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Creature from Black Lagoon: 1/12th Scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kansas kid, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Here are photos I shot earlier today, and altho I am not finished with the
    Creature, or Mickey Finn, as I call him, (her?? Ah means, the way it looked
    at Julie Adams in that movie, kinda makes you go hmmmmmmmmm.) but I
    think I'm near the end. I still have to finish painting the webbed feet and
    hands, the legs and the arms. But I will say that this project has been so
    much fun to work on. The most fun I've had modelbuilding in quite some

    The scale of this figure from Moibus is 1:12th scale. I welcome your

    Rick Brownlee
    The Miami Jayhawk

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    SRP, Ineluki, gforceman and 3 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Nice Rick. Great sense of movement in the little chap, and you've managed to hide the rod well.
    Thanks for posting,
  3. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    HouseCarl: Roger that, mate

    Roger that, Carl:

    You're welcome, mate. And thank you for the kind words.

  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Rick glad to gear this has been an enjoyable build and paint, bit like a modelling vacation :)

    the pictures really bring the colours out in him now and show the patterns off very nicely now, he definitely is a eye catcher with such vibrant colours and the nice setting you have placed him in.

    Take care mate,

  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings Monsieur Readdie. . .

    Hello Maestro Steve:

    Thanks for taking time to have a look see, Steve. I do appreciate your
    kind comments. Yeh, it is a lot of fun to work on and hopefully, I'll have
    more fun projects like this that are not so difficult or so small for my old
    fingers. Hee heee.

    Kind regards to you my friend,

    Kansas Kid
  6. Kevin D. Well-Known Member


    Par Excellante! LOVE your colors and sense of motion! It is fun to get outside of the norm isn't it!!

    Very nice!

  7. jimias A Fixture

    Really great work I love all those little variations on the skin.
  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Dear Rick, for me its a golden medal.(y)
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Great work Rick.
    Like it all the way around.

  10. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings to Kevin DeLashmit

    Hi Kevin:

    I don't recall seeing your forum post in the past. But ha, I don't have much of
    a memory left either. I do remember that you Longhorns really kinda came
    up to Lawrence, Kansas and did a big time Quantrill Raid on my Jayhawks.

    Thanks for the comments, Kevin. I do appreciate it. And you're right! Altho,
    I do historical subjects, and am working on several in 54mm and 1:35th
    scale, I also enjoy fantasy figures, as I get to use a lot more colour!

    Thanks again, Kevin, for taking time to respond.

    The Miami Jayhawk
  11. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Dimitrios

    Dimitrios: It is always a pleasure to hear from you. And I do thank you for
    your favorable remarks, mate. You mentioned the skin. And when I saw this
    kit and all the divisions of the scales, etc. on the body, legs and arms, with
    webbed feet and hands, and a big dorsal fin, I just decided to spend a lot of
    time delineating each aspect of the surface of the Fishman.

    It has been very slow but now that I'm getting near the end, I'm thinking it
    was worth it.

    Thanks again,

  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    To Pedro near Lisbon. . .

    Hello Pedro:

    Thank you for your high praise, Pedro. I'm really flattered and do appreciate
    your comments. I intend to take the figure to the IPMS Convention in
    August. Not so sure, about gold, but I hope I get, at least, in the ball game.

    Thanks again, Pedro
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hola Monsieur van Megroot

    Hi Marc:

    Thanks for taking a look see and for your kind words. I do appreciate it.

    Have a great week,

    K Kid
  14. Meehan34 A Fixture

    very cool sir. He is sure turning out great.
  15. pmfs A Fixture

    Re: To Pedro near Lisbon. . .

    You´re welcomed Rick.
    August we have WORLDEXPO in Switzerland hope to meet you there.:)
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Very fun piece Rick! The iridescent colors you've achieved are perfect for the creature!

    Jay H.
  17. mil-mart A Fixture

    Rick, an excellent choice of colours or as you say colors and it looks like it'll be a real crowd puller . Good luck at the nationals and looking forward to some pics.

    Cheers Ken
  18. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Whoa, Nellie. . . Hello Maestro Meehan

    Hey Mike:

    How is the Tulsa man? thanks for the kind words, podna. . . And thanks
    for taking a look see. . . as this fishy dude, is kind of out of the "norm" ah
    guess you would say. . .

  19. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Pedro: Visiting the Matterhorn???

    Oh wow, Pedro. Wouldn't that be a dream come true for this old American
    Heartlander? Wow, Switzerland! Unfortunately, I don't have enough long
    green, at this moment, to travel to the EU. But it would be great to see all
    those historical places, and the art treasures of the Western World. . . that
    I studied in college. At least I got to see the slides of Michaelangelo's David.

    Take care, amigo,

  20. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings Jay Sambaman and rumba too!

    Hello Jay:

    Thanks for the positive words about my colour choices. I spent a while with
    coloured pencils deciding in what order the blending process would work
    from top to bottom, so to speak. Top: Dark green, then below that Dark
    Blue, then descending order Turquoise, violet, mellon red and lastly light
    Naples yellow.

    Have a great week, Jay,


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