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Giant classic monster diorama
« on: December 10, 2009, 04:17:06 PM »
 
          I have been posting about this on modeling boards, but thought people over here may want to watch the progress on this huge diorama I am building. It will consist of 25 kits (many of them are the Jeff Yagher X-0 Facto kits) and many are Universal monsters. It's going to be HUGE! It's got a long way top go but you can see early test set ups, progress on the BOF lab scene etc, to get the general idea. Currently I am building the BOF lab scene, but it's much more than just that! The Monster, Pretorious, the Bride and Dr. Frank are all there, but other monsters are along for the party too.

  I have so many kits I had decided to build a bunch of them up for a big shebang so henceforth this diorama project.........

   Quasimodo is up top in the "Fritz" role. Right alongside in their own little space are the Phantom and Christine. Up top looking down in anger will be the Chris Lee Frankenstein monster. Breaking through the wall of the lab is the original Golem (this is a nod to our Halloween show from last year where we had the Golem smash through the wall of an ancient Egyptian tomb to battle the Mummy). Off to the other side will be the 1943 Wolfman. Looking at him through the doorway will be Maleva the gypsy woman. Next to the Phantom is the Chaney Mummy. Also Nosferatu squaring off with the Lugosi Dracula and his bride. Fritz and Frank going at it. The Werewolf of London and The Curse of the Werewolf in a stare down contest (although I am pretty sure COTW would win that one hands down). Claude Rains and the Wolfman struggling. Cesare carrying his woman down the street AND more. Whew. You can see some in progress pics here.

         http://www.flickr.com/photos/transistorfilms/

  Hope to keep you all posted. Please let me know what you think so far.

     Robert Troch
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 05:13:14 PM »
Damn!!! That is gonna be off the hook Robert!
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 05:29:15 PM »
this will be a superb diorama when finished.

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 05:54:12 PM »
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o This is going be spectacular !!!!... you can charge admission to see this!!!!

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 08:44:43 PM »
Robert: 

Excellent idea - really wonderful.  Has John Tucky seen you're inventive use of the TOL kits?  Bravo!   

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 10:02:37 PM »
This is an insane idea and should be abandoned immediately.  Aw, whom am I kidding--FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 10:03:46 PM »
   Hey everyone. Thanks for all the positive comments. Yes, Tucky knows all about it. I hope I can keep the project moving along at a decent pace. I would love to see it done in my lifetime.

    Thanks,

    Robert Troch
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 10:09:29 PM »
That is Amazing. I can't wait to see it finished. Hurry Up.  ;) HHW

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 10:10:33 PM »
Wow!  I can't wait to see it finished!
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 10:47:36 PM »
Oh yes, Iíve seen it and have already told Robert how great it is.  This is an amazing project.  Possibly the biggest of its kind.  The idea of creating a huge diorama that incorporates so many monsters is, well, genius.  I canít wait to see the completed dio.  Imagine entering this at Wonderfest.  Excellent work, Robert.
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 09:16:55 AM »
Please do post more pics!! You'll need Hanger 18 to store it in!!!

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009, 10:30:35 AM »
   Hey thanks everyone.

  John....forget about it being at Wonderfest. Imagine even getting it there!

  Now I now why so many guys are needed in shops like Stan Winston's, Greg Nicotero's and Weta. There are so many damn details to take care of with big projects. Sheesh. Ah, what am I complaining about. I love it. Now if someone would only pay me for it. That would mean 8-10 hours a day. Then it would really move fast.


     Robert Troch
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 11:06:59 AM »
Robert, Can you give us some idea of the size footprint this thing has?  I have trouble imagining how many feet long, deep, high--it's obviously massive in scope!  Wherever you are building it--it stays in that room forever more, does it?  Or do you have a moving/staging plan for another room?  As a collector with insanely small rooms in a very small house, I can only dream of creating anything of this size.
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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 02:39:01 PM »
Oh! Oh! Add a train! Please add a TRAIN!!!!

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Re: Giant classic monster diorama
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 04:50:23 PM »
Robert, Can you give us some idea of the size footprint this thing has?  I have trouble imagining how many feet long, deep, high--it's obviously massive in scope!  Wherever you are building it--it stays in that room forever more, does it?  Or do you have a moving/staging plan for another room?  As a collector with insanely small rooms in a very small house, I can only dream of creating anything of this size.
Took the words right out of my brain.....How big is this Diorama to be ?

 

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