I’m on a roll now, two projects written up and a new one today. Its like a really bad Christmas. Next up is a project that I loved working on because it was quite different from anything I’d done up until now. This is a Fleshy Cthulhu statue based on a design by one of the chaps I met while visiting Bristol to drop off the Gavin army. His blog is called Fleshy Friends and has some insane designs.
Fleshy Cthulhu lives
There are those who don’t like cute Cthulhu items (me being one) and I have to agree that theres a lot of chaff out there which has a cute face and a few tentacles. What I love about the Fleshy Friends designs is that they look like something out of a David Cronenberg film. This Cthulhu design looks like it should be cute but isn’t and i wouldn’t want to cuddle it. A bit like naked cats, very unheimlich.
Working with the design, I first sculpted the body and tentacles as two seperate pieces to make the casting stage easier.
Checking they fit correctly when roughly held together.
Then with an updated design, I added a base.
I also had to tweak the mouth area a little.
Baked and primed, he was now ready for casting. The bit in the chest was for the jewel to be pixed in place once cast and painted.
Theres a video on my Facebook page of me pouring the silicone but this is the end result. Two slabs of silicone.
I hate cutting moulds. It seems like you spend all this time and money only to slice the damn thing up.
They came out ok though when the resin was poured.
Clones of Cthulhu.
Then a few more got cast and painted.
The blue jewel in the chest is a clear plastic gem that is sprayed with a paint that is for stained glass. Its the same paint I used to colour the engines on my Galactica kit.
And they’re now available in my Etsy shop.