Moebius Models 1/8 The Bride of Frankenstein Kit First Look
|Date of Review||July 2012||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Subject||The Bride of Frankenstein||Scale||1/8|
|Kit Number||0928||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Well-done figure||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$29.99|
Moebius Models continues to flex its creativity muscles with this completely new tool kit of the Bride of Frankenstein in 1/8th scale. As with many of the other kits released from the old Hollywood classics, this kit comes complete with a full vignette from the original stage. The kit is molded in light gray styrene and presented on two parts trees plus 14 separate parts and two trees of clear styrene parts.
The project starts off with the stage - a section of stone wall backdrop with a wooden floor. Two sets of wooden shelves are provided to mount on the stone wall. Next is the upolstered bench which sits atop a raised wooden platform against the stone wall. With these as the backdrop for the figures, a little care with painting and weathering will really set this backdrop off visually.
Next comes the two figures. The bride and the monster seated side-by-side. You can see the Boris Karloff features in the monster's face as well as the striking features of the reanimated woman played by Elsa Lanchester. The heads are molded separately to make painting easier.
The scene is rounded out with a collection of beakers, bottles, jars, glasses, etc., that are positioned on the shelves behind the two figures.
As always, Moebius provides thorough painting instructions while leaving some of the particulars to your own vision of the scene. Remember that this movie was filmed in 1935 so the whole movie was black and white and you can have a little poetic license in your own build.
Moebius Models has recreated a memorable scene that serves as the climax for this classic movie. With a little patience and care, you can have this movie excerpt in 3D on your own shelf.
My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!