Welcome to our SPOTLIGHT ON... our favorite Female of the Night!

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 month!

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!!



In 1971 the AURORA Corporation entered with the first (and only) styrene entry, with this addition to their 'Monster Scenes' line.

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!

Instead of the sleak, long legged beauty on the box art, one got a rather stumpy, slightly puggy version.

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.



Garage Kits to the Rescue!

Luckily for us lovers-of-the-female-form, many Garage Kit sculpturists came to our need and filled the disappointing void left by AURORA!


    
Jim Fawkes David Grasso Unknown


Rick Force Russ Mueller
Fatman Creations
Dream
Master Creations
Bad*Faerie Unknown Diceman
Creations


  
Global
Marketing
R&R
Studios
Pam
Murray
MojoResin


  
Raven Hood


     Mad Lab's Vampi
Enigma Mad Labs Fighting
Monk
Studios


      
Unknown Producers Zaleska
Conversion


Hourglass
Studios
Troy Allen Pam
Murray


Nepenthes
Productions
Vision Models Graphitti
Designs
Shawn
Nagle


  
MojoResin Vision
Models
Vance T


   W. Paquette's Vampi
Vision
Models
Vance T William
Paquette
Sorcerer's
Apprentice


      
Susumu Sugita Andrea
Miniatures
Solar Wind Massaru
Kosaka


Mojo Resin Diceman
Creations
Vance T
'Jessirella'
Model
Giants
Enigma


 
Jimmy
Flintstone
Vance T Unknown
Producer
EVD Cipriano
(WIP)
Model
Giants


Night Life
Prods
Nosferatoys* Saturn LTD Mojo
Resin
Larson
Studios


Cast from
the Dungeon
Unknown Mojo
Resin
Shawn
Nagle
Narin Terry
Beatty
Needful
Things


  
Joseph
Laudati
Vision
Models
Figuralia Unknown AyEye Vance T King of
Hobbies


            
Unknown Brandon
Shiflett
1 off
Arahom
Radjah
Claymantion


Figuralia Vance T Joy and Tom
Studios
Chuck
Williams
[OOAK]
David
Pride
[OOAK]
Inner
Sanctum
Prods
Fontegris
Miniatures
Figuralia
(Ooak)


Misc. Items



From the 25th ANNIVERSARY issue, based on the great Frank Frazetta painting,
comes this pre-painted statue sculpted by Shawn Nagle!




Two kits that Carmen passed my way. The one on the left is one of Joe Sid's 'Generic Vixon' kits, that Joe converted himself.


This was a Myths & Legends figure with the girl converted to Vampirella by Troy Allen... "She is very detailed, as is the skull she is lying on. Theres a bat on one hand and a gold cup of blood in the other.The girl was completely redone from face to boots."


  
Charles Haines
converted pieces.
Figurator converted this
nude into a Vampi!


  
A converted Sideshow
Emma Frost
by Ken Krysa!
A converted SolarWind
"Reclining Karnstein"!
Two SideShow
prepainted statues!


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!

Hmmm....."

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.

Mike Morgan wrote to tell me this was done by Tom Gilliland and appeared on the cover of Modeler's Resource issue #15!

I've asked Fred DeRuvo if he had any photo's showing the whole diorama, and he came through with flying colors!!







Although not a figure kit nor a pre-paint, Moore Creations announced a new Vampirella figure at the 2000 TOY FAIR this year!

There are three versions available:

  • CM0011 - Red Suited Vampy
  • CM0012 - Black Suit Vampy
  • CM0013 - Julie Strain version




While surfing the Amok Time's website saw the red suited version (#CM0011) for sale for only $9.99, and quickly ordered mine!

It arrived 2 days later and is absolutely fantastic!! Get yours today!!





...also from Moore Creations are these...

VAMPIRELLA PORCELAIN

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.

With an edition of 5,000 and retailing for $39.00, you won't want to pass on this rendition of this heart-stopping beauty...
and a 'snow globe', bust & ornament!
    



Mike Kaluta's art

The great Michael Kaluta was kind enough
to send me this nice rendition of Vampy for my collection!
Thanks, Mike (& Ed)!



George Perez' art

On Aug 19, 2001, my oldest son got
George Perez to draw me his version!




Our friendly 'Buffy' takes a walk on the wild side!





Any others out there? If so, drop me an email!

Happy Modeling! - Buc    

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