Built Models Figures and Others - 3
are pictures of older built up models I have done, going
back to the 1980s. Models I've assembled over the years,
before I really took a lot of pictures like I do today.
of the images are less than perfect, some are even from
Poloroids, so bare with me here.
Lindberg Godzilla figure kit. This is hard plastic. It's not a
bad kit, though it does have a serious seam that runs down his
back. But once past the seams, the parts fit is ok and it makes
for a fun project to display. The small car in his hand is not
from the kit, I added that from my parts box.
is a Horizon vinyl kit. It was a fair model for it's type. I couldn't
get the pose so that he would stand up on his own, so I had to
use a prop rod to hold the figure vertically. The entire model
was painted flat black, and then the silver was hand brushed over
that. The base I made with odds and ends, including a small skull
I bought at Disney World of all places, and the gun I think I
made from spare parts. I added plenty of weathering overall to
the base. Once assembled the figure is around 12+ inches tall.
B9 Robot from Lost in Space. An injection molded kit. There are
some mighty seams on the corrugated legs which are tough to remove,
but the rest of the kit is good. I don't like the way all the
parts are shiny, I should have hit the kit with some Dullcote
after I painted it. The upper torso swivels around, so you do
have some optional posing possibilities too.
model by Horizon. He stands over 12 inches when assembled. The
kit is made of vinyl. I painted it by hand with an acrylic metallic
blue. I think there was an optonal face / head in the kit, or
the helmut was removable, I forget exactly. I really liked this
model and they captured the Robocop look perfectly.
is a Halycon injection molded hard plastic kit of the Predator
character. I painted it by hand and I think it came out well.
The figure is painted to be from the first movie, but the base
more resembles the inside of their ship seen in the second movie.
It's a good kit to get, if it's ever released again.
Darwin dolphin model, from the TV Series Seaquest. Though originally
the kit was Flipper from the TV show of the 1960s, and included
a Sandy figure as well. It's painted a Testors Grey. The water
base is included with the kit. It's painted blue with white highlights
added by dry brushing.
is an MPC injection molded Darth Vader figure model from Star
Wars. The cape helps hold him up, so the figure will stand on
it's own. The light saber glows in the dark. I used matte and
gloss black paints to cover it and give it some different shades
and tones. It's not a bad kit despite it's age.
Monogram Creature from the Black Lagoon. The figure was painted
a green color and then dry brushed with a gold shade of paint.
The original movie is in black and white, so that means you can
pretty much paint him any color you want. The base is included
with the kit.