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Witchfinder General (1968)

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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Gargoyles (1972)

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The Mole People (1956)

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The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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Dune (1984)

Aug 28, 19 Dune (1984)

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One of the icons of the Science Fiction world is Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune. This amazingly rich world continues to enthrall all those who read the book. One of the key features in the book is the worm population on Arakis. These giant worms are effectively captured in this diorama manufactured by the kind folks at X-O...

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The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

Aug 13, 19 The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

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Watching The Outer Limits during their first run on TV back in the 1960s captivated my brother and I each week as we watched. One of the more interesting ‘bears’ to appear on the series is ‘The Mutant’. It’s all about those eyes. This model, released by Dimensional Designs, effectively captures the...

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The Mole People (1956)

Aug 01, 19 The Mole People (1956)

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The film, The Mole People, does have its detractors but, to me, it does have merits. From the fine folks at Alternate Images comes this diorama of a Mole Man and another emerging from underground. A food staple with these people are mushrooms. Mole people and dirt are all brown so the challenge here was to use different shades of...

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The Thing (1982)

Jul 18, 19 The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects. One of the amazing creatures created by Rob Bottin is when a dog became infected by the Thing and all sorts of anatomical changes occurred. Hands grew out of the dog’s back and entrails were spewed all over the place. In addition, spider-like...

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Jul 08, 19 The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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The creatures in Ray Harryhausen films range from fantasy to real. In the film, The Valley of Gwangi, we get to see both. The dinosaur, Gwangi, battles a circus elephant (note, this is an Indian elephant with the small ears). This diorama of a key scene of Gwangi fighting the elephant has been provided by the amazing folks at...

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Frankenstein Monster Cardiovascular Revitalizer

Jun 24, 19 Frankenstein Monster Cardiovascular Revitalizer

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Matt Lawrence of SLP Productions has released a version of a revitalized Frankenstein monster. The unit has a lens that magnifies a pulsing heart inside, lit by LED lights, with spotlights under lighting the bust. The unit was painted and electronics installed according to instructions. The bust was added separately, painted with...

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Squirm (1976)

Jun 24, 19 Squirm (1976)

Posted by in Modern Classics

A favorite film that does not get much attention is Squirm, the “crawling terror”. After seeing the scene of pulling worms out of his face you will never be the same again. This version of that infamous scene was manufactured by the kind folks at Alternate Images. The real challenge was painting all those worms. Just do...

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Zardoz (1974)

Jun 24, 19 Zardoz (1974)

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The image of the flying god head from the film, Zardoz, is quite dramatic. The scene of the head regurgitating (barfing?) up all those guns is difficult to forget. The figure (played by actor, Sean Connery) is about 1.5 inches tall and the head about five inches tall. All paints are acrylic.

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