We haven’t done any bloggening for a wee while here at Attica, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been idle – no sir! As well the last of our Plastic Population releases, we’ve been getting together and polishing off our next set of minis – the dreaded Slithereen!
Here’s the chat from their entry in the Shiver Bestiary, for some flavour:
If the Slithereen are of this earth, then their origins lie far from any region yet explored by man. Their physiology, their very life cycle is so unutterably alien that it represents an appalling threat to our continued existence. For we are not their enemy, not even their prey, no! We are merely reproductive material to be used in the propagation of their vile species, simply biological matter – theirs to exploit in their urge to procreate more of their foetid, cankerous kind.
Mother/Father is the first, often the last their victims will remember of the Slithereen as this hulking monstrosity stalks the Board, spitting forth an endless stream of Slider Infectors, the Slithereen’s primary vector of infestation. Protected by Brother, assisted by Sister and the hideous BabyDaySinger, Mother/Father goes about its obscene work: creating Tortured Hosts out of innocent souls. The Hosts, self-loathing, unspeakably violated human egg-vessels of the Infectors growing within them, live out a pitiful half-existence at the beck and call of Brother: ultimately doomed to be consumed by the aptly named Slum-Womb, the final step in the birthing of the Slithereens themselves – as the hideous cycle starts afresh.
And here are the minis:
First Mother/Father, a 70mm(!) tall power house of horror on a 40mm base. Eating up the scenery, heck the table, this six part mini was by faaar the biggest thing I have attempted to make for sale and easily the finished product I am most proud of.
Next up Brother, the muscle of the outfit, making sure that the Mother/Father, the Infectors and their eventual Tortured Hosts can go about their business unmolested. This fearsome beastie is adapted purely for conflict, growing new weapons, even new limbs, tailored to defeat an enemy.
Sister is next – a horrifying temptress from the Medusa school of seduction, ready to use her hypnotic stylings and the sheer horror that is DaySinger to prep any unfortunate victim for major infestation! [Sister’s head got a bit squished in the moulding process, so I am going to have to have her re-cast when the next set of minis goes off for Master Moulding. Still learning the tolerances of green stuff and copper wire under the mega-tonne pressure of the vulcaniser machine!]
The Slider Infectors are god’s joke – nasty, vile, invasive but somehow cute. Next year’s big pet they ain’t though!
Lastly for now, our poor victims, – Basketball, Banker and Blossom. All unwilling flesh-hosts for their own lil’ infectoids!
And SlumbWomb you ask? That particular phantasm is yet to be launched. There’ve been a couple of “could’a bin” a couple of “how about if”, but truth be told (s)he/it is still just a twinkle meantime, as the sculpting moves onward to darker fare yet…
The Slithereen should start to go on sale from late May onward, and will debut at Carronade in Falkirk on Saturday next!
See you again soon.