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Pegasus Mbwun (aka The Relic).
This is my take on Pegasus Hobbies The Relic, or to give the creature its proper name, Mbwun – he who walks on all fours (not Mwbun as sharp-shooters will have noticed the name plate is miss-spelt! ).
As the film was not entirely faithful to the book, I have not been entirely faithful to the film with the creature (my get out clause for any errors in the paint-job).
Basically for those who have not read the excellent novel, Mbwun needs a certain type of plant that has a chemical similar to the human hypothalamus found in the brain (hence sucking out the victim’s brains). When the natural habitat is wiped out Mbwun (not going to give the whole story) follows the crates that were packed by an ill-fated museum expedition.
Bottom line is that the crates end up being moved to a secure storage area of the museum so Mbwun has to yaffle a few brains to top up his dose.
So rather than go for a museum scene I decided to depict Mbwun in his jungle habitat eating some of the plant which is a type of lily, at a pool. I hope this is a different take than the usual depiction of this creature.
I’m not sure where the name The Relic comes from, it may well be the statue of Mbwun which in this case is laying in the pool is The Relic. I think the creature is also mistakenly referred to as the Kothoga (me included until I re read the book), but Kothoga is actually the tribe that 'summoned' Mbwun.
Anyhow, a great kit by Pegasus and where I enjoyed the film I really liked the book.
Thankfully the miss-spelt name plate is not attached and to be honest looks a bit clumsy, so having to re-do it is a bit of a blessing in disguise.