As the year is blindly lumbering towards the cliff edge known as New Years Day, I thought I’d do an update about what is stirring the mancave.
Due to a random series of events I have a bronze Cthulhu filling up space in the cellar so I’ve dropped the price by £10 to try and shift it… I mean pass onto a new owner before Christmas. I may even keep the price at that point after Christmas, who knows.
Now available in Castings of Cthulhu. Remember, each Cthulhu comes with a 100% guarantee of not being eaten by a great old one* or your money back.
*This offer doesn’t cover being devoured by Byatis, Hziulquoigmnzhah, Yig or Chaugnar Faugn.
After all the “making of” stuff, its time for one final post about Derek. the book was debuted at Thought Bubble and is now available via Great Beast Comics as either a printed version or a digital download (for only 69p) and I should point out that page 42 is the finest part of it.
Apart from page 42, the rest of it is pretty cool as well (just not as good as page 42) so I’d recommend picking it up, but just remember… PAGE 42. I’ll even sign it if you want.
No really, I’d be happy to.
PLEASE LET ME SIGN IT!
Oh and it came with a badge which was pretty cool.
OK, enough massaging my ego, it’s just its been a while since I’ve had my name in print that wasn’t a restraining order.
After several hours fun with a trial pack of rebound 25 and the Oliver Stone film JFK the other weekend, I now have a working mould of Odin and I’m currently casting as quick as I can, which is about one a day.
I actually piled the rubber on a bit too thick for the mould so its hard to get out, hopefully it will get easier with practice but its a pretty tough mould so should last for many mouldings. I also remoulded Thor so I’ve got a backup for the day the original mould gives up. I’m pleased with the way Odin has come out in the end and I’ll get some better shots up once it’s the weekend.
Freyja is coming on. A few nights ago I realised it was 2am and I was working away in my own little world which suggests that I was enjoying it. I felt like death the next day but fortunately it was a Saturday and was going to see Catching Fire, so I got to sit in a dark room for 2 1/2 hours.
I’ve started from the top, heading down towards her feet and I’m working on her hands at the moment. Once everything is in place around her I’ll work on the feathered cloak last. The hands are proving tricky but its rewarding to see them slowly shape into something recognisable.
Looking back I realised it’s just over two years since I dug out my old block of hard, crumbly super sculpey and started on Jezail after such a long period of not sculpting and in that time I think I’ve improved a lot. There’s still plenty of room to improve but I’m eager to see what comes next.
Probably page 43…
(It’s not as good as page 42 though.)