Myconids

A while back I picked up a couple of loose myconids made by Wizards of the Coast.  They are nice and just a little creepy:

I decided I really needed a lot more than two myconids if I’m ever going to use them for D&D.  So, I decided to make a few more out of Sculpy, and while I was at it, made some giant mushrooms to go with them.

The mushrooms were easy.  I had recently been reading a kid’s book about mushrooms to my daughter, who was very interested in them last summer and fall, and it had some nice color photos for reference.  They were all glued down to small (3/4 inch or so) glass tiles left over from one of her craft projects.  This gives them a fairly heavy base and makes them stable.

The myconids turned out to be a little trickier, because I learned that Sculpy gets sort of soft in the over before it hardens.  Next time I’ll try ‘Super Sculpy,’ or at least use an armature.  I didn’t mind my myconids being a little simpler and even cartoonish, since I was whipping them out pretty fast (all the ‘shrooms and ‘nids were done in about an hour, plus baking time).

My first one has a very silly look and reminds me of the ‘blob fish’ or maybe a McDonaldland burger dude.

For most of them I went with a face more like the WotC minis.  I think these guys look a bit like the dancing shrooms in Fantasia, now that I think of it:

This guy was the skinniest myconid and completely fell apart in the oven, after slowly drooping, so the best I could do to save him was to make him crawling:

The Myconids are mounted on steel washers or electrical box punch-outs I scavenged, and these are equally good as ballast.

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  1. He looks like a happy little wizard’s friend! As an added bonus, if a PC licks hi, he trips like crazy. “Oh, wow, man!”

  2. I had similar experiences with Sculpey… not always loads of fun with a really old oven.

  3. Well, if you get REALLY bored, you could make a couple of Fry Guys to go along with the McDonaldland theme 😉

    Nice work! I think we have some Sculpey sitting around somewhere…hmmm…

  4. […] main inhabitants of the building, it was more of a clean-up operation as the party dealt with some giant mushrooms in one office (simply burning them with oil), some Saucer Fungi in the council chambers, and an […]

  5. […] Couple of dudes throwing puff balls (in Warhammer, snotlings use mushrooms and puff balls for poison).  I’d have them make an area cloud, while in it you have to hold your breath or make saves.  The clouds of spores disperse on a roll of 1 on a d6 (roll every round).  Fail one save you’re stunned from coughing.  Fail two you pass out (like sleep, but affecting any level). Fail three and you begin to die from fungal infection (1 hp per turn until cured or dead).  Humanoids slain by spores become shroommen. […]

  6. […] finally, I’m pleased to say the mushroom men finally have a leader.  No more directionless wandering and disorganized assaults on villages.  […]


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