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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 11:39 #1

Are you a friendly mutant or are you angry?

In an attempt to break up a modeling block, I paid through the nose for this kit.

Back in the 70s, Aurora had patterns made for their Monsters Of The Movies series, but didn't go forward when they were restructured. Ray Meyers sculpted this beautiful piece of the Metaluna Mutant from 'This Island Earth' and that's where the story ended until the pattern appeared on eBay in 2001.

Apparently, the buyer had it broken down and tooled for injection. It was pricey, $50 but I feel good about supporting this type of effort, especially if it gets me to the bench to boot.

So, we're off:

Sprues shot. They did a great job on this.

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Some rubber banding to get this guy in form.

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He broke free!

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And as he stands, some clean up and (very little) seam filling. This actual fit better than most kits of this type, whether from the 60s or today. Only really needs coverage in the slots that are there for pose-ability.

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Here's screenshot if you're not familiar with this dude:

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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 11:53 #2

This guy scared the be jeebers out of me when I first saw this movie around 67 or so.
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 13:52 #3

This'll be fun! :popcorn
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 13:55 #4

Way cool. Watching with great interest :popcorn
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 20:07 #5

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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 24 Jan 2019 22:06 #6

This will be fun to see


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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 25 Jan 2019 06:27 #7

One of the more imaginative aliens from the time period, should be fun the watch. :v
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 07 Feb 2019 17:02 #8

Thanks all.

Yeah, one of my favorites Sci-Fi films too.

Well, got some Mutant progress, patched and primed.

I tried something I've heard before and it's works like a charm...mixing Vallejo Poly Primer with Future. It goes on wet and thin, allows to really control it. Beside the fact that it stretches the primer out, it also makes it nice and sandable like a rattle can coat.

The fit is so nice on this, I only really had to touch up the areas that were slotted for arm movement (this sucker is glued tight) and then blasted it with a 50/50 mix.

Paint next, I'm going to try to do it all with the AB, then maybe some light dry brushing if necessary.


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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 07 Feb 2019 20:52 #9

Who would have thunk...:popcorn
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 07 Feb 2019 20:54 #10

Great tip! :thumbsup

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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 07 Feb 2019 21:09 #11

:good
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Hey Fleshy Headed Mutant! 08 Feb 2019 22:33 #12

Very cool!

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