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Witchfinder General (1968)

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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Aurora’s “Hunchback of Notre...

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The Mole People (1956)

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The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

Dec 26, 15 Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

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One of the main characters from the 1932 film, Freaks, was Schlitze, a micro encephalic male who wore a dress to make toilet functions easier. This diorama was one of the earliest releases from the then-newly minted Sideshow company. According to the enclosed certificate this is kit #16. To support the base angle brackets were...

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The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Oct 06, 15 The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

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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...

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Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Oct 06, 15 Mighty Joe Young (1949)

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Mighty Joe Young was a straightforward build. It is a solid piece of resin so it is quite hefty. No base came with the kit so a wood base was cut with a jigsaw and coated with sculptamold and textured. After drying the surface was painted. Dried plant material was dipped into matte medium, patted dry, and placed next to the dirt...

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Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Sep 26, 15 Monster from Green Hell (1957)

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It is a long list of the many insects, exposed to radiation, who have become giants. Ants, spiders, locusts, scorpions, etc. so why not a giant wasp! A wasp was sent into space and exposed to 40 hours of radiation. The spaceship crash landed in the interior of Western Africa and a team was led to investigate. Giant wasps were...

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Dracula A.D. 1972 “Wheel Of Pain” (1972)

Sep 26, 15 Dracula A.D. 1972 “Wheel Of Pain” (1972)

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Dracula A.D. 1972 “Wheel Of Pain” Resin Model Kit from Alternative Images accurately depicts the opening scene from the Hammer film, Dracula, 1972 A.D., where Dracula is fighting Van Helsing on top of a carriage. The carriage rams into a tree shattering the carriage and as a result a wooden wheel spoke is impaled into...

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The Thing That Couldn’t Die (1958)

Aug 25, 15 The Thing That Couldn’t Die (1958)

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The film, The Thing That Couldn’t Die, is one of my many guilty pleasures. This kit was made by Danny Sirocco at Dimensional Designs. The build up of this kit was straightforward and all of the usual resin problems were fixed prior to painting. It would have been easy to ‘gore up’ the severed neck but I kept it...

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The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Aug 25, 15 The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

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Not much to say about this straightforward build other than pointing out the starfish and clam shell. These are actual life forms that are miniature in nature but in scale with this piece. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) The Monster of Piedras Blancas...

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Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Aug 15, 15 Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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As a Baby Boomer I grew up on Hammer Studio films. I watched them all at the movie theater and countless times in video format since then. From the first film done in 1957, The Curse of Frankenstein, one of the key scenes is when Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) enters his lab and finds to his shock and surprise the monster...

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