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Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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Trog (1970)

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The Invisible Man (1933)

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Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

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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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The Fly (1958)

Sep 26, 16 The Fly (1958)

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

One of the most instantly recognized lines from any film is from the The Fly, starring Vincent Price. At the end of that film, when the fly-man hybrid is caught in a spider’s web and is about to be consumed by a spider we can hear the high-pitched scream of “help meeeeā€¦help meeeeeee”. It still sends chills up and...

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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Jul 12, 16 Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Posted by in Modern Classics

Bride of Re-Animator, the sequel to Re-Animator, shows what a contemporary interpretation of the classic Bride of Frankenstein. This diorama, done by Greg Nicotero and his gang, was released in the 1990s and had all the usual mold and casting problems of model kits of that era. After all mold seams were removed, casting holes...

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Twins of Evil (1971)

Jul 12, 16 Twins of Evil (1971)

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Peter Cushing has not been represented enough in the garage kit industry so anything of him is always welcomed. This version of Sir Peter has him all decked out in his puritanical witch hunting gear, replete with his justice-bringing blade, just after the key moment in the Hammer film, Twins of Evil, where he has decapitated one of...

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Norman Bates

May 30, 16 Norman Bates

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If you ever end up at the Bates Motel be sure NOT to get room #1. Everyone’s favorite motel manager, Norman Bates, is wonderfully captured by the sultan of sculpting, Jeff Yagher, and distributed by X-O Facto and Tower of London. To achieve the texture of his blanket I used a rattle can of paint and gently spritzed the spray...

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Dracula’s Coffin

May 30, 16 Dracula’s Coffin

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I am surprised that no one had depicted the final staking scene in the 1931 Universal Studio film, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. This scene, at the end of the film, is depicted off-screen and all we hear is a moan after the staking. In an attempt to mimic this scene two Jeff Yagher sculpts, both born from X-O Facto and Tower of...

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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

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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