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Witchfinder General (1968)

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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Gargoyles (1972)

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The Mole People (1956)

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The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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Harpy from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

May 28, 19 Harpy from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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“The number of creatures that sprang from the mind of Ray Harryhausen is difficult to comprehend. From his film, Jason and the Argonauts, we have his harpies. This beastie was produced courtesy of Dimensional Designs. The buildup was straightforward and since the body color is uniform it was easy to paint (a mixture of...

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The Mutations (1974)

May 28, 19 The Mutations (1974)

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The Freakmaker (aka, The Mutations) is a film where a botanist creates a Venus flytrap/human hybrid. This ‘plantimal’ can walk, speak, and kills victims by using the digestive organs on his chest. This figure is rare and comes from those wonderful sculptors from Japan.

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Make-Up Call

Apr 19, 19 Make-Up Call

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Boris Karloff is a Star by all accounts and no doubt had his own make-up room. The figure for this wonderful diorama, marketed by Monsters in Motion was sculpted by Pat Delaney and Bill Craft designed the base. The tiles for the floor were individually blocked out and painted separately. The star on the door was first painted then...

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From Hell It Came (1957)

Apr 18, 19 From Hell It Came (1957)

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This fun diorama depicts the walking tree, Tabanga, from the film, From Hell it Came. The build-up of the 1/6th scale diorama was straightforward so the challenge came in painting all the detail. For the small voodoo doll, slivers of wood were used.

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Salem’s Lot (1979)

Apr 17, 19 Salem’s Lot (1979)

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One of Stephen King’s early books was Salem’s Lot where a vampire, effectively played by Reggie Nalder, takes over a town. With Nalder’s natural looks he could have played a vampire without any makeup but in this film the character has yellow eyes with orange pupils and a deep shade of blue skin.

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Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

Apr 17, 19 Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

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Ray Harryhausen designed some iconic figures in the fantasy world. One of his more interesting is Calibos from the film, Clash of the Titans. In the film, Calibos is featured as both a stop-motion character as well as a live action actor. The difference is when his tail is seen; when no tail is seen then it’s the live actor...

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Zombie (1979)

Mar 10, 19 Zombie (1979)

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Lucio Fulci’s film, Zombie, was a tour de force in the zombie world. This version of one of the risen dead, released by Resin Realities, includes a base with Fulci’s name partly engraved on a tombstone. All paints were acrylics and added layer after layer to achieve the final effect. Of note are the worms in his right...

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Frankenstein in Chains

Mar 10, 19 Frankenstein in Chains

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Once again from the God-given talented hands of Jeff Yagher comes another beautiful sculpt. This ‘Frankenstein in Chains’ was released through Tower of London. The supplied chain needed some cleaning up of seam issues but otherwise the pieces needed virtually no further work. The flesh areas of the monster were first...

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