originally, I wanted to show you cool EM4's nightgaunt, but as I've changed my profile picture to Hound of Tindalos, I've figured I should show it, to let you see what I've got here.
The Hound is my sculpt, influenced by a drawing of somebody apparently known as Sorrow king. I have saved this drawing when I came across it months ago while searching the subject.
here) and they enter our word from angles - 120° or narrower. So, I wanted my hound to be emerging from angle. After much thought, I've settled on a simple rock, as nothing else I've tried worked in limited space of 30mm base. Hounds' appearance is not described in much detail, but there is something about lean, hungry bodies and tongues. I've read somewhere that they're supposed to be more bat-like in appearance and that hound refers to the way they act, not the way they look. As much as I like the concept drawing I sculpted my on, I would do it rectangular, with lots of angles - check the link to story for drawing. I imagine them more like snakes myself, but angular - kinda like 2D lines or how should I say...hard to put it out in a 3D model, but disturbing enough to fit in the horror theme. It wouldn't look as demonic, but it would fit well with a description of a being from other dimension, wholly different from what we are used to. My sculpt has tentacles, which works okay, I guess.
I've been sculpting it really, really slowly. I did it in layers and took my time. I've made a lump for a skull, then I slooowly added more texture, teeth, cheekbones, tentacles and such. I was really proud of it until I've painted it...it honestly doesn't do it justice!
As for the tongue, you can see it is quite "alienatic" (is that a word? :P) - the reason is I couldn't make smooth putty coating on a wire, so I sculpted some kind of lumps on it...it does add a horror effect, I believe.
I have painted it gray at first, but it was dead boring, so I've turned it to dark red eventually. I forgot to paint tentacles in another color (red tentacles on grey body offered nice contrast). Blue tongue and eyes seem to be correct choices. I could probably do better paint job if only I was more patient at painting my miniatures!
In game of Strange Aeons, there is a special scenario devoted to "demonic hound" (that I will use my model for), which I will play as soon as I get a chance. I will make sure I post a report here!