Gargoyles (1972)

Nov 03, 19 Gargoyles (1972)

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In 1972 the TV movie, Gargoyles, was released starring Cornel Wilde as an anthropology professor who stumbles upon a clan of gargoyles living in the Southwest desert. The makeup for the creation of the gargoyles received an Emmy Award. Artist Mark Van Tine captured the look of the lead gargoyle with spot on likeness on this bust...

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The Phantom’s Phantom

Oct 29, 19 The Phantom’s Phantom

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At one time the Aurora model company released a series of kits of their original monster line that featured the main characters in tricked-out funny cars. There was Frankenstein’s Fliver, Mummy’s Chariot, and Godzilla’s Go-Cart among others. Not all monster characters were featured in cars and the kind folks at...

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Ben Chapman, the “Reel” Gillman (1954)

Oct 21, 19 Ben Chapman, the “Reel” Gillman (1954)

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For the film, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, the on-land Gillman was played by Ben Chapman, all 6’5″ of him. In honor of the role Chapman played this tribute piece of “The Reel Gillman” was released by KitKong. The image was taken of an extant still showing Chapman suiting up and pulling on his glove...

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Fright Night (1985)

Oct 08, 19 Fright Night (1985)

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The transformation of Amy from the sweet innocent girl next door into a vampire is dramatically captured in dimensional glory by those at Geometric Design. It’s all about those teeth! All paints are acrylics that were layered on by hand. Several layers of glosscoat were added to the teeth.

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Superman and Aliens

Sep 26, 19 Superman and Aliens

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From the kind folks at Amok Time comes an interesting 1/6th scale resin interaction between Superman and the Aliens. Would Alien blood acid affect the Man of Steel? The complicated part of this diorama was getting the Superman figure properly balanced on the two hands and arms holding him up. All paints were acrylics and a...

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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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