Formula For Life Diorama

Jan 11, 20 Formula For Life Diorama

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The diorama, Formula For Life, has been years in the making. The figures, the monster and Dr. Frankenstein, were done separately. The monster was manufactured my Monsters in Motion. The individual gizmo items, a homage to Ken Strickfadden, came from the amazing talents of Matt Lawrence of Star Lighting Projects (if you want to know...

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Norris Head from “The Thing” (1981)

Jan 04, 20 Norris Head from “The Thing” (1981)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, with practical effects by Rob Bottin has been a boon for model builders. This version, sculpted by Mick Wood and released by the kind folks at Monsters in Motion, is the chest bursting Norris head. All paints were acrylics with washes and chalks for highlights. Semi-gloss for the head body...

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“The Thing” Lizard Head (1981)

Dec 29, 19 “The Thing” Lizard Head (1981)

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John Carpenter’s version of the film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects, all due to the genius of Rob Bottin. This 1/6th scale version of a ‘Thing’ was produced by the kind folks at Alternate Images, sculpted by William Paquet. This figure has just about a little of everything. Multiple sets of...

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Hunchback’s Bell-Air

Dec 23, 19 Hunchback’s Bell-Air

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One of the characters not included in the original run of the Aurora monster cars during the 1960s was the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The kind folks at Monsters in Motion have taken care of this deficiency by releasing their version titled, Hunchback’s Bell-Air. All parts are resin and painted in acrylics. The bell was...

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Aurora’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Dec 02, 19 Aurora’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”

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For the original run of the Aurora monster models during the 1960s the kits were sold in ‘long boxes’ which featured the amazing art of James Bama. The problem was the box art did not match the model, which really wasn’t much of a concern. The kind folks at Monster in Motion in association with Mark Warthling took...

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Bride’s Bantom

Nov 21, 19 Bride’s Bantom

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Omitted during the original Aurora model run of the monster car series was the Bride. This has been rectified by the kind folks at Monsters in Motion who released a resin version of the Bride’s Bantom. As she is waving her rolling pin and pushing the throttle the Bride speeds away. Her back wheels are cake toppings and the...

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