Norris Head from “The Thing” (1981)

Jan 04, 20 Norris Head from “The Thing” (1981)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, with practical effects by Rob Bottin has been a boon for model builders. This version, sculpted by Mick Wood and released by the kind folks at Monsters in Motion, is the chest bursting Norris head. All paints were acrylics with washes and chalks for highlights. Semi-gloss for the head body...

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“The Thing” Lizard Head (1981)

Dec 29, 19 “The Thing” Lizard Head (1981)

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John Carpenter’s version of the film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects, all due to the genius of Rob Bottin. This 1/6th scale version of a ‘Thing’ was produced by the kind folks at Alternate Images, sculpted by William Paquet. This figure has just about a little of everything. Multiple sets of...

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Fright Night (1985)

Oct 08, 19 Fright Night (1985)

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The transformation of Amy from the sweet innocent girl next door into a vampire is dramatically captured in dimensional glory by those at Geometric Design. It’s all about those teeth! All paints are acrylics that were layered on by hand. Several layers of glosscoat were added to the teeth.

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Dune (1984)

Aug 28, 19 Dune (1984)

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One of the icons of the Science Fiction world is Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune. This amazingly rich world continues to enthrall all those who read the book. One of the key features in the book is the worm population on Arakis. These giant worms are effectively captured in this diorama manufactured by the kind folks at X-O...

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The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

Aug 13, 19 The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

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Watching The Outer Limits during their first run on TV back in the 1960s captivated my brother and I each week as we watched. One of the more interesting ‘bears’ to appear on the series is ‘The Mutant’. It’s all about those eyes. This model, released by Dimensional Designs, effectively captures the...

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The Thing (1982)

Jul 18, 19 The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects. One of the amazing creatures created by Rob Bottin is when a dog became infected by the Thing and all sorts of anatomical changes occurred. Hands grew out of the dog’s back and entrails were spewed all over the place. In addition, spider-like...

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