Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again.
Er... sorry, I seem to have had a bit of a moment there. Also: SO. MANY. TEETH.
Yoggers is an Outer God, making him somehow more powerful than Cthulhu and Hastur. He's usually depicted as a mass of glowing orbs, so I'm glad that CMON decided to go with a massive sagging sack of teeth and tentacles instead.
Yoghurt was a bit daunting when I took him out of the box, but turned out to be fairly straightforward to paint. I airbrushed him all over with Pale Flesh, and then gave him a thorough wash with Red Tone.
I used Alicia's hairdryer on the wash as I figured it would save a lot of time. Once it was dried, I drybrushed Yogo with Pale Flesh and then White Flesh. At this point he looked like a big pink diseased testicle, so I was a bit worried as to how he'd turn out.
Time for the details OH MY GOD THERE'S A SHEDLOAD. I kicked off with all the mouth bits, using Flat Red washed with Green Tone and highlighted with Vermilion. From there I moved onto the tentacles with Royal Purple, Oxford Blue and Blue Violet.
Oh bugger. After fixing this error I gave the whole model a coat of matte varnish in the hope that it would help prevent the paint being rubbed off as I handled it.
Time for the teeth, of which there are about a million. I used Ivory thinned with Liquitex flow improver and just hit them one at a time. I think the teeth took as long as the rest of the figure put together. I know the usual thing to do is use a brown wash on teeth and claws, but that wasn't happening. If you look at Yogger's feet you can see that they also have teeth but I'm close enough to losing my sanity as it is, so they're staying pinkish.
The varnish didn't prevent the purple on the tentacles from rubbing off, so after repainting the tips I gave him a second coat of varnish and moved on to the base. More sand, a coat of Light Turquoise and a drybrush with Off-White and Yog-Sothoth is ready to do whatever a Yog-Sothoth does. I'm assuming it involves a lot of killing.
I have four monsters and 14 humans left to paint, and 11 days to get them done.
Here's a rundown on the other participants in this year's Monster May(hem):
Keith, the dark prince who invented this cavalcade of horror, painted a superb Ripper Beast.
Jeremy at Carrion Crow has made a start on Ithaqua the Wind-Walker despite being hampered by dried paint.
Roger from Rantings from Under the Wargames Table has got stuck in with a couple of sabre tooth tigers.
Mark of Markamorin.com has built and painted an absolutely superb Aztec sacrificial altar.
Mike, who's on Instagram @sasquatchminis