Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Myths and legends

One of the Analogue sub-challenges was entitled Myth. A lot of my other entries have been a bit unimpressive compared to all the others, so I decided to have a dig through the figure box and see what I had that wasn't a greek warrior. I'd almost given up hope until I came across the Forgeworld Skin Wolf that was only available at events a few years ago.

The myth of werewolves goes back to ancient greek literature and covers most cultures across the world, from American tribes to various Asian cultures where the wolf is replaced with tigers or leopards. The actual transformation process can be triggered by many things and can take many forms.

Some myths tell of the slow transformation of man to beast, with bones reforming and skin stretching... painful to be sure. But not as painful as the beast bloodily ripping itself from within the man, leaving ragged tatters of flesh clinging to his fur. You can see why TV programs shy away from this version of the transformation.

One thing I've decided to do, now that I've got my lightbox setup working more effectively, is to provide extra photos in my posts, so it's not just a repeat of the Challenge blog photos.


The police aren't very lucky at the moment. First they were taken by the weeping angels, now they are about to be savaged by the towering monster...



5 comments:

  1. This wa such an impressive miniature, wonderfully fearsome.

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    1. It's models like this that make Forge World so much better than GW main and their cartoony designs... I can't imagine GW doing something with such a gruesome back story and leaving the tattered bits of flesh still on the model

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  2. Hola
    Gran miniatura,conseguirás unas buenas escenas con ella
    un saludo

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  3. Nice painting on a really cool figure!

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