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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

    You Mil-Mart Man

    Hi Ken:

    Thank you for taking time to post your comments, and I do appreciate it.
    Hopefully, this "unusual presentation" will draw a few votes.

    Re the photographs, Ken. Like most other modeling competition shows, there
    will be a number of sites where you can see hundreds of photos of entries,
    and all grouped according to subject matter, i.e. ships, armor, figures,
    air craft, dioramas, juniors, etc.

    Just remind me after the convention in early August and I'll send you the
    web sites.

    Kind regards, my friend,

  2. sarouman A Fixture

    Hi Rick
    I think the issue but the painting is quite unique and this is what I like about all this.
    Based on what you put?
    The truth is this really the job I like

  3. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Good evening, Alexandros

    Hi Alexandros:

    It is going on evening here, in the Heartland, and I'll be off to our Plastic
    Model Club meeting in a short while. We only have it once a month.
    But I did want to stop and write you, before I jumped into my Cherry Bomb
    and head west for Leavenworth, Kansas.

    Thank you Alexandros for your kind words. It was so good of you to take
    a look at my rather "outlandish fish". I do appreciate it.

    Wishing you a good week, my friend,


    (PS. "Cherry Bomb" is a slang word we silly Yanks use for our cars.")
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  4. sam b Well-Known Member

    Hi Rick , not my kinda figure but when i see a paint job of this standard mate i can not help but look !!!!

    Very well done mate

  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hi Sam:

    No problem Sam, I certainly understand. I would say most of our group are
    more into Historical figures. And that fine. I do them too. But I do
    appreciate your kind words, and thanks for taking the time to post your

    Have a great week,

  6. Jeff Active Member

    Wow I thought he looked good before. But he really looks great now. Well done Sir.!
  7. Augie Active Member

    Basil Gogos would be proud! BRAVISSIMO!!!
  8. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Man, the bomb!! Well done Jayhawker..well done.
    I can hear that crazy music in my head when I look at this...
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Well put! Vivi-tone! (y)
  10. rheath Active Member

    Superb Rick ! Very nicely done.
  11. dinovision79 Active Member

    Hi Rick,

    great looking figure! Can only repeat the ones commenting before me, excellent detail, all the vibrant colours come together nicely and look natural! Is the color scheme fictional? - I mean, definiately it is :) but I didn't find any detailed colour photo or drawing of the creature. Also, is the base finished?

    Congrats and thanks for sharing! (y)
  12. lolok Active Member

    Great painting..Really brings a fishy feel to what we only see as a B/W creature.
    By the way..CULTTVMAN..The SciFi webshop has just added a new aftermarket head for him !! Better delineation and less of a pouty expression..IF you fancy tearing his head off and starting over :))))
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Long Beach Jeff. . .

    Hi Jeff: Wow, I just got up this morning, and there were a number of
    comments, so I will start with you first. Thanks for your positive comments.
    I'm still working on painting in oils of the Creature. It is a slow process, as
    with some colours I need to wait til the next day to paint in that area once
    again. Thanks again, Jeff,

  14. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Augie in Hotlanta. . .

    Hi Augie:

    Unfortunately, I was not able to make the iPMS Atlanta convention in 2005,
    but Atlanta is still one of my favorite cities to visit in the deep South. Right
    behind New Orleans and Savannah.

    Thanks for having a look and for taking time to post you comments. I do
    appreciate it, Augie.

  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hi Ya Phil in the Garden State

    Hey There TWOMOONS: Thank you Sir, for the kind words. You mentioned
    the "music". . . heee heee. Yeh. . . I hear that crazy music in my head all
    the time. I guess that is where those crazy colours come from.

    Either that or from all those years of watching MGM Technicolour Movies
    with June Allyson and Betty Grable. Being a kid in WWII wasn't all bad for
    us Americans in the Heartland.

    Thanks Phil,

  16. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hey Gordy. . .

    Hey Gordy: Thanks for chiming in here, mate.

  17. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greeting to Rob in South Africa. . .

    Hello Rob:

    And thank you for your warm remarks about my technicolour Fish Face.

    I do so appreciate it,

  18. gordy Well-Known Member

    Re: Hey Gordy. . .


    Being laconic is a shortcoming of mine :D
  19. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greeting to Denes Bako in Budapest. . .

    Hi Denes:

    Wow, what must it be like to live in one of the most famous cities in the
    world? My daughter visited there and said wonderful things about it.
    As you remarked, yes the colour scheme is very fictional. One of the
    Planeteers sent a web site where there were colour photos of the dude in the
    fishy suit "standin' on the dock of the bay". (Sorry, that is a line from an old
    song) The suit was gold. So it would photograph in B/W and give the right
    look underwater when he was down near the "plant life" lookin' up at Julia
    Adams taking swimming lessons. I was thinking about tropical fish, and all
    the variety of colours that you see with them in the coral reefs, etc.

    So I kinds had a few Martini's and here we are !!! :cool:

    The base is almost finished. But I'm thinking of perhaps adding three clear
    sprue fish very small, supported on stretch clear sprue tiny dia. poles and
    painted with a mix of food colouring and clear acrylic liquid from Woodland
    Scenics called Realistic Water. That is still being mulled over in what is
    left of my brain. . .

    Thanks for your kind remarks, and my best regards to you, Sir,

  20. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Jim Ryan. . .

    OK, Jim, I hear you, re your suggestion to rip his haid off. I probably will not
    do that. But during the time I was trying to glue the foliage onto the base
    I thought I was ready to tear MY HEAD off. Whew. . .

    BTW, Jim, here in the Yankeeland Heartland, the name Jim Ryan is very
    famous, a fellow Jayhawk who attended the same university I did. Jim Ryan
    held the world record — if memory serves — in the mile run. And he also
    was a Representative in our government.

    Thanks for your comments,


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