Paul Komoda's "Yithian" from Gecco Toys
Here is another very nice kit from Gecco based on the HP Lovecraft's “Great Race Of Yith” as described in one of my favorite stories from the Cthulhu Mythos “The Shadow Out Of Time”. I won't go into the story in detail here but the main concept deals with an ancient race of aliens who have the ability to mind swap with other creatures (including man), from the past, present and future. Learning all it can, the Yithian then returns to its own body where the involuntary swapped mind that had since resided in its Yithian counterpart's body will be return to its own time and body days, months or even years later. The figure's concept is by Paul Komoda and sculpted by RYO. The resin casting is very clean and comes with a fair set of instructions for the assembly level of moderate difficulty. The Yithian stands roughly 10 inches tall with an accompanying figure of a man just under three inches in height. Each figure has its own base. There are 21 pieces in the kit, two of which are the bases.
I went back and forth on what color scheme to use for this kit. The box art was very nice but I thought is mirrored the Komoda Nyarlathotep palette a bit too much so I went with more earth tones than iridescents. I decided to paint the tentacled head separately so I kept it aside and didn't attach to its neck piece until the whole figure had been painted. This was a good decision because I had attached the four appendages before I began painting in order to maintain a consistency in the overall color scheme which proved to be a somewhat awkward undertaking but I got through it with out too much trouble.
The man figure (presumably of the main character in the story, Nathaniel Peaselee) detail was average for a figure this size. I used medium gray for his suit, blue neck tie, brown shoes and white hair.
This kit was a fun to build and though a bit pricey (to me at least), it would be a fine addition to your Lovecraft mythos menagerie. You can read more about this story by going to this Wikipedia link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Out_of_Time ) but I would recommend just reading the story out right. If you have never read any of Lovecraft's fiction, this is probably a good a place as any to start. Enjoy. 3/20/20
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Incredible work. I am glad we could provide you with a grail
Great job down to the last detail!
Thank you, Addis, I estimate it took me around 100 hours to complete.
Terrific work...must've taken quite a while for you to complete...very good detail!!