The Cat & The Canary (1927)

Oct 19, 18 The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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The silent 1927 Paul Leni film, The Cat & the Canary, has an interesting protagonist. Captured here by the folks at Crimson Pool Productions is an accurate 1/4th scale bust of the “cat” in the film. It’s that eye and those teeth that gets our attention. Film audiences in 1927 had not seen anything like this...

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Lon Chaney Tribute

Aug 11, 17 Lon Chaney Tribute

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Metropolis (1927)

Mar 23, 15 Metropolis (1927)

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The robot that started it all is Maria from the classic 1926 silent film, Metropolis. This diorama produced by Amazing Figure Modeler showcases Maria with the Metropolis skyline and futuristic machinery. The paint scheme was very simple. After base coating Maria she was covered with a couple light coats of spray chrome. After base...

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Sep 04, 14 The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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The Lon Chaney, Sr. Phantom of the Opera continues, even after a century, to amaze and enthrall us. This piece is about 1/5th scale and will dominate a shelf. Since this piece was hollow cast some areas were more fragile than others so great care was used in handling it; especially where the cape meets his pants. From Wikipedia The...

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

May 30, 13 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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This version of the sonambulist, Cesare, was done by the artist, Barsom (this is copy #10 out of 50 made). The cabinet opens revealing the figure of Cesare ready to do his master’s bidding. All in all a straightforward build with no particular complications.” From Wikipedia: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das...

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Metropolis (1927)

Jan 08, 12 Metropolis (1927)

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The robotrix, Maria, from the film, Metropolis. From Wikipedia: Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist film in the science-fiction genre directed by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore the social...

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