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.
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).
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?
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.
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…