Vlad Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992)

Sep 13, 17 Vlad Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992)

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Way back in the 1990s a company, Horizon, unfortunately long out of business, released a series of vinyl model kits based on characters from the Francis Ford Coppola ‘Dracula’ film. Seen briefly during the beginning of the film is Vlad all decked out in his red knight outfit (harder to see blood stains on red armor)....

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Barnabas Collins

Aug 11, 17 Barnabas Collins

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Even if you have been living on Mars these past few decades you would still know about Dark Shadows and their vampire king, Barnabas Collins. This piece, masterfully sculpted by the king himself, Jeff Yagher, and released by X-O Facto, is a tribute to Jonathan Frid, the man who played Collins. As an extra, two rats and a bat are...

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John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Mar 29, 17 John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set a new standard for special effects in a film, all due to the amazing talents of Rob Bottin. Courtesy of Monsters in Motion is this 1/8th scale diorama of MacReady with his trusty flame thrower ready for action against the spider-head Thing. Just don’t ignite the fuse on that pack of...

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The Howling (1981)

Oct 19, 16 The Howling (1981)

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One of the more interesting werewolf films is the Howling. Especially the human to werewolf transformations that were done all on-camera. Impressive. And we finally have a version of the main werewolf. Though the paint scheme and assembly were straightforward the figure is very top heavy since it is solid resin. Extra brass rod...

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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Jul 12, 16 Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

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Bride of Re-Animator, the sequel to Re-Animator, shows what a contemporary interpretation of the classic Bride of Frankenstein. This diorama, done by Greg Nicotero and his gang, was released in the 1990s and had all the usual mold and casting problems of model kits of that era. After all mold seams were removed, casting holes...

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Aliens (1986)

Feb 20, 14 Aliens (1986)

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This diorama is an amalgamation of four separate kits. The base including the back wall is from Geometric as is the Ripley figure. The Alien is from Dark Horse. The Alien is a cold-cast porcelain figure. The legs, upper body, and left arm of Ripley are vinyl. Her right arm, left hand, guns, and head are separate resin pieces. All...

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