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Witchfinder General (1968)

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Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

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From Hell It Came (1957)

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

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The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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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 Black Scorpion (1957)

Feb 18, 15 The Black Scorpion (1957)

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The Black Scorpion is an interesting film if for no other reason because the stop-motion animation was directed by Willis O’Brien, the original animator to the 1933 classic, King Kong. Among the animation effects is a battle sequence between the giant scorpions and giant worms. At the climax of the film the singular giant...

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Mark of the Vampire (1935)

Jan 20, 15 Mark of the Vampire (1935)

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This model kit was a straightforward build with no particular problems. All paints were acrylics. Those “wings” of Luna needs some discussions. No where in the actual film does the Luna character appear wearing those wings so why are they there? During the last few minutes of the film, when the characters say (spoiler...

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Gorgo (1961)

Jan 15, 15 Gorgo (1961)

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For many, Gorgo is considered the poor man’s Godzilla. When Gorgo first hit the movie theaters during the early 1960s I was there in the audience enjoying the film. What is unusual about the plot for Gorgo is the monster and her baby both escape unharmed at the end of the film. The building of this diorama was straightforward...

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Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Dec 12, 14 Captive Wild Woman (1943)

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A guilty pleasure 1940s film. A mad scientist (John Carradine) makes a hormonal gland extract which transforms a gorilla into a woman. The Captive Wild Woman, played by Acquanetta, reverts from human form into a sort of throwback primate, neither ape nor human. This model by Alternate Images depicts the half-transformed beast. The...

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Dec 12, 14 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Posted by in Harryhausen

This diorama ‘playset’ by Michael Parks is a very rare kit with very few copies made. Since this is so rare a copy of the box art is included. This diorama kit was designed to resemble those Marx playsets of long ago though anyone who would want to actually play with the 7th Voyage playset should get his medications...

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Dec 02, 14 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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This is the styrene model kit by Moebius that depicts the famous “love scene” between the Bride and the monster. The kit itself was easy to assemble and the directions were straightforward with no problems. The paint is acrylic and after painting the clear glassware each piece was coated with Future Floor Wax for that...

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Them! (1954)

Nov 29, 14 Them! (1954)

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Them! features those wonderful gi-ants! I seem to watch this film at least once a year. It is a favorite. At a recent Wonderfest at Michael Parks table he had this interesting diorama of Them!. All in all this was a straightforward build with no surprises. Some thought went into the positioning of the legs of the large gi-ant since...

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