Kit Issued: 1962 - 1968
I remember being too scared to build this|
kit with the glow parts (wuss!). But even built entirely in the black plastic, I still trembled at night when I thought I could feel him watching from across the room. Sometimes he spent the night in the closet, out of the mind's eye!
from Original Promotional Copy on Instruction Sheet
KIT # 424
BOX SIZE: 13"X5"X2"
KIT SPECS: |
KIT # 454
PLASTIC: Black & Luminous
BOX SIZE: 8.25"X8.25"X3.25"
This was the second kit I built, and I wanted to make
sure the swamp base looked believably murky. I used
a range of matte to glossy finishes to separate rock
from"muck." I also wanted the tree to look very "dead."
Several dry brushed greys and green/browns gave it
I'm not entirely happy with the finish on the Count's
clothing, particularly his tux. At the present time it
is all too shiny. I think I'll go in and lightly sand the
tux areas, then apply a matte coating.
Dracula's flesh, I decided to go for an "undead|
by moonlight" look. To achieve this I used a deep
aqua base coat, and then dry brushed lighter tints,
topped off by a final, slightly pink-white brushing.
The final effect is very dramatic.
Glorious goth film. Lugosi's crowning achievement. Everything about this film
is perfect. Not a fang in sight, but Lugosi's performance is positively otherworldly.
The sets, the lack of music, the slow, dreamlike movements of the cast make this
a nightmarish vision of Old World decadence corrupting Edwardian England.|
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