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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The Iron Giant (1999)

Jul 01, 13 The Iron Giant (1999)

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The head to the Iron Giant bust was clear cast. The eye areas were masked off and the rest of the head painted. After drying the masks were removed thereby preserving the clear eye sockets. Inside the head was inserted a small piece of reflective mylar. Over this were inserted two green LED lights, one for each eye. Coin batteries...

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Tremors (1990)

Jul 01, 13 Tremors (1990)

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From the cult classic, Tremors: Several parts of the Tremors kit were made of white metal which required special attention. Drill bits capable of drilling through metal were used to set pins for secure attachment of these to the resin parts. From Wikipedia: Tremors is a 1990 American science fiction horror comedy film directed by...

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Aliens (1986)

Jul 18, 86 Aliens (1986)

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A compilation life-cycle diorama of the main characters seen in the Alien franchise. This attempts to answer the age old question of which came first, the alien or the egg? First is the egg, that releases the face hugger, which transforms into a chest-burster, that grows into an adult. One of the most amazing creatures unleashed...

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