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Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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Trog (1970)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

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Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

May 11, 16 Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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There are many film versions of Frankenstein and one of the more interesting concepts is starting with a handsome creature that turns ugly during the course of the film. This is the premise behind, Frankenstein: The True Story. The final stage of decay is effectively captured with this sculpt by Joe Simon for Model Prisoners. This...

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The Land Unknown (1957)

May 03, 16 The Land Unknown (1957)

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One of the cheesiest dinosaurs in SF films is the T-Rex seen in The Land Unknown. This version, courtesy of the folks at Monsters-in-Motion, accurately captures the unmistakable T-Tex is all his cheesy glory. The challenge was in trying to paint it to look cheesy instead of what a T-Rex should look like. And, yes, those teeth are a...

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Reptilicus (1961)

Feb 28, 16 Reptilicus (1961)

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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Jan 20, 16 Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

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This monster of a monster stands a whopping 26 inches tall! It is the largest model I have built and this version came via courtesy of Monsters in Motion. I thank Terry Fritton, proprietor, for letting me have ol’ Blackie here. Due to his large size the piece was put together in subassemblies. A modest amount of seam removal...

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Oxygen Destroyer from Godzilla (1954)

Jan 20, 16 Oxygen Destroyer from Godzilla (1954)

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Everyone loves Godzilla and just about every image of the Big G has been captured in dimensional form. In the original 1954 film Godzilla is destroyed by a seemingly simple device that destroys oxygen, thereby killing Godzilla. The inventor of the oxygen destroyer, Dr. Serizawa, commits suicide while deploying the device. This...

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Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

Dec 26, 15 Schlitze from “Freaks” (1932)

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One of the main characters from the 1932 film, Freaks, was Schlitze, a micro encephalic male who wore a dress to make toilet functions easier. This diorama was one of the earliest releases from the then-newly minted Sideshow company. According to the enclosed certificate this is kit #16. To support the base angle brackets were...

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The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Oct 06, 15 The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

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Critics can say what they want but I do enjoy watching The Giant Gila Monster. As a tribute, Monsters in Motion released this diorama based on the film. This diorama montage features a hotrod and a drive-in movie screen. The not-included hotrod people were sourced from the model railroad industry (HO scale). After some thought I...

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Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Oct 06, 15 Mighty Joe Young (1949)

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Mighty Joe Young was a straightforward build. It is a solid piece of resin so it is quite hefty. No base came with the kit so a wood base was cut with a jigsaw and coated with sculptamold and textured. After drying the surface was painted. Dried plant material was dipped into matte medium, patted dry, and placed next to the dirt...

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