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Scrooge from Moon Devil Studio

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Guys

    I was sent this review by PF member Kevin Dunne from the USA ..so all credit and thanks to him for taking the time ...so over to you Kevin......


    I recently was contacted by a good friend who purchased a 1/5 scale bust of Alastair Sims as Scrooge from the original 1951 film which was B & W and now available in full colour

    I must confess to be a bit of a fan. I have the BW and Colorized version of the film and watch it each Christmas Eve

    So naturally I ordered one immediately from Moon Devil Studios here in the USA.

    The cost was $60.00 plus shipping and service was excellent.

    I had never heard of Moon Devil but they have a large selection of movie characters and Sci-Fi subjects in 1/5 scale that appear be very well done indeed...such as The Howling Man from the Twilight Zone TV show.
    On to Scrooge himself...

    The bust comes well packaged and consists of the bust itself and a plinth for mounting which is rather nice.

    John Dennett, the owner and sculptor has done 99% of the cleanup on each piece, a nice touch...and aporeciated by me !!

    The detailing on the grey resin bust is crisp and accurate to the movie and Mr. Sims facial features have been captured perfectly.

    The texturing on the beaver hat and fur lapels is subtle but well done and accurate.

    While I would have liked to not have to deal with holes where the iris of the eye was, it is a simple fix with the use of putty

    Painting could be done, literally in black and white or one could get a copy of the colorized version of the film from Amazon and do Scrooge, after his metamorphosis, in his Christmas Day finery.

    All in all, a very nice piece. Scrooge will be sitting on my mantle this Christmas and I will certainly be looking at the rest of the Moondevil range in the future.

    Mr Dennett can be reached at www.moondevilstudio.com.

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    Here's some pictures from both B & W and coloured versions ...a great film and I think possibly the best version of the Christmas Story of Scrooge, Marley ,Tiny TIm , Cratchit and of course the visions of the past, present and future

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    Thanks for looking in

  2. DaddyO A Fixture

    Nice one Nap :)

    (Funnily enough I looked at the pictures first and thought "don't like the holes for pupils", but as you say easy to sort out and it definitely has captured the look of AS)

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  3. Nap A Fixture


    All credit to Kevin Dunne mate his words !! ....personally never understand why the holes so he raises a good point ..but easily sorted

    Looking forward to seeing his painted ...big as well eh 1/5th !!!

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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Bah, Humbug

    Very nice though.
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  5. jim1215 Active Member

    I also enjoy this version every Christmas eve.....most true to original story
  6. Kevindunne Active Member

    I talked to John Dennett, the sculptor and owner of Moon Devil. Many of his customers bronze his various busts and the holes in the eyes look very good on a bronze. Some of his customers who paint also requested them.
    His website is worth a look.
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  7. valiant A Fixture

    The holes used for the iris and pupil date back to classical sculptures done in marble, basalt, bronze, etc. It was used to give character and feeling to an otherwise monochrome finish, where painting was not necessary. If there was just a blank surface on these sculpts, the bust or statue would lack any life. Some classical sculpts have an incomplete hole, made with a twist of a tool, which is designed to give the impression of a catchlight.(y)
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  8. Chris Kelm Active Member

    Wow! a bust of old scrooge! this is my favorite version as well!

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