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Norman Bates

May 30, 16 Norman Bates

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If you ever end up at the Bates Motel be sure NOT to get room #1. Everyone’s favorite motel manager, Norman Bates, is wonderfully captured by the sultan of sculpting, Jeff Yagher, and distributed by X-O Facto and Tower of London. To achieve the texture of his blanket I used a rattle can of paint and gently spritzed the spray...

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Dracula’s Coffin

May 30, 16 Dracula’s Coffin

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I am surprised that no one had depicted the final staking scene in the 1931 Universal Studio film, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. This scene, at the end of the film, is depicted off-screen and all we hear is a moan after the staking. In an attempt to mimic this scene two Jeff Yagher sculpts, both born from X-O Facto and Tower of...

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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

May 11, 16 Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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There are many film versions of Frankenstein and one of the more interesting concepts is starting with a handsome creature that turns ugly during the course of the film. This is the premise behind, Frankenstein: The True Story. The final stage of decay is effectively captured with this sculpt by Joe Simon for Model Prisoners. This...

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The Land Unknown (1957)

May 03, 16 The Land Unknown (1957)

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One of the cheesiest dinosaurs in SF films is the T-Rex seen in The Land Unknown. This version, courtesy of the folks at Monsters-in-Motion, accurately captures the unmistakable T-Tex is all his cheesy glory. The challenge was in trying to paint it to look cheesy instead of what a T-Rex should look like. And, yes, those teeth are a...

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Reptilicus (1961)

Feb 28, 16 Reptilicus (1961)

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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Jan 20, 16 Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

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This monster of a monster stands a whopping 26 inches tall! It is the largest model I have built and this version came via courtesy of Monsters in Motion. I thank Terry Fritton, proprietor, for letting me have ol’ Blackie here. Due to his large size the piece was put together in subassemblies. A modest amount of seam removal...

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Oxygen Destroyer from Godzilla (1954)

Jan 20, 16 Oxygen Destroyer from Godzilla (1954)

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Everyone loves Godzilla and just about every image of the Big G has been captured in dimensional form. In the original 1954 film Godzilla is destroyed by a seemingly simple device that destroys oxygen, thereby killing Godzilla. The inventor of the oxygen destroyer, Dr. Serizawa, commits suicide while deploying the device. This...

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Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

Dec 26, 15 Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

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One of the main characters from the 1932 film, Freaks, was Schlitze, a micro encephalic male who wore a dress to make toilet functions easier. This diorama was one of the earliest releases from the then-newly minted Sideshow company. According to the enclosed certificate this is kit #16. To support the base angle brackets were...

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