Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Oct 29, 17 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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Gary Oldham played the old version of Dracula in the Francis Ford Coppola film. This diorama was produced by the awesome powers of Mark Warthling and effectively captured the Count in all his old glory as he is seen floating about in a rage. All paints are acrylics and the decals were applied in the usual manner. I placed the...

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

Sep 25, 17 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

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Francis Ford Coppola produced his version of Frankenstein in 1994 and had Robert DeNiro star as the monster. His makeup was effectively captured in this 1/4th scale version released by the long gone company, Screamin’. This figure is vinyl which poses several potential problems. Over time, the vinyl will sag due to loss of...

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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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