Aurora Box Art Tribute
1/6th scale, resin
sculpted by Jeff Yagher / produced by Monsters In Motion
scratch-built wall, window, curtains, and stool

That's a little tiny Aurora Box replica next to the model. It's about 8 inches high.


The wall is built of basswood with scale model basswood trim. I also used basswood trim and scrap pieces to built the window.
Then I used some recycled hard plastic packaging for the glass, cutting a piece to cover the rear of the window.
I cut jagged holes in it for each broken pane, and then sprayed it with dullcote to dirty it up and give it some contrast.
I then took a piece of canvas and spray-painted it black a few times.
I used a pencil to draw rain on it, using a small carpenter's square so that all the drops would be parallel.
After that, I painted some of the rain silver. I glued it to the back of the window and it looked great!

I also replaced the opaque flask in his hand with a clear one. That felt like major surgery!


Here it is next to an original Aurora box, which was slightly green in 1964.


I sculpted the curtains out of air-dried clay, which is very fragile.
I gave it a bunch of coats of paint and then sprayed dullcote over it in three coats to try to give it strength.
Afterwards, it accidentally dropped to the floor and didn't even shatter!


If you want clear bottles like the pictures at Monsters In Motion, you need to buy them.
You really need those bottles. The opaque ones are useless.

The magnifying glass isn't transparent!
I painted it the same as the table (only a bit bigger) and then filled it with acrylic gloss finish.
When you line up the grain like this, it seems like it's magnifying the table top.


I made the stool out of spare balsa and bass wood.
I have no idea where the rat came from, but I thought he fit well.
Everyone should have a rat or two in their junk draw!

Mr. Hyde
1/6 scale, resin / Monsters In Motion / Sculpted by Jeff Yagher

This was my first resin model. When I bought this in the late nineties, I had never seen a model of this lunatic before in any medium.
I thought it was SO cool and caught him SO well - scared and looking over his shoulder, ready to pounce on anyone who was following him -
that I just HAD to buy it. Bless my wife Tara - she agreed! And then I was in resin heaven - in sculpt quality, this was light years away from styrene.

I watched the movie again the other night after taking these photographs, and I was once again blown away by Frederic March's performance.
It doesn't even occur to the viewer that these two guys are the same actor!
And WOW, is this Pre-Code movie all about sexual frustration! What a difference compared to all the other versions. Watch it again and see what I mean.

The lamppost has wilted over time; I may fix it with a metal rod, but for now it looks very Cailgari-ish.

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