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.




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 would be, 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.


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.


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.....

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.

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...

1/4 scale, hollow-cast resin (head and hands are solid-cast) 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:

The empty room for the upcoming dio:

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