Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

Sep 26, 16 Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

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At the 2016 Monsterpalooza show one dealer had this quarter scale Karloff mummy kit that was quite remarkable in its size. The dealer said he only made three copies and this is one of those. The back of the torso had a large seam that needed correcting (I got most of it) otherwise it was a flawless casting. After washing the pieces...

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Norman Bates

May 30, 16 Norman Bates

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If you ever end up at the Bates Motel be sure NOT to get room #1. Everyone’s favorite motel manager, Norman Bates, is wonderfully captured by the sultan of sculpting, Jeff Yagher, and distributed by X-O Facto and Tower of London. To achieve the texture of his blanket I used a rattle can of paint and gently spritzed the spray...

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Dracula’s Coffin

May 30, 16 Dracula’s Coffin

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I am surprised that no one had depicted the final staking scene in the 1931 Universal Studio film, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. This scene, at the end of the film, is depicted off-screen and all we hear is a moan after the staking. In an attempt to mimic this scene two Jeff Yagher sculpts, both born from X-O Facto and Tower of...

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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Jan 20, 16 Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

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This monster of a monster stands a whopping 26 inches tall! It is the largest model I have built and this version came via courtesy of Monsters in Motion. I thank Terry Fritton, proprietor, for letting me have ol’ Blackie here. Due to his large size the piece was put together in subassemblies. A modest amount of seam removal...

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Boris Karloff and Jack Pierce, “The Mummy” (1932)

Aug 15, 15 Boris Karloff and Jack Pierce, “The Mummy” (1932)

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I love mummy movies and at the top of the heap is the 1932 Universal Studios’ film, The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff. The man behind the scenes, make-up artist, Jack Pierce, is the man responsible for the incredible image of ImHoTep as he first, “went for a little walk” Way back in 1990 I received the kit,...

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Ardath Bey from “The Mummy” (1932)

Aug 15, 15 Ardath Bey from “The Mummy” (1932)

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This beautiful diorama from KitKong’s Model Mansion is an exact reproduction of the finale of the Universal Studios’ 1932 film, The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff, where the character, Ardath Bey, is menacingly walking after infidels and putting the ol’ ancient Egyptian whammy on them with the statue of Isis in the...

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