A MONSTER MADE BY MAN!
PRODUCER: JIM PEAVEY; SCULPTOR UNKNOWN
1/5TH SCALE, RESIN, CLEAR RESIN HEAD, SCRATCH-BUILT POSTER DISPLAY
SIMILAR LEDS AVAILABLE FROM STARLIGHTING PROJECTS
This was a lot of fun! The body is hollow; I drilled a large hole in the bottom of his left shoe and in the top of the torso where the head would be attached.
I then ran wires by snaking them with a thin dowel to get the LED in the neck and the wires at the base.
I drilled into the clear resin head from the base of the neck up about 1/4". When I puttied the LED into the hole in the torso, the head fit over it perfectly.
I hooked up this great circuit that I got from a store that's now gone. However, you can get a similar circuit from Starlighting Projects.
The LED pulsates, just like his head does in the movie. I did a few washes of dark green on the head, wiping it off from the highlights completely.
I also painted the corneas of the eyes as well as the eyebrows. This was the only way to make the head look like it does in the film -
you still need to see the eyes and the hair, though the light should leak through them a bit.
I painted the suit in burnt orange; it was the closest I could come to that old "hot water bottle" rubber that we had back in the fifties and sixties.
This really is a great little movie. 65 minutes with Lon Chaney (just before he starred in The Wolf Man) and Lionel Atwill as one sick, twisted scientist (again).
He gets Chaney addicted to doses of high voltage electricity just to see what happens to him, even though it's obviously wrecking his life.
It's like watching a doctor experiment with crack addiction on a patient - very disturbing to watch, and my kind of movie!
I photoshopped out the wiring. I'll be building a base someday and I'll hide the wiring underneath it.
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