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Witchfinder General (1968)

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The Mutations (1974)

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The Wolf Man (1941)

May 10, 15 The Wolf Man (1941)

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This Jeff Yagher sculpted piece was released by Resin Crypt and is a superb rendition of Lon Chaney as the Wolf Man. The juxtaposition of the figure with the tree elevates this from just another Wolf Man into an eye-catching diorama. The build up was straightforward. However, the tree roots needed to be covered and extended into...

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Talos from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Apr 20, 15 Talos from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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This diorama by X-O Facto was a straightforward build. Talos comes with two heads, one looking straightforward and the second looking to the left, which is the one I chose to have him look at the two instigators. These two figures are tiny, about 1.5 cm tall, but are in scale to the bronze figure of Talos. To establish the bronze...

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Clash of the Titans (1981)

Apr 20, 15 Clash of the Titans (1981)

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I’ve always wanted to say, “release the Kraken” and actually have it come true. Since that is likely not going to happen the next best thing is this diorama by Joe Laudati and released by Monsters in Motion. The build was straightforward with no surprises. I had to break out those 0000 brushes to get at those tiny...

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Tales of Terror (1962)

Apr 13, 15 Tales of Terror (1962)

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Vincent Price mostly played characters in his films and not necessarily made-up monsters so it is a treat to get another version of the master in one of his interesting roles, that of Fortunato in the fourth of the “Corman-Poe” cycle of films, Tales of Terror. This sculpt, by Jeff Yagher and released by X-O Facto/Tower...

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Mar 27, 15 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

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As a young adolescent when I saw Attack of the 50 Foot Woman at the theater my hormones were indeed raging at the interesting possibilities of such an imposing female. Sculpted by Joe Laudati and released by Monsters in Motion this diorama masterfully depicts a key scene from the film when the giant star grabs her two-timing...

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Metropolis (1927)

Mar 23, 15 Metropolis (1927)

Posted by in Silents

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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