Aurora Box Art Tribute - Wolfman
1/7th scale, resin / sculpted by Jeff Yagher / produced by Monsters In Motion
scratch-built backdrop / nameplate by Nick DiRado

The Aurora Wolf Man was my first model kit, back when I was a tyke 6 years of age.
The cover art blew me away - all I could think of were the people probably enjoying their dinner in the house in the distance,
not knowing what was prowling outside! Needless to say, the actual model inside the box was a letdown.
But to now have this excellent model of the cover art - well, that just completes a circle for me!

The background is a sheet of plexi, primed and painted with acrylics.

Grrr! I used a color scheme usually reserved for Golden Retrievers, just like the Aurora box art.





Here's the base without Wolfie:

And here's the backdrop. This was a lot of fun to paint!

A better shot of the base:




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

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!

1/5 scale. resin

Sculpted by Kreature Kid / Produced by Kit Kong

This thing is a beauty, and it's BIG!
Kit Kong has another 1/4 scale Wolfman model; this was an earlier release.

He's ready to pounce!


I love the base. Like an idiot, I was building it with the stump in the rear. The second day I was working on it, I picked it up and noticed the nameplate. Duh!
So now it's facing the correct way.



On The Prowl, 1/6 scale, resin
Sculpted by Jeff Yagher / Produced by Resin Crypt

I had lusted after this model for a long time and finally bit the (silver) bullet.
This scene was my first glimpse of a movie monster back when I was six years old.
I had watched the first half-hour of the movie and was getting bored. Everyone at school said it was wicked scary, but it was just a bunch of people talking.
Then I saw the feet walking through the woods, and then the camera panned up to the face.
Game over; I was hooked for life.....

I wanted to go with an autumn look. I first saw this film during Halloween week on TV. I was deliciously scared of the woods for a long time after that....


This is a kit from the early days of garage kits; I think it originally had a different base, or maybe even no base at all.
It's wonderful that Vin at Resin Crypt still has the molds. This is probably the best Wolfman figure I've ever seen; at least it's the most classic.


Polar Lights, 1/4 scale, cold-cast resin
This thing is HUGE and HEAVY - you could use the figure as a weapon!






While I was prepping it by washing it in the sink, one of the fingers broke off.
I went nuts looking for it and then finally opened the trap under the sink;
the finger made a bit of a "ting!" when it landed in a saucepan I was using to catch the water. Whew!

Nice base - MUCH more detail than the 1/12 scale styrene version of the same sculpt.

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


Here's the styrene Polar Lights model, about 1/12th scale. As nice a model as it is, it pales in comparison the the 1/4 scale version.
It's almost as tall as the 1/4 scale version's waist:


Horizon, 1/6 scale vinyl; scratch-built base

(This was my first pro model. It blew me away!)


Old Faithful, Aurora 1/8 scale styrene
Polar Lights reissue


Please don't ask where the rope knot went that belongs on his waist.....

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