Aurora Box Art Tribute - "Bride Of Frankenstein"
1/7 scale, resin / sculpted by Jeff Yagher / Produced by Monsters In Motion

 

Yikes! It only took fifty years, but I finally have the model that I thought was in the box when I bought the Aurora "Bride of Frankenstein" model as a kid!
(Most kids were disappointed when opening one of the Aurora Monster Models in the sixties - the models didn't look anything like the ultra-cool James Bama paintings on their boxes.)

 

It's great to finally be able to take a picture of this.

I love the way her eyes came out.
The kit only came with one electrode; the electrical engineer in me was irritated to no end aboiut that,
so I made a second electrode.

 

 

 

The pipe holding up the huge wheel is made of steel. A resin pipe came with the kit, but I was afraid that it would warp over the years.
I asked for help on the Clubhouse Forums, and a fellow member went down in his basement and cut and bent a piece of steel for me!
(It pays to have friends in high places.)
There wasn't any pole at all included for the lamp, so I bought a piece of hollow brass tubing and used a bender on it,
another excellent suggestion from a clubhouse member.

 

 

The kit didn't include the chains, either. I had to buy these online.

And the distilling bottle and the flask were both cast in white resin; it really bugged me. Originally the kit had come with clear bottles.
I actually re-cast the two using clear resin, as well as re-casting the electrode on the side of the Bride's head (see above).
It was a long and complicated process, and now that I've been through it, I never want to do it again!

 

I'm very proud of the paint job on the nameplate! I have no idea how I learned to be so patient.....

 

 

 

 

Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman
1/7th scale, resin
Re-Produced by Shadow Kreations in 2019 / Sculpted by Jeff Yagher
Nameplate by The Headless Hearseman
Tree, dirt, moss vegetation added



YIKES!!!
This took quite awhile!




I Added the tree, some dirt, and the moss after watching the movie (again).

Excellent, excellent sculpt.

 

 

Bela even has his right-cheek mole!

 



Wolfie's nose is cold and wet! He's in good health!!!

 

 



A detail of the base. I worked on it for a long time before tackling the figures.

 



Don't ever throw anything out - I found this nameplate in my junk drawer!
I even remember receiving it and thinking "well, maybe I'll have a "Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman" model someday".
I even remember picturing this model in my mind, though at the time it was long out of print.
Thanks to Troy Naeyaert of Shadow Creations for re-popping this one!


 

Son Of Frankenstein
1/6 scale, resin
sculptor: Andy Bergholtz / producer: Forbidden Zone



Yeow! A three-run homer!



This was produced years ago, and it looked too daunting to even attempt. Then a used one came up, and I decided to take up the challenge.


All three figures are epoxied to the base. Karloff would be able to stand up anyway, but Igor needs to lean on him a bit, and Basil Rathbone needs to lean on the monster a lot just to stay up.








Looks at these hands! I thought it would be a nightmare to try to line them up, but it wasn't so bad in the end.



Nice base, too. This kit was a joy to work on.


Frankenstein and Fritz
1/6 scale
sculptor: Jeff Yagher / producer: XOFacto (two separate kits)
scratch-built base, nameplate by The Headless Hearseman


After building the Bride of Frankenstein 4-figure set (see below), I realized that I desperately needed a really good Yagher sculpt of the 1931 monster,
and this one came up on eBay, so I built this dio using him and the Fritz that I already had.

 

 

 

The Bride of Frankenstein
Yagher Classics 5 & 6
1/6 scale
sculptor: Jeff Yagher / producer: XOFacto

A classic! Well, OK, two classics! And I finally bagged them!

The dynamism of the pose of Dr. Praetorius demands that he be pegged to the floor since he's off balance. You'd be a bit off-balance, too....

Dr. Frankenstein also needs to lean on the Bride, else he'd fall over as well.

 

 

 

 

I love the expressions on their faces. This is the best Colin Clive model I've seen. And his nose was missing when I got the model used! I had to sculpt a new one, but I did a pretty good job.

 

I built a diorama for it a few years later - here it is:

The floor is balsafoam; the walls are a wooden frame with "plaster wrap" laid over them.

 

The doorway leads to stairs; the stairway is lit by a torch that I got from Starlight Productions (?). It's lit up and flickers red and orange.

The electrical apparatus came from Monsters-in-Motion's "Crazy, Am I?" kit.

 

 


Son of Frankenstein
1/8th scale
Monster: vinyl, Geometric // Igor: Mike Hill through Village Comics, resin // base: resin, Geometric


WOW! Igor was absolutely the perfect way to fill this diorama!
Thanks to Fritz (the Headless Hearseman) for giving him up!

 



Lugosi was SO malevolent in this film.

 

 

 


The close-up of Karloff shows that I re-painted the face using very few colors.
I got the idea from watching the film again - Jack Pierce really hurried through the makeup this time. He didn't use much shadowing or depth.

 

Fritz
XOFacto, sculpted by Jeff Yagher
1/6 scale, resin


Excellent model, excellent casting! I got it for a good price through the Clubhouse (thanks again, Greg!)


Yeow! Looney Tunes!



I'll be using him in a huge diorama, so I didn't need the base. I also needed a torch instead of a whip, so I made one out of Alves.


Let this be a lesson - you pay someone minimum wage, they don't take pride in their work. They mistakenly grab the abnormal brain, etc.....




Re-engaged
1/7th scale, resin
from Kitkong's Mansion








This thing is a beast! It took forever to build and paint, with lots of roadblocks and dead ends along the way.
But wow, was it worth the effort!














I usually don't go for girl models or for variations on the classic horror icons, but this one knocked me out and became a "must-have" for me.








THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Moebius, 1/8th scale, styrene, sculpted by Jeff Yagher


This is probably the most beautiful styrene model I've ever seen.
The bottles were a nightmare, though.










 



What an expression on Karloff's face....




....and also on the face of the Bride. I have a feeling this date is not going to go well...

 

 

THE MONSTER
1/4 scale, hollow-cast resin (head and hands are solid-cast)
Sculpted by Adam Dougherty for KitKong Mansion -this is a BIG model!



 

 

 

 


Nice base, too - excellent nameplate!

 

 

Here's a side-by-side size comparison between the Aurora Frankenstein and this behemoth:

Here's what it looks like in my living room. It's too big for the Model Museum room:

 


 

1/6th scale, vinyl, Horizon





"Crazy, Am I?" from Monsters In Motion (Colin Clive)
1/6th scale, resin:






The Bride of Frankenstein
1/6 scale, resin, scratch-built table:





"Frankenstein", 1/8 scale styrene, Moebius Models
with replacement head, extra trunk and ceiling piece, scratch-built back wall through the doorway.









BIG FRANKY! with a BIG bottle of wine!
(but alas, with no neck bolts! I lost them!)

 

Old faithful, from Aurora:


 

 

 

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