Revenge of the Movie Monster Models

A New Gallery of Figures and Dioramas


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About the Book

Science fiction and fantasy movies of the 20th century feature many iconic figures and monsters, and the ability to create and own many of them in the form of models provides fans with an opportunity to mingle amongst the greats and not so greats. This book is a collection of figures and dioramas of monsters from both science fiction and fantasy films. Models are presented in chronological order, decade by decade, starting with films in the silent era and running through the end of the century. The building and painting of the figures and dioramas of various scenes from these films, some more accurately than others, provides an opportunity to preserve key moments in these movies.

About the Author(s)

Mark C. Glassy is a professor at the University of California, San Diego; Moores Cancer Center, Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratory and a member of the advisory board for the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine.

Bibliographic Details

Mark C. Glassy
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 206
Bibliographic Info: 261 photos (41 in color), appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9234-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5080-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword  1
Preface  3
Introduction  5
Part One: Process  11
I. Materials  13
II. Methods  20
Part Two: Models and Dioramas  29
III. The Silents  33
IV. Universal Studios—1930s  38
V. Mummy Movies  54
VI. 1930s Miscellaneous  57
VII. Universal Studios—1940s  65
VIII. 1940s Miscellaneous  71
IX. Universal’s Gillman Series  74
Between pages 76 and 77 are 24 color plates with 41 photographs
X. 1950s  77
XI. Ray Harryhausen  95
XII. 1960s  106
XIII. Hammer Films  117
XIV. 1970s  121
XV. 1980s  132
XVI. 1990s  139
XVII. Miscellaneous  144
Afterword  153
Appendix 1: Kitbashing 155
Appendix 2: The Outer Limits TV Series “Bears” (1963–1965)  165
Appendix 3: Frankenstein and Me  168
Appendix 4: “Deaditorial” from Amazing Figure Modeler #63  169
Index  171