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Gorgo (1961)

Jan 15, 15 Gorgo (1961)

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For many, Gorgo is considered the poor man’s Godzilla. When Gorgo first hit the movie theaters during the early 1960s I was there in the audience enjoying the film. What is unusual about the plot for Gorgo is the monster and her baby both escape unharmed at the end of the film. The building of this diorama was straightforward...

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Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Dec 12, 14 Captive Wild Woman (1943)

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A guilty pleasure 1940s film. A mad scientist (John Carradine) makes a hormonal gland extract which transforms a gorilla into a woman. The Captive Wild Woman, played by Acquanetta, reverts from human form into a sort of throwback primate, neither ape nor human. This model by Alternate Images depicts the half-transformed beast. The...

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Dec 12, 14 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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This diorama ‘playset’ by Michael Parks is a very rare kit with very few copies made. Since this is so rare a copy of the box art is included. This diorama kit was designed to resemble those Marx playsets of long ago though anyone who would want to actually play with the 7th Voyage playset should get his medications...

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Dec 02, 14 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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This is the styrene model kit by Moebius that depicts the famous “love scene” between the Bride and the monster. The kit itself was easy to assemble and the directions were straightforward with no problems. The paint is acrylic and after painting the clear glassware each piece was coated with Future Floor Wax for that...

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Them! (1954)

Nov 29, 14 Them! (1954)

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Them! features those wonderful gi-ants! I seem to watch this film at least once a year. It is a favorite. At a recent Wonderfest at Michael Parks table he had this interesting diorama of Them!. All in all this was a straightforward build with no surprises. Some thought went into the positioning of the legs of the large gi-ant since...

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3 Ghouls from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Sep 29, 14 3 Ghouls from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

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To me it is difficult to get enough Ray Harryhausen. These 3 ghouls from his film, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, appear early in the film and represent a frightening array of demons to battle. Each has his own weapon and are spawned from a firey pit. The build of each ghoul was relatively straightforward. Their eyes were painted...

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The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

Sep 24, 14 The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

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The films of Walt Disney are always a favorite. When the film, The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, first aired on the TV show, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, way back in 1964 I was there in front of the TV thoroughly enjoying the event. The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964) The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964) The...

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Sep 04, 14 The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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The Lon Chaney, Sr. Phantom of the Opera continues, even after a century, to amaze and enthrall us. This piece is about 1/5th scale and will dominate a shelf. Since this piece was hollow cast some areas were more fragile than others so great care was used in handling it; especially where the cape meets his pants. From Wikipedia The...

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