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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“Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1953)

Oct 23, 12 “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1953)

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One of the more interesting “Meet” films of Abbott & Costello in which the (unrecognizable) Boris Karloff is under all that makeup of Mr Hyde. For the lamp I cut clear plastic sheets (from blister packs) and placed them over each section to serve as glass panes. The cape is made from a (very) thin clear vacuum form...

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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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Klaris the Mummy from “Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy” (1955)

Oct 15, 12 Klaris the Mummy from “Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy” (1955)

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“Abbott and Costello “meet” films are fun and entertaining. A favorite is when the boys meet up with their mummy. The jars were painted with alclad metallics and the dynamite fuse is a wire. The medallion is scratch built from aves apoxie putty and small glass beads were added as seen in the film.”...

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Frankenstein Crucifixion Scene

Sep 16, 12 Frankenstein Crucifixion Scene

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Here is the completed companion piece to the hay wagon. It took me longer to finish the base than the monster and all those ropes. For the base customized items are the teeth on the rake (ends of toothpicks), the bible in the hand (leather over balsa wood pages), the priest’s hand holding the gold cross (part of gold chain...

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Modern Collector: Dr. Mark Glassy

Produced by Sideshow Collectibles, here is a wonderful portrait of our site’s founder and leader, Dr. Mark C. Glassy. Video courtesy of Sideshow...

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