1/6 scale, resin (and fake hair)
Sculpted by Jon Wang for Monstrology Models
Currently sold by The Headless Hearseman (maybe - his time is tight nowadays)
Scratch-built base - balsa wood, balsa foam books, 12 x 6 mirror
Ah - Edison's "Frankenstein"! A long-lost film (recently found) and a rare model, done up in all its glory.
The rug is a doll-house rug that I dipped in a wash of black and then squeezed dry to make the color more appropriate.
I used half of it on a similar diorama, "The Cat And The Canary", and half of it here.
The cut edge is tucked and glued under the front edge of the base.
The mirror came from an auto glass shop nearby. They charged me $7 and cut it while I waited. What a deal!
I built a basswood frame around it, with detailing from Northeastern Scale Lumber (see below).
I also tilted it a bit with support in the rear so that the viewer would see more of the Monster in the reflection.
The hair is synthetic and really difficult for a klutz like me to glue on. I've seen it done better.
Still, it is SO cool. Here's what it looked like before I trimmed it:
People on the modeling boards thought it looked like Cindy Lauper.
The nameplate is also from the Headless Hearseman; the original model comes with a small base that includes a different nameplate.
The bookcase is basswood (a sturdy cousin of balsa wood). The trims came from Northeastern Scale Lumber, a highly recommended source.
Reasonably priced, accurate cuts and measurements, and fast shipping.
The shelves and sides are 1/8" thick; I glued 1/8" half rounds to the visible edges to make them look finished.
The books are made of balsa foam. (There are two densities; resist the urge to go with the lighter density.
The heavier density is sturdier to work with.)
The text on the bindings are just random nicks I did with one of my sculpting tools. Don't look too closely!
The skull on the shelf and the books on the floor are leftovers from Moebius' "Invisible Man".
And a whacked-out movie, too! This was an officially "lost" film for decades until someone in the Midwest turned up with a print.
He wanted an outrageous amount of money to let anyone see it, but now it's on YouTube.
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