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The Island of Lost Souls (1933)

Jan 12, 33 The Island of Lost Souls (1933)

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This diorama is a blending of two separate kits. The jungle “girl” was added to enhance the scene of Moreau asking his creations, “What is the law?” This piece is one of my favorites. Kitmaker: Unknown From Wikipedia: Island of Lost Souls is a sci-fi/horror film starring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi. Produced by Paramount...

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The Mummy (1932)

Dec 22, 32 The Mummy (1932)

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Bust of Boris Karloff as The Mummy. Dust and dirt were added to simulate the ancient age of the mummy. Kit Maker: Janus From Wikipedia: The Mummy is a 1932 horror film from Universal Studios directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff as a revived ancient Egyptian priest. The movie also features Zita Johann, David Manners...

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The Mummy (1932)

Dec 22, 32 The Mummy (1932)

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Boris Karloff from The Mummy. This is one of the first garage kits manufactured in the US. The piece was done by the Master, Kevin Yeagher. To better mimic the mummy’s presentation as seen in the film a sarcophagus was made out of clay to hold the body. The wrappings are gauze soaked in tea to age it. Kit Maker: Jeff Yeagher...

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White Zombie (1932)

Jul 28, 32 White Zombie (1932)

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Bela Lugosi starring in the 1932 independent horror feature White Zombie. In this model, the two lantern lights are illuminated. Kit Maker: Janus From Wikipedia: White Zombie is a 1932 American independent Pre-Code horror film directed and produced by brothers Victor Halperin and Edward Halperin, respectively. The screenplay by...

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Dec 31, 31 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

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Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde. The 1931 classic! Here, Hyde is leaping over the balcony from one of his recent conquests. I added the flower vase to balance out the scene and make it more interesting. Kit Maker: X-O Facto Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...

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Frankenstein (1931)

Nov 21, 31 Frankenstein (1931)

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From Frankenstein. This diorama is a combination of two key elements.  The monster was manufactured by Billiken and the base, door, and electrical machines were manufactured by Nocturna Productions (David Fischer).  I used craft store doll’s eyes (with those black discs that move around when you jiggle them) and carefully cut off...

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Frankenstein (1931)

Nov 21, 31 Frankenstein (1931)

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A key moment in the film, Frankenstein, when the monster is happily looking at a daisy. Soon thereafter, he throws little Maria into the lake thinking she too will float like a daisy. Another Tony McVey masterpiece. Kit Maker: Monsters in Motion Frankenstein (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Frankenstein (1931)...

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Boris Karloff and the Monster (1931)

Nov 21, 31 Boris Karloff and the Monster (1931)

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A tribute to King Boris Karloff. Here is the kind English gentleman relaxing as his famous creation is behind him indicating friendship. The base is a riot of gears and levers as seen in film projectors and the lobby card was created to suggest individual frames of film going through the projector. Kit Maker: Mike Hill Boris...

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