The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

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 decided that a film-grab from the movie’s trailer would be best to place on the drive-in screen. Though the film is in black & white the color scheme of a gila monster is easy to get over the Internet. Each of those reddish-pink bumps was painted a few times to achieve the final look. I almost needed therapy when I was done!