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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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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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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Dragon from 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Jun 27, 14 Dragon from 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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This dragon from the wonderful imagination of Ray Harryhausen is featured in the film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. The dragon kept Sokura’s castle free from Cyclops attacks. Once set free the dragon and the two-horned Cyclops battle with the Dragon prevailing. The dragon is ultimately dispatched with a giant arrow. This piece...

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Cavorite Sphere from “First Men In The Moon” (1964)

Oct 23, 12 Cavorite Sphere from “First Men In The Moon” (1964)

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The Cavorite Sphere from “First Men in the Moon,” the 1964 film adaptation of H. G. Wells’ original 1901 novel detailing the first “moonshot.” Cavorite Sphere from First Men In The Moon (1964) Cavorite Sphere from First Men In The Moon (1964) Cavorite Sphere from First Men In The Moon (1964) From...

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Harryhausen Sextopus from “It Came From Beneath the Sea” (1955)

Oct 15, 12 Harryhausen Sextopus from “It Came From Beneath the Sea” (1955)

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This simple looking diorama of the Harryhausen “sextopus” attacking one of the spiers of the Golden Gate bridge belays the intricate building necessary to get all the pieces together. As Terry Webb, editor of Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, accurately said, the second from the left tentacle needed to be added last to...

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