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Adrian Smith's Frankenstein
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Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: January 26, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 05:52 AM UTC

Hi guys, I started my pre-production build-up of the 1/8 scale Adrian Smith Frankenstein kit by Industria Mechanika. Normally I donít build figures, but this one is REALLY awesome. Lots of armor to rust and weather, and no worries about getting flesh tones correct. Just need to make him look patchy and partially decayed.

I'm going to start with some white primer and probably will do the armor portions first in a combo of shiny metal and decayed rust.


Iím of course a tad biased, but honestly this is a really nice kit. It went together very easily despite having 49 parts, and I didnít have the benefit of the instructions I made AFTER this! The resin is a light gray which I insisted on because itís easier on the eyes to clean-up than white or cream. And letís face it, most of us will prime it in white anyway afterwards anyway. Itís also pretty easy to work with. Sands and scrapes with an exacto easily for the minor seam clean-up. Putty use was minimal, in fact I only needed it in two spots to make clean-up easier in some cloth folds. (back of right leg)

The kit comes with real chain mail and is easy enough to work with provided you have some sharp pointy wire cutters. I used a cheap purple-handled pair from Michaelís for example. Thereís plenty in the 3″ square to detail the kit based on the instructions with some extra left over to add elsewhere. The included chain for the mace is very easy to bend the links for adding them to the resin parts.

Without the base, the figure stands 12″ tall. The best way to describe it is ďbeefyĒ. Really muscularly thick, armored, and menacing.


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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 07:48 AM UTC
When I read the header, I thought the Iron Maiden guitar player had taken up modelling
Very cool figure .... youīre right about it being a cool subject to paint with all the different armor and materials used as well as the decaying skin. Any idea on the price?
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Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 09:33 AM UTC
Frank, I saw it on Industria Mechanika site on preorder for $190. Taking into account it is 1/8 scale it could not even be considered too expensive for such a huge chunk of resin. One of my friends was really interested in getting the figure, so perhaps I will see the model in flesh soon. It is an incredible sculpt.

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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 - 10:06 AM UTC
This is most impressive. Really validates your studio and business model. Keep up the good work with the designers, and ship that Remora to me real soon!