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"
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.
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.
(^Love that painting^)
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.
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!