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Putrefied fish found in id Software's 1996 Quake personal computer (PC) video game. Rotfish are voracious carnivores and will attack anything, regardless of size, that has the misfortune to stumble into one of the numerous dank moats and pools they inhabit. A single Rotfish isn't much of a threat, as they're weak and relatively easy to dispatch, but these loathsome piranhas usually travel in schools and swarm their prey from every direction. Like the rest of the monsters in Quake, the Rotfish are the offspring of the fertility goddess, Shub-Niggurath (a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos).

Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, hot glue, a wire twist tie, plastic, gloss nail polish, and acrylic paint.

4.0 cm/1.6 in. x 5.0 cm/2.0 in. (highest point x widest point)

The lower jaw opens and closes--my sole reason for doing this was so that I could take a picture of the Rotfish with its jaws clamped onto my Quake Fiend's tail.

About half a day; I started this figure in the afternoon on 6/19/08 and completed it that evening.

Rotfish photo collage.

Rotfish sculpting/painting process photos.

For comparison purposes, below is an animated GIF image, of the Quake Rotfish polygon model, that I put together using the computer programs QME and GIMP.

Rotfish animation.

(In no particular order of importance.)

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