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Offline Uncle Mike

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The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« on: February 01, 2014, 03:42:41 AM »
Welcome, friends and supplicants, to the Lovecraftian Painting Circle (LPC)!



In the tradition of this esteemed site, another painting club has awoken to tantalize and titillate. The Professor has decreed it and who am I to defy him? The Lovecraftian Painting Circle starts today! The stars have come right and the words have been said; all that is needed is for some keen cultists to put brush to model and shock the world with frightful effigies and colours from space! But there shall be only 100 and then the stars revolve and the chance will be gone! Don't displease your gods: ancient, monstrous and foul...get painting!

Being in specific, an attempted categorization of the various creatures associated with the Mythos of Howard Philips Lovecraft and other authors in his circle. Participants will provide photographic evidence of a creature, be it squamous, plastic or rubbery and are encouraged to use supporting text for clarification.

Every member of this forum is invited to post photos of his/her painted miniatures here. As soon as we reach that one hundredth figure, the club accepts no new members. The dimensional gateway to freshly painted mythos monsters will close.

Some simple rules for this:
  As mentioned above, its about painting miniatures. Miniature monsters, fiends, squamous alien beings...whatever. But the theme is all about the creatures.  If you are not familiar with the scope, browse through a few board pages or have a read of a story from Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen, Howard and a countless number more (The mythos is ever growing...  ;D) and I think you'll get the idea. If that doesn't help, ask.
 Only one miniature base each day. We will accept multiple miniatures on each base. This is to allow for entries like multiple groping tentacles, a ghoul feasting on his prey...a frightened cultist for scale. But please, no unit displays and no single heroes or investigators. Eldritch beasts, that's the way.
  Once entered, you dont have to post every day. Its perfectly sufficient to post just one single miniature at all in order to take part and to become a member of the Lovecraftian Painting Circle. Feel free to show the uninitiated how clever you are by backing up you model and painting choices with excerpts from mythos stories.   8)
  This is not about showing your collection of already painted stuff, so please do post only newly painted miniatures. Were not in a hurry, so take your time.
 All scales are, as always, a go.

That's it! Get painting!

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 11:45:17 PM by Uncle Mike »

Offline Uncle Mike

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 03:48:27 AM »
LPC 1: Deep One

They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed...They were blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth, by H.P.L


« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 05:27:42 AM by Uncle Mike »

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 03:50:28 AM »
Nice painting :-* A fine start 8)
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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 03:51:27 AM »
That was fast...you must be up late painting eldritch beasties?

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 03:58:01 AM »
That was fast...you must be up late painting eldritch beasties?

Wandering the deeply shaded vales of the Southern Tablelands ,picking up oddly shaped flints,that sort of thing. Just noticed three incised markings about three feet off the ground,very odd,children probably... ;)


Edit: just put together my creature...
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 04:10:23 AM by Blackwolf »

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 04:21:28 AM »
That is one of my current favorite Deep Ones.  I have several I plan on using for Strange Aeons.  This is painted very nicely. 
<img src=leadadventureforum.com/gallery/16/1338_04_02_14_4_41_04_1.jpg>

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 04:52:41 AM »
Thanks. Yeah, this is a great figure...Reaper Miniatures. Not sure about the name of the pack...but you get two. Great fun to paint and (even though I sell Fishmen for a living... :o ???) also one of my favorite sculpts. When you read the text it really is a bang-on sculpt.
On a personal note: Lovecraftian creatures was what got me into painting and converting those many, many years ago. - Sniffle - There are a great number of talented sculptors out there in mini-land who, over the years, have helped to flesh out this confusing and frightening genre. Solidifying the hinted at half descriptions from those musty old stories into hideous form. And then the painters, upon finding a model that somehow calls to them...paint me...paint me...it is a beautiful, cosmically aligned part of the mythos. Ever expanding...through space...through time...Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!!!

I'll be re-visiting some of my old favorites and painting some new stuff from my work bench. You guys better get going I've got a lot of stuff!!!  lol

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 06:44:14 AM »
LPC 2: Dimensional Shambler

By strange coincidence, just finished up this Dimensional Shambler tonight.  It had been sitting around half painted for years, but I finally found myself inspired to finish it off, before I even found out Mike was hosting this little club.  Handy timing for me!  There's really very little source material for these beasties in the mythos.  Lovecraft's only reference:

Shuffling toward him in the darkness was the gigantic, blasphemous form of a black thing not wholly ape and not wholly insect. Its hide hung loosely upon its frame, and its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its fore paws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity despite its utter lack of facial expression. After the screams and the final coming of darkness it leaped, and in a moment had Jones pinned to the floor. There was no struggle, for the watcher had fainted.
- The Horror in the Museum, by H.P. Lovecraft & Hazel Heald

I thought I was taking some liberties with the inner 'glow', but it turns out that's an exact match for Clark Ashton Smith's description in "The Hunters from Beyond".  Coincidence?


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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 01:06:32 PM »
Lovely start guys.  :D

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 01:27:07 PM »
Lovely start guys.  :D

Sure is!
 :-*

I am sure that I have something that I could paint up for this.....


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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2014, 01:28:12 PM »
Alright, alright, I'll dig out my paints! lol They've been firmly stashed away since the latest house move. Let's see if I can find some minis for Linear Predictive Coding...

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 01:35:01 PM »
You evil things you, there's no way I can resist having a crack as this, even if I have to sculpt my own model to do it!

What a stunning start though, it's going to be tough to maintain that level.
'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 02:54:42 PM »
Lovely, lovely, chaps! Had exactly this Dimensional Shambler in mind for this show and picked him up from the pile this morning when shortly afterwards he appeared here. Strange and mysterious things are going on here, me thinks ... Just choose something else to paint, wondering if it will endure till finish ... ;D

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 03:12:46 PM »
This is great! I was just saying to Paul (Mason) that I'd put a figure aside for this club.

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Re: The Lovecraftian Painting Circle! (LPC)
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 04:11:33 PM »
You mean I have to paint something from the lead horde??? What is this forum coming to!

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