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Offline Hobby Services

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Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« on: August 27, 2017, 09:58:41 PM »
Continuing the Mythos painting spree, here's the Gug from Reaper:











Stands about 2" tall, which is still seems small compared to Lovecraft's description.  The mouth's wrong too, vertical is fine but the things do have an actual head not just a maw in the torso.  Arguably not furry enough either.  The Gug's one of the few Mythos critters with much of a detailed description, so this feels like a wasted opportunity to meet his vision.  The old Grenadier version was closer to Lovecraft. 

The thing's far enough off that I ignored the text myself and just painted it to taste.

OTOH, it's a nicely executed design and makes a dandy alien or dungeon critter.

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »

Great brushwork, CONGRATULATIONS! :-*
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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 05:07:17 AM »
That GUG showed up today at my place.   He looks even better 'in the acrylic' than in the photograph.  Nice work, and a good addition to my collection. 
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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
Thanks!  Need to finish up the Dark Young from the set, it's sitting here waiting for a little more paint.

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 12:22:05 AM »
I love your painting, but HATE that sculpt.   :'( :?
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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 10:23:52 PM »
Yeah, it's pretty much crap when it comes to matching the description in the book.  It's like the sculptor didn't even read the source material.  RAFM's much older sculpt is closer, although still out of scale and nowhere near as bulky as I'd imagined it - but it's also more than three times as expensive.

Offline tomcat51

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 09:24:48 PM »
Its mouth reminds me of something, but I just can't put my finger in on what it is...
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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 10:30:11 PM »
Its mouth reminds me of something, but I just can't put my finger in on what it is...

Just be careful what you put in there  :o lol
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 11:36:31 PM »
Just be careful what you put in there  :o lol

I'm sure he'll be fine as long as he uses appropriate protection.  Never ran into one with teeth, though.

Offline tomcat51

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Re: Reaper Bones Gug painted up
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 12:01:09 PM »
I'm sure he'll be fine as long as he uses appropriate protection.  Never ran into one with teeth, though.


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