At the Mountains of Madness was H. P. Lovecraft's first novel that fell into my hands more than two decades ago. The fascination of his reading hooked me up with the author's cosmic horror, leading me, long after, to set up Cthulhu Project, a creative space in homage to Lovecraft.
This journey led to the development of a board game that we expect to release this year, on the idea of a scientific expedition sent back to the mountains to investigate the events of the story.
As part of the setting, we have given life to two key creatures of the tale: the Elder Thing and the giant Albino Penguin, which you can get in limited edition through this project of the series Kickstarter make/100.
This is a limited edition, sculpted and hand-painted by Marta Lopez, following our Lovecraft collection.
The Elder Things are the most emblematic creatures of At the Mountains of Madness. Scientists from Miskatonik University who ventured into the mountains tried to unfreeze specimens, but the aliens woke up and killed them!
In this piece you can appreciate the scientist captured by the Elder, as well as the details of the creature. The figure has a base of 4.3"/11cm, the distance between the wings is 9.1"/23cm, and a height of 6.5"/16.5cm. It is hand-painted and ready for exhibition.
Giant albino penguins are horrendous creatures imagined by Lovecraft's mind, descendants of archaic penguins bred by the Elder Things. When Antarctica became glaciated, the penguins retreated to a heated underground abyss, although years of evolution in these depths "destroyed their pigmentation and atrophied their eyes to mere useless slits.".
It measures 4"/10cm in diameter at the base, 6"/15cm in height and 7.2"/18.5cm in diameter at the body. It is hand-painted and ready for exhibition.
This project lasts only 14 days so get your reward before it's over! In the upcoming months we will be focused on production tasks of our current projects, so this campaign will only last a few days. Thanks for your support!
In this special Make/100 edition, you can also get two new editions of our Cthulhu collection:
Cthulhu cult statue is 5" x 3.35" x 5.11" - 12.7cm x 8.5cm x 13cm, it was introduced on our Tarot project (currently in production).
The Cthulhu Cult model is hand-painted and ready to display
This is our Cthulhu Commemorative Idol created for the HPL 125th Anniversary, now available in a new green relic edition.
Cthulhu Idol size is 5.7" x 3.3" x 3.7", 14.5cm x 8.5cm x 9.5cm, hand-painted and ready to display.
All the statues are available for international shipping, please choose your reward to check the shipping cost for your country. Part of the real shipping cost is subsidized by Cthulhu Project.
The board game Back to the Mountains of Madness is scheduled for 2018. If you want to be aware of its launch you can sign up for this project without choosing reward and you will be the first to receive information about the project.
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The Cthulhu Project has previously produced, with the help of our backers, board games like Cthulhu Crusades or The Writer, and collector's products like Cthulhu Talking Board: Whispers from R'lyeh, The Light of R'lyeh and the Commemorative Idol. We are currently working on production for the Eldritch Tarot and Innsmouth: the lost games. The statuettes for this project have been sculpted and hand-painted by our talented artist Marta López.
At the Mountains of Madness is a novella written by H. P. Lovecraft in 1931, originally serialized in Astounding Stories (1936); it's a work of enormous influence on the horror and science fiction of our era.
All characters are based on the works by H. P. Lovecraft. All our job at Cthulhu Project is a tribute to our favorite writer and all our projects are produced with the support of our backers.
All pieces are created with a lot of LOVE and MADNESS. Thanks!
Risks and challenges
We have created, produced and sent several products in previous Kickstarter campaigns. We have a certain level of experience in the delicate processes that go from the original idea until production and worldwide delivery, so we don't expect issues: all the models have been sculpted and firsts moulds are ready, so we will start production soon to plan the fulfillment carefully, to deliver at the time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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