As some of you may know, I am a big fan on the Cthulhu Mythos and will attempt to depict versions of some of the stories in as many forms as possible, be it in
kit or diorama format. To my knowledge, there are roughly twenty Mythos “official” kits that have appeared over the years which, unfortunately, focus on variations of Cthulhu and not much else. So, in the interest of diversity, I have opted to
attempt to display some lesser known creature from the Mythos, hence this diorama.
As the title suggests, the focal point is of a Chthonian
which first appeared in Brain Lumley's terrific short story “Cement Surroundings”. Without disclosing too much, the story involves an elderly scientist that inadvertently incurs the wrath of said Chthonian(s) which are huge worm like creatures
that live inside the Earth's mantle. Needless to say, things don't go well as the tale progresses. Although the creature never makes an appearance in the story per se, I highly recommended the read and which is one of the better additions to the Lovecraft
zoology in my view.