The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Oct 06, 15 The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

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Critics can say what they want but I do enjoy watching The Giant Gila Monster. As a tribute, Monsters in Motion released this diorama based on the film. This diorama montage features a hotrod and a drive-in movie screen. The not-included hotrod people were sourced from the model railroad industry (HO scale). After some thought I...

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Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Sep 26, 15 Monster from Green Hell (1957)

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It is a long list of the many insects, exposed to radiation, who have become giants. Ants, spiders, locusts, scorpions, etc. so why not a giant wasp! A wasp was sent into space and exposed to 40 hours of radiation. The spaceship crash landed in the interior of Western Africa and a team was led to investigate. Giant wasps were...

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The Thing That Couldn’t Die (1958)

Aug 25, 15 The Thing That Couldn’t Die (1958)

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The film, The Thing That Couldn’t Die, is one of my many guilty pleasures. This kit was made by Danny Sirocco at Dimensional Designs. The build up of this kit was straightforward and all of the usual resin problems were fixed prior to painting. It would have been easy to ‘gore up’ the severed neck but I kept it...

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The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Aug 25, 15 The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

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Not much to say about this straightforward build other than pointing out the starfish and clam shell. These are actual life forms that are miniature in nature but in scale with this piece. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas...

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Tales of Terror (1962)

Apr 13, 15 Tales of Terror (1962)

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Vincent Price mostly played characters in his films and not necessarily made-up monsters so it is a treat to get another version of the master in one of his interesting roles, that of Fortunato in the fourth of the “Corman-Poe” cycle of films, Tales of Terror. This sculpt, by Jeff Yagher and released by X-O Facto/Tower...

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Mar 27, 15 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

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As a young adolescent when I saw Attack of the 50 Foot Woman at the theater my hormones were indeed raging at the interesting possibilities of such an imposing female. Sculpted by Joe Laudati and released by Monsters in Motion this diorama masterfully depicts a key scene from the film when the giant star grabs her two-timing...

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