Thursday, 8 April 2021

TREMORS!

 




Tremors is a 1990 American monster film directed by Ron Underwood, starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.

In the film, tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nevada, repairmen Val McKee (Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Ward) try to skip town. However, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist Rhonda (Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground. With the help of eccentric survivalist couple Burt and Heather Gummer (Gross and McEntire), the group fights for survival against giant, wormlike monsters hungry for human flesh.






The Graboid





For me the real star of the movie a Jeep Gladiator Pick-Up Truck 1964 -1968 thriftside (cargo box with external mudguards)




I made a Resin copy from the diecast Matchbox Lesney No. 71 Jeep Gladiator Pick-Up Truck 1964 -1968, scale 1/76 (in fact, 1/74). Then a conversion to a thriftside, the wheels are a resin copy of those of the dragon hummer then, modified in the bolt pattern.
Everything else to scratch.
































The Graboid was sculpted out of a small plastic tube.









For the figures use modified preiser civilians.














Saturday, 27 March 2021

Kaiser Jeep m715

The Kaiser Jeep M715 is a North American troop transport based on the American Motors model, the Jeep Wagoneer. In 1965 the design and development of the M715 began. Between 1967 and 1969 more than 33,000 units of the truck were produced at the Toledo, Ohio plant. The model was also produced in Argentina by IKA (Industrias Kaiser Argentina).
I decided to make one of the versions used for transport escort in Vietnam.
For that I did  Resin copy from the diecast Matchbox Lesney No. 71 Jeep Gladiator Pick-Up Truck 1964 -1968, scale 1/76 (in fact, 1/74). Wich is excellent in details.
This also gives me the extra pleasure of restoring the original vehicle.