Cthulhu: Death May Die – Yugg

Cthulhu: Death May Die - Yugg Cthulhu Mythos Miniature Figure

Today’s monster is from Cthulhu: Death May Die Season 2 – it’s a thing called a Yugg – though it seems like a fair few of the Miniatures in this game don’t really match Lovecraft’s descriptions all that well. If I were deeply invested in the Cthulhu Mythos, this might bother me, but luckily(!) I’m not, and am happy to just paint the toys and play the games.

Cthulhu: Death May Die - Yugg Cthulhu Mythos Miniature Figure

So this creature is apparently described as like a tapeworm – so instead the model is pretty much a gigantic combination of a leech and a maggot, but like I said above, I’m not super-invested in the Cthulhu Mythos (same as D&D, to be fair).

Cthulhu: Death May Die - Yugg Cthulhu Mythos Miniature Figure

I might have to go back and add a little pinkish flesh to the teeth in it’s underside, to emphasise the under-mouth of the model a little more. What do you think, dear reader?

Cthulhu: Death May Die - Yugg Cthulhu Mythos Miniature Figure

As I’ve been working on the “monster” models from these sets, I’ve noticed some rather suggestive elements of the sculpts. In this case, the spiked …sac under the “chin” of this creature looks like it could contain a pair of …something inside it. A couple of the other models I’m working on now, there’s a real resemblance to the “orchid” in the head-parts, but I’ll discuss that once I’ve completed them and post them here.

Cthulhu: Death May Die - Yugg Cthulhu Mythos Miniature Figure, Investigators Miniature Figures

Anyway, this delicious beast is another model completed in time for Angry Piper’s Monster MayHem ’23 painting challenge! Stay tuned for the next ones…

22 thoughts on “Cthulhu: Death May Die – Yugg

  1. Excellent work on the worm mate, the tones you’ve used really give it a sense of life. As far as the addition of pink tone, I think it will help define that area, so would be very worthwhile.

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  2. The paints look great, love the whitish grub look you got. Yea, I used to have all the Cthulhu Wars game and expansions. I never really noticed the sexual aspects of the creatures until I looked at one which was a straight up “orchid”, as you said. Then I started noticing it more. I think those particular monsters a came from a separate author who wrote some Cthulhu stuff, but my knowledge is really limited when it comes to Lovecraft.

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    • Thanks Faust – I’ve got those (Seasons 1 and 2) somewhere myself. Luckily for me they couldn’t get their shit together to deliver Season 2 before closing the PM for Season 3, so I didn’t go any further in on them. I think a lot of the sexual imagery is simply artists using their expression and freedom to sneak things in rather than stuff explicitly written in Lovecraft’s depictions – I know that these and the Fire Vampires (on the desk, part-painted) both look very different to the creatures described in a HPL wiki I found as I’ve only read a small amount myself, and that was decades ago…

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      • Well, in theory I do – but a game I’ve never played is usually going to be way behind ones I’m playing. The Monster painting challenges are sometimes a reason to paint random monsters, but this (and next?) year it’s more around “neglected” models and ones from games we’re playing….


  3. There is definitely a part of the mini that looks like part of a reproductive organ… I was thinking it before you said it but I’m relieved that I’m not the only one with their mind in the gutter apparently 🙂 I like the idea of adding a bit of pink to the belly though this monster came out really well as is too. Its definitely disgusting and horrifying just like ol’ H.P. would want it to be!

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    • Based on the next pair of these Cthulhu critters on the desk, I think Jenna Talia and friends will be making fairly regular visits through this series of figures. Not in all of them, mind you – but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it’s a not-uncommon thread…

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