Harryhausen Sextopus from “It Came From Beneath the Sea” (1955)

This simple looking diorama of the Harryhausen “sextopus” attacking one of the spiers of the Golden Gate bridge belays the intricate building necessary to get all the pieces together. As Terry Webb, editor of Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, accurately said, the second from the left tentacle needed to be added last to get all of the ends properly wrapped around the bridge. It was a challenge to get everything hooked around but in the end it is worth all the effort.