Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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

Posted by in Modern Classics

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...

read more

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

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

Posted by in Modern Classics

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...

read more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

Sep 13, 17 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

The 1932 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde film is know for its transformation scene of Jekyll into Hyde. These two 1/4th scale sculpts were produced by the amazing folks at Kit Kong and essentially mimic the two stars of the film. The likenesses are spot on and all paints were acrylics. The potion in Jekyll’s hand is a mix of...

read more

Vlad Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992)

Sep 13, 17 Vlad Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992)

Posted by in Modern Classics

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)....

read more

Barnabas Collins

Aug 11, 17 Barnabas Collins

Posted by in Modern Classics

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...

read more

Return of the Fly (1959)

Aug 11, 17 Return of the Fly (1959)

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

This version of the Return of the Fly was made by the masters at Monsters in Motion. For his head “hairs” I used surgical thread (a little thicker than normal thread) and placed them individually on his head. I used short length of wire, also individually drilled and inserted, around his eyes. This means I drilled many,...

read more