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 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).
a poor start for our Heroine!
In December 2010, Moebius re-released
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!
From the 25th ANNIVERSARY issue, based on the great Frank
painting, comes this pre-painted statue sculpted by Shawn
kits that Carmen passed my way.
The one on the left is one of Joe Sid's
'Generic Vixon' kits.
Harte carved this in walnut!
This was a 'Myths & Legends' figure with the
girl converted to Vampirella by
nude into a Vampi!
|A converted Sideshow|
by Ken Krysa!
|A converted SolarWind|
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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.
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.
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...
Reptile shares his vast VAMPIRELLA collection with these
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
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!
Although not a figure
kit nor a pre-paint, Moore Creations announced a
Vampirella figure at the 2000 TOY FAIR this year!
three versions available:
- CM0011 - Red Suited Vampy
- Black Suit Vampy
- CM0013 - Julie Strain version
surfing the Amok Time's
website saw the red suited version (#CM0011)
for sale for only $9.99, and quickly
It arrived 2 days later and is absolutely fantastic!!
Get yours today!!
...also from Moore Creations are these...
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!
The great Michael Kaluta was kind enough
send me this nice rendition of Vampy for my collection!
Thanks, Mike (& Ed)!
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