Dave's Kaiju Page
Last Updated: 11/21/18 (Monsterpocalypse updated.)
This is a sort of clearinghouse for various kaiju (giant monsters, a la Godzilla or Gamera) works I've done. Some drawings, some kitbashes, some writing.
Just a few terms that might help you figure out what the heck I'm talking about. :)
I've made up a number of kaiju in my day, but these are ones where I've gone all-out and made artwork.
Laelapis, the Solar Beast - With fake background for Showa Godzilla, Heisei Godzilla and Millennium Gamera settings.
G.U.I.R.O.N. - On the edge of "original," I suppose. A Mecha-Guiron for the Millennium Gamera setting.
Infernion - A titanic magma lion, the "guardian" kaiju of Venus in the Academy of Super-Heroes setting. Painted in acrylic, using a trick I picked up from a War Planets toy: the dark areas are purple rather than black at the edges, due to how a bright red glow causes the visual purple to overload.
Kentromachus - This is actually a backwards construction of a generic K-Girl named Kawaiiju that I made up for City of Villains. The shoulder spines suggested a kentrosaur of some sort, and I designed this with a hunched over person inside so that it's a Showa-era rubber suit monster. June 2010.
Kaiju Fan Art
Stuff here is going to be pieces that are interpretations of canonical kaiju, rather than original creations.
K-Girls - A section of one of my drawing galleries. K-Girls are anthropomorphic kaiju. There may also be some K-Girls lurking about in the Homemade Kaiju entries.
"Kiryu" - A MUX superhero character with the high concept of "1:144 scale MechaGodzilla", tweaked to avoid the game's rules regarding the respecting of trademarks.
Snorky, The Beast That Ate Morioka - 1:1000 scale scratchbuild miniature of the title character of Mark Crilley's 2004 comic book (seen here for reference). The main monster is just a rope of Apoxie Sculpt bent into shape and then tweaked at the head. The buildings are made of various styrene bits, and the rubble is more Apoxie Sculpt. I used Apoxie Clay for the eyes, as it's easier for me to get small details right with it. Unpainted work-in-progress.
OGREthulhu Miniature: I bought this Steve Jackson Games mini back in 2001, but didn't get around to painting it until October 2008. I mixed up some browns and pinks to make the base color (icky pinkish brown is not one of the colors Apple Barrel makes, oddly) and did a lot of mixing on the figure as well (i.e. lay down some pink and before it dries swirl in some red or purple). I got the chitonous sheen on the claws by using a thin layer of metallic pearl paint. I made the base from a section of basswood with Squadron putty for the churned up blood. Yes, OGREthulhu is on a BLOOD OCEAN. Oh, and I deliberately avoided the stereotypical green and bone scheme, instead choosing more of a lobster-and-meat look.
Hedorah Jar: Not really a kitbash, I just carefully cut a Bandai Creation Hedorah open along the "neck" seam and filled it with SD kaiju.
Monsterpocalypse is a Collectible Miniatures Game from Privateer Press focused on kaiju action. Game has been dead for a while, but it came back as a non-collectible game in Fall 2018. Last updated: 11/21/18.
Gamera vs. Godzilla: Tech Levels - A look at how the two main kaiju universes differ in their approach to technological threats.
Gamera vs. Godzilla: Dueling vs. Multiplayer - More contrasting of Gamera and Godzilla, this time looking at how the fights are structured.
A Weighty Proposition - A brief quasi-scientific explanation of how to estimate the mass of a Kaiju based on its general shape, height, and composition.
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