Hey. Thought this topic kind of deserved an area of it's own. Mainly because it shares so many similarities with the PS line. Came out same year, same scale, moving parts, interlocking bases, same box sizes. It basically does for monsters, what PS did for dinos. Gave us something fun, that will still fit on the shelf (sort of).
And I don't know about anyone else, but I am almost as hooked on this line as I am on the PS line. 1/13 has pretty much taken over my house.
There are a few threads talking about this or that on the series but not as a whole. I am stoked for the upcoming Pit and Dungeon plus the Monarch reissues of J/H and Drac. The add-ons from Jim Webb and Molemento Pete add some depth. I don't know much about the Graveyard Scenes but they look alright. BlueSkyHelper has some interesting add-ons with his Abbott and Costello meets the "....?" Moebius gave us Kogar which I think was brilliant because of all the conversion that one kit can/could create. Dencomm, CultTvMan Wolfman, Revell....the list goes on and on. So, along with you, the 1/13 scale "Scenes" are donning my shelves as well. Oh, and don't want to forget MMR's Yithian!
BTW, does anybody have Jim Webb's Deluxe Dr. D's Lab? Curious to see it all painted up.
Oh yeah. One other thing I am sort of looking into. I read somewhere that the Pegasus Kothoga is actually 1/12 scale. If so, that might be an addition to the dungeon menagerie. I need to pull out the stanchions for the base and see how they look in comparison with MS figures to see how close the scale actually is. But, even if it is a little big, I don't think it would look 'off' like the Witch does in comparison. (she just looks too big to go with the others)
Other kits that might also work. The Imex knights (1/12) Robby the Robot (1/12)
Don't know much about the Imex Knights but the Kothoga is a likely candidate. Robby is on my "maybe" list. I have never owned one but I haven't heard very good things about it.
And speaking of 1/13 scale MS kits, I remember that over on Monsterscenes.net there was talk from Andy Yanchus saying: "the folks here at MS.net are pursuing a sculpt based upon Adam's Design" of the Hero! A Male Victim that was scrapped from the initial first run and also the 2nd run. I think that if they would have included the man in the first run with the female victim, this might be a different scenario to date. No Sign toting N.O.W. women! Hopefully, we will see a version of him soon...after the dungeon and pit are finished of course.
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 15, 2015 8:06:27 GMT -5
Mark and I stArted talking about these kits when we first thought about the Prehistorix project. We have a few ideas in the pipeline one nearing completion. We thought if we did horror based kits, we would use Monster Scenes 1/13 as our size. It means compatibility but also like it has been said, not much shelf space if its stand alone. Anything bigger is hard to display, anything smaller is too small to see from a distance. Dr De and his friends weren't that comon in the UK so I only have the giant insect, but its a lovely sculpt. I think they were more toy like even than the P/S range.
Post by prescenes2 on Feb 15, 2015 16:32:01 GMT -5
Well I hope you guys succeed with creating some new MS characters. Matt and I had a whole slew of things we were going to do for the series until he stepped away from the hobby a while back. Now they are just thoughts on paper. ho hum!
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 15, 2015 17:42:56 GMT -5
Why not run those ideas by Mark if you haven't already? If you go to the Prehistorix website you'll see our Tomb of Terror page. If you contact me through the contact page on the site (the mails/messages get sent to me and Mark), I'll let you have a look at what we have so far. You may be interested. amused or both. Without giving too much away we have a cross-over concept kit that bridges both P/S and M/S.
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 22, 2015 8:22:37 GMT -5
THE WOMAN EATING PLANT. THE FIRST MONSTER SCENES/ PREHISTORIC SCENES CROSSOVER KIT! Thats right, a kit that can exist in two separate dimensions. Firstly in all its prehistoric glory nestled aginst the jungle swamp pool, snatching small creatures with its tentacles, but then jumping sixty five million years in to the future as the centrepiece of Dr.Deadly's 'Gruesome Garden' surrounded by flagstones and the dungeon wall. When its releaeased you will get the 'Woman Eating Plant' (lets face it, it's not going eat the Doc when you have a nice tasy Victim/Cro-Magnon Woman) and the 'Gruesome Garden' surround to give you the freedom to put it wherever you like. The plant is designed to pop out so it can be repositioned at will.
Looks pretty good. When I first was reading your description, I was thinking it sounded a lot like the Yithian But that sculpt doesn't look anything like it, and I think looks better in the dungeon setting.
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 22, 2015 16:03:51 GMT -5
I agree, though it started life as an idea for a feature base to extend the swamp, Mark and I quickly came up with the DR D idea as we both wanted to do a horror kit. We do have a Yithian Sculpt but as your link shows there already is one out there. It is in a box awaiting production if we ever need it. The idea is that the plant can grip the victim or the cronagnon woman and can be used in either kit range. Its going to have garden tools with it as well!
I have a Modeler's Review interview with the late Dave Cockrum in which he talks about an intended Monster Scenes/Prehistoric Scenes crossover. There was to be a time traveling device so that the two series could interact, along with the introduction of a male hero. Additionally, he designed a King Kong for the series to be about the size of the T-Rex and the 1/13th scale Fay Wray which actually made it to the sculpting stage. Wouldn't that have been something?
Post by prescenes2 on Mar 25, 2015 15:17:19 GMT -5
The Fay Wray did make it to sculpt stage and Molemento Pete actually finished it. It makes a wonderful addition to the PS or MS if any of you happened to get one at the time. I was lucky enough. There might be more, not sure, but you could still contact him to see if there any left. If I'm not mistaken, Andy Y. and Dennis both said the Hero is in the works. Can't say what's become of King Kong but there are several sculpts out there that are very close to a 1/13 scale KK. Matt Manit and Scott Johanson of Moo Head Models have a really nice one. One I'm hoping to obtain a copy in the near future.