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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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Boris Karloff and Jack Pierce, “The Mummy” (1932)

Aug 15, 15 Boris Karloff and Jack Pierce, “The Mummy” (1932)

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I love mummy movies and at the top of the heap is the 1932 Universal Studios’ film, The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff. The man behind the scenes, make-up artist, Jack Pierce, is the man responsible for the incredible image of ImHoTep as he first, “went for a little walk” Way back in 1990 I received the kit,...

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Ardath Bey from “The Mummy” (1932)

Aug 15, 15 Ardath Bey from “The Mummy” (1932)

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This beautiful diorama from KitKong’s Model Mansion is an exact reproduction of the finale of the Universal Studios’ 1932 film, The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff, where the character, Ardath Bey, is menacingly walking after infidels and putting the ol’ ancient Egyptian whammy on them with the statue of Isis in the...

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Pharaoh’s Encounter

Jul 07, 15 Pharaoh’s Encounter

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This diorama, Pharaoh’s Encounter, was released by Monsters in Motion. I have always loved mummy movies and this diorama is sort of an amagamation of the Universal Studios’ Mummy’s Hand and the Mummy’s Tomb with the archaeologist encountering the Lon Chaney, Jr. mummy. The figures are 1/8th scale which makes...

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Jun 18, 15 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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This Creature From the Black Lagoon, done by the wonderful folks at KitKong Model Mansion, is a towering monster of over 17 inches in height and appears to be about 1/5th scale. The base is an inspired effort that captures the creature in his grotto lair. There were a few mold seam lines that needed blending in on the...

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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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