Monster Clock (1960s)

Jan 01, 60 Monster Clock (1960s)

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An interesting take on the monsters made popular from the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, fashioned into a clock that tells only “Monster Standard Time.” Kit Maker:...

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First Man Into Space (1959)

Nov 05, 59 First Man Into Space (1959)

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The First Man into Space. In what may seem like a straightforward paint job turned out to be more complicated than originally expected. Layer after layer of meticulous dry-brushing was necessary to achieve the effects. Kit Maker: Lunar Models From Wikipedia: First Man into Space (also known as Satellite of Blood) is a 1959 science...

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The Tingler (1959)

Jul 29, 59 The Tingler (1959)

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Vincent Price from the film, The Tingler, one of my favorite 1950s films. This diorama captures the moment when the Tingler is crawling up his arm and he begins his screaming. Kit Maker: Monsters in Motion From Wikipedia: A pathologist, Dr. Warren Chapin (played by Vincent Price), discovers that the tingling of the spine in states...

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The Manster (1959)

Jul 01, 59 The Manster (1959)

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Here’s a model capturing the essence of The Manster. A scientist transplanted some tissues onto the neck of a victim, and with the help of hormones, the tissues grew into another head. Kit Maker: Resin From the Grave From Wikipedia: The Manster is a 1959[1] tokusatsu horror film, a coproduction between the US and Japan,...

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Dec 23, 58 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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Sinbad from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. With his spear in hand Sinbad is ready to hurl it at the Cyclops. Kitmaker: Unknown From Wikipedia: It took Ray Harryhausen 11 months to complete the animation sequences for the film. Harryhausen gave the cyclops a horn, furry goat legs and cloven hooves, an idea based upon the concept of the...

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7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Dec 23, 58 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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This scene depicts the classic battle between Sokura’s skeleton and Sinbad.  All masterfully choreographed by the master, Ray Harryhausen. Kit Maker: Monsters in Motion From Wikipedia: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is a 1958 Technicolor fantasy film released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Nathan H. Juran. It was the first of three...

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