Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Canale/Luong Edition.

This unique take on Cthulhu was designed by Richard Luong and digitally sculpted by Martin Canale.  I really like how it avoids squid-head syndrome by picking up some design elements from aquatic arthropods.  It's intended as a gaming miniature.  I saw mention on the Facebook page of it being in 1/4 scale, which means the final figure will be...what...about 180 meters tall?  I'd pay good money to see that being cast.


CoastConFan said...

I do like the departure from the squid head, but I have to say the pose reminds me of those early 1960s Aurora monster kits I used to make as a kid. The forearms also remind me of the ape monster from the movie Equinox (1970). You know, you just got to love this stuff and besides Fritz Leiber was involved with Equinox.

So yeah a quarter scale Cthulhu might be a heck of a cast at that. But why not make one useable for model railroad scale such as HO? Let’s take Propnomicon’s suggestion 180m as quarter scale and 720 meters as “full size” for starters. That would make HO* scale Chtulhu to be 2362.2 feet tall converted to HO scale, which is 1 foot equals 3.5 inches. So divide 2362.2 by 3.5 inches to get 674.91428 inches tall in HO scale -- 56.242856 feet tall. That’s doable right? Image your train set with a correctly scaled Dread Cthulhu towering over the round house of your little railroad village in Rhode Island. Of course, you might need to do this outside to get the full effect.

But we can get smaller. We could do this in T gauge, which is 1:480 scale, so that 720 meter tall Cthulhu would be about 1.5 meters tall and that might be doable if you could afford the tiny train. Hopefully somebody out there will take up the gauntlet and build a 1.5 meter tall Cthulhu in T scale and show it off with their train set of the same scale. and

*Mindless trivia: In German HO is pronounced "hah-null", but written with the letter H and numeral 0.

Vorropohaiah said...

I think you can just about see a ship on the base. so that's how big it is (or how small the scale is, if you get me)!