This is the Reaper Bones Giant Worm, which I have painted up as the Purple Worm, the high-level dungeon denizen nobody wants erupting from beneath them. An old fave from the AD&D Monster Manual, this has been a hardy perennial in many a campaign.
Now as it's a slimy subterranean beastie, I've given it a gloss finish to suggest a viscous sheen over its rugose hide (if I can just use the words 'squamous' and 'blasphemous' in the next few sentences, I win Lovecraft Vocab Bingo).
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No. he's not sneezing, I used Araldite coloured with a drop of yellow ink to simulate the mucous drool invariably exuded by horrible fantasy invertebrates. I dipped a length of nylon fishing line into the mixture and hung it up to set. I was then able to cut the resulting string of droplets into suitable pieces to glue around the awful maw of the annelid from Hell.
He is sculpted with a number of nodules, which I picked out in yellow to resemble pustules or similar unsavoury growths. Yellow works well as a contrast colour to purple, and I'm glad I took the time to add this small counterpoint.
I have tried to give the impression that the creature has just erupted from the Stygian depths (hence the tumbling stones added to the base), thrashing to and fro in search of its next meal, spraying the surrounding area with horrid blobs of saliva.
That's the first of my entries for the regular submission phase; as he comes in at 60mm tall, scoring him as a cavalry fig seems fair. So another 10 points on the board then, please, Mr Moderator?
Bonus Round will definitely have to be the next cab off the rank.
Now that's just BLASPHEMOUS? How can you, in all humanity, post something so horrifically SQUAMOUS. Truly unpleasant..... I'm shocked....
In fact, I am shocked.... shocked by just how awesome this looks! What a great colour scheme and a terrific addition of vile, mucus drool being ejected from its cavernous mouth. The Araldite mucus-snot is a thing of beauty (or, at least, as beautiful as any snot can be). Adding the yellow ink was an inspired move, and worked perfectly. Top marks for boldness in doing this.
I also really like the basing. As a seasoned investigator of dark and creepy malevolent beings in the 1920s, I'd be scared witless if this monster emerged from the floor of my local temple. And well done for offering a true Monster in this monster-related Challenge.
A worthy 12 points indeed (a fine 10 points, but with an extra couple added for the very fine, and innovative, use of Araldite mucus-snot). Top work, Ev!