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Swine Thing

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One of the 'Swine Things' from William Hope Hodgson's
"The House on the Borderland". The narrator fought off hoards of these monsters in Hodgson's great tale written in 1912.
The original is about 8" tall, made from sculpey and painted.
Pictured is a resin copy I've made and painted for easier production. I like them better than the 'realistically' painted version.
H.P. Lovecraft described the story as follows:
The House on the Borderland (1908) — perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson’s works — tells of a lonely and evilly regarded house in Ireland which forms a focus for hideous otherworld forces and sustains a siege by blasphemous hybrid anomalies from a hidden abyss below.
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I can't believe you counted to 1000!
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zombiequadrille Traditional Artist
I DID, and on one hand!
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You counted to 1000!?
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zombiequadrille Traditional Artist
I did.
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Nice work, Joe! They remind me a little of the early Orcs from D&D, whose faces used to be pig-like. You're really getting the knack for sculpting the tight fur, I would think that'd be quite challenging to make it so consistent and even all over the body. The photo on the bottom of seven swine things milling about is especially menacing.
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Thanks! Gad, I had some of those Orcs twenty-some years ago. I think they based them on the Hildebrandt Bros. Tolkien paintings. I didn't care for them as Orcs, but they could have been pretty cool Swine Things. When I was 'furring'
my Tsathoggua I counted the stokes as I was doing a small section and quit after I reached around 1000 in about a square inch or so. It's not difficult, but is tedious.
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