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Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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The Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

Mar 29, 17 The Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

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The key moment in the Universal Frankenstein franchise is when poor Fritz unknowingly dropped the normal brain and instead took the abnormal brain (“Abbie Normal” sez Eye-Gore in “Young Frankenstein”) which was used for the monster. This diorama from the amazing folks at Resin Crypt effectively captures this...

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Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

Mar 29, 17 Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

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The opening sequence to Escape from the Planet of the Apes was quite a surprise the first time I saw this at the theater. This diorama effectively captures this moment in the film when the three ‘ape-o-nauts’ arrived on the sandy beach. The overall paint scheme was straight forward. Since the ape-o-nauts were on a beach...

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The Bride and Groom (1935)

Mar 29, 17 The Bride and Groom (1935)

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The Bride & Groom is from the kind folks at KitKong Model Mansion. The Groom wants the affections of his Bride and she recoils in fear at the thought. Since the Bride was made she was not exposed to sunlight so she has a light skin tone. For the monster, his undercoat is flesh with the Frankenflesh color layered over leaving...

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The Howling (1981)

Oct 19, 16 The Howling (1981)

Posted by in Modern Classics

One of the more interesting werewolf films is the Howling. Especially the human to werewolf transformations that were done all on-camera. Impressive. And we finally have a version of the main werewolf. Though the paint scheme and assembly were straightforward the figure is very top heavy since it is solid resin. Extra brass rod...

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Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Oct 19, 16 Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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For the most part Peter Cushing is poorly represented in the model industry primarily because he did not play any real monsters but, rather, played those who made the monsters. This is why it is enjoyable to add a model of Cushing to the collection. So, where did that skull come...

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Oct 19, 16 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

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The ice cave set in the Universal Studios’ film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, does work in the film. The chipping away of the ice is still fun to watch. For this film most remember the smack-down fight at the end of the movie (or maybe the “wine song”) and not this remarkable ice cave sequence. As a lover of...

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The Day of the Triffids (1962)

Sep 26, 16 The Day of the Triffids (1962)

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Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

Sep 26, 16 Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

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At the 2016 Monsterpalooza show one dealer had this quarter scale Karloff mummy kit that was quite remarkable in its size. The dealer said he only made three copies and this is one of those. The back of the torso had a large seam that needed correcting (I got most of it) otherwise it was a flawless casting. After washing the pieces...

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