Post by artdecovampire on Oct 11, 2014 0:54:35 GMT -5
I have been fascinated with the Yithians since I read Lovecraft's The Shadow Out of Time. Lovecraft's monsters really were very different to anything else. I recently saw on the boards a Yithian kit that had a base that dovetailed on to the PS. I couldn't get hold of a copy so I have decided to make my own. My intention is to make it in sections and perhaps use it to mould a kit using resin and a vacuum former for the diorama base. I quite like the steam-Punk design ethic. My daughter is in to it at the moment, it struck me that Yithians could do with Steam-Punking up. I have seen some vintage illustrations of them and the pulp covers have them looking a bit robotic and a bit sea creature at the same time. My daughter has given me some parts like cogs and beads from her jewelry kit to use so I have done a sketch. I'll post it as soon as I have shrunk it to fit the board. Any advice on which way up to cast the big cone section would be much appreciated if and when I get to it. Overall it will be about 9" tall and in scale with my Aurora wolf man and mummy. That's a guess as I see the things drawn the size of a man and sometimes the size of a house. Feel free to contribute.
Post by artdecovampire on Oct 12, 2014 13:12:10 GMT -5
Well Steve,its a big job. To start with I am going to draught everything carefully before I make it so I know just what it needs to look like including the locating pins. I'm going to start the making with the cone, which in my painting is made of wrinkled triangular panels with detail on them. I'm going to sculpt one in Sculpy , then make a silligum press mould so I can then duplicate them. Its relatively expensive but it means I don't have to sculpt three or four identical panels. I am then going to drape them over a conical former and fire them in an oven. This will give me a base I can then work in to. Plans plans and plans, I just need time time time!