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Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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Trog (1970)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

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Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

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The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Jul 06, 13 The Last Man on Earth (1964)

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This is a black & white film and though tempting to paint the piece a monotone gray to simulate the B&W look I decided to paint the diorama in color. Noticing the tones and hues of Price’s clothes they all appear to be earth-toned browns. For the mirror I cut pieces of reflective mylar to fit within the frame. From...

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The Iron Giant (1999)

Jul 01, 13 The Iron Giant (1999)

Posted by in Modern Classics

The head to the Iron Giant bust was clear cast. The eye areas were masked off and the rest of the head painted. After drying the masks were removed thereby preserving the clear eye sockets. Inside the head was inserted a small piece of reflective mylar. Over this were inserted two green LED lights, one for each eye. Coin batteries...

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Tremors (1990)

Jul 01, 13 Tremors (1990)

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From the cult classic, Tremors: Several parts of the Tremors kit were made of white metal which required special attention. Drill bits capable of drilling through metal were used to set pins for secure attachment of these to the resin parts. From Wikipedia: Tremors is a 1990 American science fiction horror comedy film directed by...

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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

Posted by in Rare & Unusual, Silents

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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They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1969)

May 14, 13 They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1969)

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This scratch built piece is based on the film, “They Saved Hitler’s Brain”, also known as the “The Madmen of Mandoras”. The head was obtained from Legend Toys. The box is plasticard cut, glued, and bondo covered to smooth out the seams. The gauge rims were cut from plasticard tubes and glued to the...

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The Green Slime (1968)

Apr 24, 13 The Green Slime (1968)

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

This kit was all in all a straightforward build with no particular difficulties. The kit I received did not have a face place for the astronaut’s helmet and the diorama needed one. I cut a piece of clear blister pack plastic and wrapped it around a 1 inch dowel. I gently heated it with a heat gun making the plastic form to...

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Apr 22, 13 The Angry Red Planet (1959)

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“The Angry Red Planet”, a 1959 release. Here is information from Wikipedia: The Angry Red Planet (aka Invasion of Mars and Journey to Planet Four) is a 1959 science fiction film starring Gerald Mohr and directed by Ib Melchior. Melchior was only given 10 days and a budget of $200,000 to make the film. This necessitated...

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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Mar 21, 13 The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Posted by in Hammer

This diorama is an amalgamation of three separate kits from X-O Facto all on Hammer Film’s Brides of Dracula, sculpted by Jeff Yagher. The inspiration for this piece came from David Fisher (publisher and art director for Amazing Figure Modeler magazine) who showed how to incorporate the three kits into a single piece. All...

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