Cthulhu

​For over a decade I had wanted to sculpt this Lovecraftian monstrosity and finally pitched the concept to Inteleg International in 1994 who then produced several thousand copies of it as a vinyl model kit.

I reserved the rights to produce him in resin and did a very limited run of some forty kits the same year. Cthulhu is covered in a wealth of varied skin textures, eight of which I created especially for this figure.

When assembled he stands almost 18’’ tall to the tops of his wings.

This is one of my all time favorites sculptures from my original design.

This kit, in both mediums, is long out of production.


6 Comments

Kirk Durfey ⋅ 24 September 2012 at 10:16 PM

Very nice sculpt - I’d love to see you do another Cthulhu kit!

John Dennett ⋅ 24 September 2012 at 10:44 PM

Thank you Kirk. I have plans for visiting the land-O-Lovecraft again with a number of various creatures. Cthuluhu would be interesting to do again especially without the tight constraints of focusing on a vinyl rendition as with this one. For an entirely new sculpture targeting only resin production I would handle several areas quite differently this time with much more flow and variations to the tentacles for one thing and I would definitely add a fairly unique base as well. Always felt this figure lacked “atmosphere” without a proper settng to complete the mood.

Dan Cziraky ⋅ 07 February 2013 at 01:52 AM

I have both the resin & vinyl kits. I’ve only built the resin kit, though.

Steven ⋅ 14 May 2015 at 07:56 PM

I have both of the kits resin and vynl .Of which the resin one has been on hold since it came out .I met you at Wonderfest many years ago and you were working Edgar Allen Poe . That I always wanted to see finished. Boy do I miss going there .

John Dennett ⋅ 10 July 2015 at 10:23 PM

Hi Steven,
Wow, the Poe kit! Thats going back quite a few years!
You should really consider attending WonderFest again if possible, its definitely still a high-water mark for a show featuring these kinds of kits and the culture that goes with them. Plus, you really can’t help but have a great time being there!
Having both the resin and the vinyl Cthuluhu, you can clearly see the difference in size and detail, not to mention the resin assembles in a much more agreeable fashion as I had wanted it to. Had very little control of how they produced the vinyl version and it always bothers me when hearing how aggravated some modelers got while assembling it. Today I only concentrate on producing what I sculpt in resin castings as it allows the parts to be truer to the prototype and in most cases easier to assemble.
Hope you can make it to a future show and please come over and say hello if I’m there.
Best,
John

Karl ⋅ 01 August 2015 at 02:52 PM

I’d love to get another Cthulhu kit as the one I had built was lost in a fire in my shed last year which destroyed many of my classic kits I’m hoping this kit will be again available and thanks for providing us with great models.  Karl

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