Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

Apr 17, 19 Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

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Ray Harryhausen designed some iconic figures in the fantasy world. One of his more interesting is Calibos from the film, Clash of the Titans. In the film, Calibos is featured as both a stop-motion character as well as a live action actor. The difference is when his tail is seen; when no tail is seen then it’s the live actor...

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Harryhausen’s Hydra

Feb 17, 19 Harryhausen’s Hydra

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Many think Ray Harryhausen’s film, Jason and the Argonauts, to be his best with the battle between Jason and the ‘Children of the Hydra’s Teeth” skeletons to be the particular highlight. Though that animated skeleton sequence is without peer, it should be noted that each skeleton originated as a tooth in the...

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Trog (1970)

Apr 10, 17 Trog (1970)

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To many of us the name, Ray Harryhausen, brings many fond memories. Even later in his career with such films as Sindbad and the Eye of the Tiger Harryhausen can still capture that magic with his stop motion creations. The creature of the Troglodyte from that film is effectively captured here by the gang at Monsters in Motion. This...

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Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Oct 06, 15 Mighty Joe Young (1949)

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Mighty Joe Young was a straightforward build. It is a solid piece of resin so it is quite hefty. No base came with the kit so a wood base was cut with a jigsaw and coated with sculptamold and textured. After drying the surface was painted. Dried plant material was dipped into matte medium, patted dry, and placed next to the dirt...

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Talos from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Apr 20, 15 Talos from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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This diorama by X-O Facto was a straightforward build. Talos comes with two heads, one looking straightforward and the second looking to the left, which is the one I chose to have him look at the two instigators. These two figures are tiny, about 1.5 cm tall, but are in scale to the bronze figure of Talos. To establish the bronze...

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Clash of the Titans (1981)

Apr 20, 15 Clash of the Titans (1981)

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I’ve always wanted to say, “release the Kraken” and actually have it come true. Since that is likely not going to happen the next best thing is this diorama by Joe Laudati and released by Monsters in Motion. The build was straightforward with no surprises. I had to break out those 0000 brushes to get at those tiny...

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