VAMPIRELLA was born from the minds of Forry J. Ackerman and James Warren back in 1969.
The very first issue sported a cover drawn by Frank Frazetta and from there Vampi has never looked back.
The magazine was later bought up by HARRIS CORPORATION,
but still goes strong today, with many different titles hitting the shops each
Besides B&W magazines, our favorite Vampire has appeared on everything from trading cards, to posters... T-shirts to painted on the sides of Vans!
One would be hard pressed to think of any artist that hasn't done his or her own version of this Femme Fatale, from Frazetta to Boris, Linsner to Kaluta, ...well let's just say she's been drawn by some of the best!!
So it should be no surprise that those in the Modeling and Garage Kit arenas have taken this girl home and produced their own versions for our enjoyment!!
As impressive as the box art was ...(it certainly had my 16 year old glands rushing down to the local Drug Store and quickly snatching a box off the shelf)... one was quickly disappointed upon opening it!
At 1/13th scale, she did come with four arms that could be positioned different ways, and there's a nice photo on how Bill Lemon had to modify her outfit some, in Rick Polizzi's CLASSIC PLASTIC, (pg. 39).
But overall a poor start for our Heroine!
In December 2010, Moebius re-released this kit.
Luckily for us lovers-of-the-female-form, many Garage Kit sculpturists came to
our need and filled the disappointing void left by AURORA!
This fantastic piece was done by Dave Hackett, who wrote;
"The cathedral base was totally built out of balsa foam. I have a skull door knocker I made as well, but you can't see it because Vampi's in front of it.
The window is a stained glass piece I made. The little detail "knobs" on the end of the stairwell are wooden from a doll supply place.
It was painted with washes and some dry brushing.
The stone pattern was actually fun to do. The tall part of the base was sectioned together out of 2 pieces of balsafoam.
Would I do this kind of thing again? Yes. But where in the hell do you put it? I kind of backed myself in a corner with the size of this thing. It's like 23" tall or so.
But a base just like this for Sassy's 1/3 Dracula, man that would seriously rock!
Dave recently sold this on eBay, which was quickly snatched up by Jack Reptile!! Jack sent me this closeup on the door...
Jack Reptile shares his vast VAMPIRELLA collection with these photographs!
Jack Reptile bought a 'Deadly Awakening' kit off eBay sometime back and had Tim Sloan do the honors of transforming it into a Vampirella piece!
This is a great kit-bash I saw a couple years ago, where Vampy's legs were cut and repositioned to a sitting pose. The throne and background to this diorama were simply fantastic.
There are three versions available:
surfing the Amok Time's
website saw the red suited version (#CM0011)
It arrived 2 days later and is absolutely fantastic!! Get yours today!!
Moore Creations, Inc. proudly presents its newest item licensed from Harris Publications, the Vampirella Porcelain Statue.
This hand poured kiln-fired true porcelain sculpture is based on the incredibly popular Vampirella action figure and stands a full 7 3/4 inches tall.
The great Michael Kaluta was kind enough
Aug 19, 2001, my oldest son got
Our friendly 'Buffy' takes a walk on the wild side!
Happy Modeling! - Buc