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By Request
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:07:49 PM »
Here are some of my past builds whose images were obliterated by PhotoBucket. These are a somewhat humorous take on life as a Monster Kid, a Monstrous rock band and what the Wolf Man should really be riding. These are all original pieces made with heavily altered kits. I hope you enjoy them again.











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Re: By Request
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 05:36:13 PM »
I love the model kit builder/painter! It's a hell of a diorama! So much detail!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 07:39:05 PM »
Awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 10:50:55 PM »
I love the model kit builder/painter! It's a hell of a diorama! So much detail!

The very concept/idea behind each of these scratch builds is fabulous above and beyond their execution!

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Here are some of my past builds whose images were obliterated by PhotoBucket. These are a somewhat humorous take on life as a Monster Kid....

But speaking of execution:

1. It looks to me as if actual flicker rings were used for the eyes of the young fellow watching TV. Am I correct? But is that Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the boy's hands made of actual paper? Did you scan an actual copy of Famous Monsters, reduce the images in size and then print the images?

2. Where/how did you get the dog?

3. The little kid building the model started out as the Hawk Frantic Banana, did he not? But how did you reproduce scale models of the Aurora kits that the kid has already assembled? And how difficult was it to get those empty model boxes? The white ones look as if they're supposed to be Hawk Silly Surfers. Did you scan each side of actual model boxes, reduce the images in size, print them and then glue the printed images to little pieces of cardboard you had cut and folded to scale?

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 01:17:39 AM »
I love these, especially the rock band! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 09:23:26 AM »
Awesome work! Its inspiring to see how these models can be adopted to whole new works of art. Any chance the Creature might join the Auroras? Hed make a mean keyboard player!
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 11:33:49 AM »
It's Phantom that would actually be a natural on keyboards.



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Creature though would be a truly excellent lead singer cum harmonica player. With all that underwater swimming, he's got great lungs so that he can really belt out the songs.

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Re: By Request
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 03:05:59 PM »
Here are the answers to your questions---

But speaking of execution:

1. It looks to me as if actual flicker rings were used for the eyes of the young fellow watching TV. Am I correct? But is that Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the boy's hands made of actual paper? Did you scan an actual copy of Famous Monsters, reduce the images in size and then print the images?

The image in the kid's eyes is the same image that appears on the TV screen. It was a scanned photo, tinted brownish, reduced in size and glued on to his eyeballs.
The magazine was scanned from an actual issue of FM and from the interior of that issue as well. Incidentally, that's the first issue of Famous Monsters I ever bought.


2. Where/how did you get the dog?

The dog was a little decorative piece from The Dollar Tree. He was modified slightly to play his role in this piece. As a side note, this one was inspired by a story artist Kerry Gammil told on the Monster Kid Home Movies DVD about how he used his pet's fur to do a werewolf make up in his own monster movie as a kid. This kit is now in his collection.


3. The little kid building the model started out as the Hawk Frantic Banana, did he not? But how did you reproduce scale models of the Aurora kits that the kid has already assembled? And how difficult was it to get those empty model boxes? The white ones look as if they're supposed to be Hawk Silly Surfers. Did you scan each side of actual model boxes, reduce the images in size, print them and then glue the printed images to little pieces of cardboard you had cut and folded to scale?

Yes he is the Frantic Banana, repositioned into a model building pose.
Those little  kits on his shelf were also from the Dollar Tree. They were offered one year at Halloween as both tiny figures and as thumb wrestlers wielding baseball bats. I just reposed them and added bases.
The stack of kit boxes was a photograph of a stack of boxes next to my building area, I shot all five sides straight on, assembled those images into a "wrap around" piece and glued it to a chunk of wood cut to size. I did the Creature box at his feet in a similar way, but printed it on glossy photo paper and folded it into a box top.


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Re: By Request
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 09:28:35 AM »
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Yes he is the Frantic Banana, repositioned into a model building pose.

Cool! Very nicely adapted indeed.



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