Sunday, January 25, 2015

'Myth' from PaulS - 'Werewolf'


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 symbolism and myth of the beast still prevail today and were even used by Hitler to bring fear. 





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.

13 comments:

  1. I forgot to mention in the original email to Curt where this came from. This is from Games Workshop's better half, Forge World and is one of their Show Exclusive Skin Wolves from 2012. You can get other poses on their site, but this pose is by far the best one. It also came with a left hand that is holding a dead human. Sadly it's in an Empire uniform, so not so useful for modern or mythological games

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  2. This is a really bestial figure. Great paint job.

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  3. That's one imposing werewolf - well done Paul! The transformation is clearly not an easy process...

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    1. No, certainly not one I'd be willing to go through :/

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  4. WOW! What a fantastic figure and you've done a fine job of painting him up. Well done!

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  5. Downright creepy and the basing is very good indeed.

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  6. Nice one. The skin looks gruesome. Excellent job. cheers

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  7. I love this figure and what you've done with him. Fantastic.

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    1. Now we get to see what you do with yours ;)

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  8. I really like this werewolf; the ripped skin is nicely done and goes a long way to explain the notoriously bad mood! I was raised with stories of animal spirits, skin walkers and tricksters...wolves are yer buddy! ;)

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