint, note that the skulls are from Reaper (that and the base being the only parts I didn't sculpt):


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Next finished product after painting. Gave her away as a birthday gift soon after and used the photos along with silly captions to tell the tail of a cult finding Kittythulhu's tomb and the steps to resurrect her so she could destroy the world with rampant kawaii consumerism as the puny mortals are driven mad by cute, garish merchandise. Added a cup, shirt, and birthday card from cafe press to the package for quite possibly the best received gift I have ever given anyone.

 

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In between stages of sculpting Kittythulhu, I kept myself from boredom sculpting the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Unfortunately, I only took pictures of the final product after painting but all the noodles are brass rod bent to shape with the eyestalks and the meatballs being sculpted from green stuff.

 


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I smell KickStarter here! :D

 

Seriously, you should create a line of "these sort of thing" meme sculpts. Yes, if you don't have business experience, team up with a company who has. Impact! Miniatures has run several unusual miniatures KickStarter, and I know there was some Cthulhu football team miniature KS several months ago...

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I smell KickStarter here! :D

 

Seriously, you should create a line of "these sort of thing" meme sculpts. Yes, if you don't have business experience, team up with a company who has. Impact! Miniatures has run several unusual miniatures KickStarter, and I know there was some Cthulhu football team miniature KS several months ago...

 

Well, I think Kittythulhu is a pretty clear case of parody fair use but I'ld be nervous producing something like her commercially cause corporations have very little sense of humor. Besides she was a birthday present, I wouldn't want to violate her certification as an ultra rare limited edition of 1. :ph34r:

 

Flying Spaghetti Monster would be pretty hard to produce as more than a one off I think as I don't really see how you would mold that.

 

And while I do occasionally put an Invisible Pink Unicorn on the table, the other players keep insisting that its just an empty base so I can't really see that one selling well. ^_^

 

Mostly I do conversion stuff rather than full sculpts but if I ever come up with something reproducible by casting, of interest to the masses, and that won't get legions of IP lawyers harassing me I might consider doing something like that. Thanks for the thought though!

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And while I do occasionally put an Invisible Pink Unicorn on the table, the other players keep insisting that its just an empty base so I can't really see that one selling well. ^_^

 

 

haha, that's awesome :lol:

 

I love your Kittythulhu ^_^

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And while I do occasionally put an Invisible Pink Unicorn on the table, the other players keep insisting that its just an empty base so I can't really see that one selling well. ^_^

 

 

haha, that's awesome :lol:

 

I love your Kittythulhu ^_^

Thanks!

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speaking of invisible pink unicorns, you should see Reaper's Invisible Stalker mini......................... :ph34r:

 

Awesome work on both those, I busted up laughing when I first came across this post. I hope your friend enjoys a truly unique gift.

 

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Very nice!

You did a great job getting smooth and regular volumes on the Kittythulhu. That's often hard to do.

I also like how the mesh texture worked out on the webbing of the wings.

And nice solution for the back of the shirt. It's a challenge to design clothing for humanoids with extra limbs -- be they wings or tails (from my experience sculpting pants and armor for some of Reaper's hellborn figures).

 

The flying spaghetti monster is also cute and clever and quite creepy.

 

Well done!

 

Derek

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Awesome work on both those, I busted up laughing when I first came across this post. I hope your friend enjoys a truly unique gift.

 

RM

Thanks, she was quite pleased with it actually. Definitely fit both our senses of humor.

 

Very nice!

You did a great job getting smooth and regular volumes on the Kittythulhu. That's often hard to do.

I also like how the mesh texture worked out on the webbing of the wings.

And nice solution for the back of the shirt. It's a challenge to design clothing for humanoids with extra limbs -- be they wings or tails (from my experience sculpting pants and armor for some of Reaper's hellborn figures).

 

The flying spaghetti monster is also cute and clever and quite creepy.

 

Well done!

 

Derek

Thanks for the praise! The mesh texture was accidental from trying to make sure that the green stuff on either side had contacted. I liked the effect so I left it intact. Great way to get a sorta scaly, odd skin texture. The shirt design took some head scratching. I was initially going to go with a scoop back but thought that looked like it would fall off the shoulders when Kitty flew so I went with the 'window'. Granted worrying about the realism of shirt design for wings is probably overkill about the time you add the words 'for wings' to the phrase...

 

FSM may yet make an appearance as an encounter in a game. Heck, it's no stranger than lots of the aberrations from D&D.

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Great stuff.

 

Now pass me the Bolognese Sauce while I  "examine " the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Ok but he's been hanging out with my converted daemon princes learning the ways of Chaos so he might be spiced a bit differently than you are expecting...
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