Dave's Kaiju Page
This is a sort of clearinghouse for various kaiju (giant monsters, a
la Godzilla or Gamera) works I've done. Some drawings, some kitbashes,
Just a few terms that might help you figure out what the heck I'm talking
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
- G.U.I.R.O.N. - On the edge of "original," I
suppose. A Mecha-Guiron for the Millennium Gamera setting.
vs. Heraclius - Monstrous inhabitants of Venus in my SciFi/Superhero
setting Academy of
Super-Heroes, they're a giant bronze ibis and a titanic stone beetle.
Painted in acrylic.
- 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
- 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 is coming back as a non-collectible game in Fall 2018.
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