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 Classic Monster Models, Because I'm just that geeky
bigbadlochness
Posted: Jan 19 2012, 04:33 AM


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So I recently got on a kick to build the classic monster models, originally released by Aurora in the 1960's and 70's. I've done this before, when I was 7 and 8, but I wanted to actually try to paint them half-decently this time. For my first kit, I built up "Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde"

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That's probably outrageously large, so the rest of the pictures will be in clickable thumbnail. It was a learning experience, and so there was a lot of repainting and polishing. There's some problems: I never got the eyes exactly right and the arms didn't fit quite the way I wanted to. But overall, I think the work I put in paid off.

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This model originally came out in 1964, but this is a 2007 rerelease. They molded the lab equipment in clear plastic as an update, but oddly didn't bother to add some teeth, which the original model is curiously missing. I had to sculpt some dentures for him. The bookcase and everything in it is part of a fan-made add-on, which I think adds a lot.

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(^Love that painting^)

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The rat and spider are both outrageously large for English species, so I painted a bit of green on their respective mouthparts to suggest that they've been into Jekyll's formula. The labels and notes I made up in GIMP and then printed out and dabbed with watered-down paint.

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If anyone's curious, I could talk more about how I made it or the history of the model, but I think I've rambled plenty long.
Here's the photobucket album, including pics of the process of building: http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/big...as%20Mr%20Hyde/

And a site that has a lot of good info on the classic models: http://www.professorplastik.com/monster_si...ge_frameset.htm

Thanks for taking a look!


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Posted: Jan 19 2012, 02:45 PM


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You did an great job with the paint. I love how you textured the wood on the chair and table.


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Jesus lizard
Posted: Jan 19 2012, 03:41 PM


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The green goo dribbling down his lab coat is pretty nice, but it feels like you layered the brown for his arm hair too thickly.
Maybe just me.


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ScutigeraColeoptrata
Posted: Jan 19 2012, 03:53 PM


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All the little details are fantastic. The textures on the table look great, as do the glass vials and apparatus. I especially like the dry brushing you used for the hair.


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bigbadlochness
Posted: Jan 19 2012, 07:00 PM


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Thanks for the positive feedback, guys! I really appreciate it. I'm starting in on the Hunchback now, which presents an interesting challenge as a glow in the dark kit.

And JL, I agree with you on the hairy "Hyde" arm. I think the problem is that i accidentally got a blob of white paint on it when I was painting the lab coat. I had to do another base coat because the hair color was mixed and impossible to completely match. With that and another dry-brush coat on top of it, I think I had way too many coats and obliterated some of the detail. Oh well.


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