Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Work in Progress - Reaper Bones Cthulhu

In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
I recently built the Reaper Bones Cthulhu that I got as a birthday gift from my housemate last year - once I'd assembled it and spray-undercoated it, I couldn't help but take the glamour shot above! My housemate has recently gotten into figure painting and has a piratical RPG planned for later in the year, so I grabbed one of the ships I'd assembled for him to use in the picture. 
Here's the beast once assembled - it's a massive figure! Note the Studio Miniatures plastic zombie for scale and the scenic piece from the base the figure comes with. I prefer to use proper bases with my Bones figures and purchased a 120mm lipped base for the figure when I received it as a gift, so the integral base was spare - I chopped out the chunk of masonry Cthulhu was originally standing on and then mounted that on a lasercut MDF base to act as an objective marker - more on that in another post.
Assembly was overall easy with the figure - most gaps were covered by standard assembly but I did use a boatload of Liquid Green Stuff to help with the joins. I  also added some wood filler around the feet of Cthulhu and then sand to blend in the figure to the resin base.
I then raided my spraypaint collection - I ended up using Halfords grey primer and matt black, a Tamiya wehrmacht green and Army Painter Necrotic Flesh - I've ended up with a nice amount of shadowing to help when I come to properly paint the figure.

Comments, questions, praise for Lord Cthulhu??


  1. Having seen one of these in the flesh, I can say one thing - That thing is huge!!! Good luck!

    1. Thanks! It's a great model, I'm a huuuuge Lovecraft fan and I'm actually very much looking forward to eventually painting it! I'm thinking purple tentacles..:

  2. Quite a daunting "miniature," mine is still in the box, to painted someday!