Geo Metric's 1/6 scale
"Clash of the Titans"
"Clash of the Titans"
images by Brett Green
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Based on Ray
Harryhausen's stop-motion model, this beautiful replica sculpted by
Katsuto Urano is somewhat more refined than the original. In particular,
the facial detail and the minute detail of the snakes is spectacular.
This large-scale vinyl kit was produced by Geo Metrics.
To do justice to this
fine sculpting I purchased a beautiful, but rather expensive, reference
book on venemous snakes, several of which now reside in my Gorgon's
hair. These include a couple of Aussie Black Snakes, one being the Red
Bellied variety. I added some fangs and forked tongues using very fine
included included hair (on my Gorgon's head and armpits!) from nylon
wool, bow string using rigging twine from Revell's S-Boat kit, quiver
buckles from brass wire and the quiver strap from lead foil.
The sculptor does seem
to have miscalculated the length of draw on the bow string but there
wasn't much I could do about that without major resculpting, which I was
not about to tackle.
The Gorgon was painted
exclusively with Tamiya acrylics applied over a light base spray coat of
Gunze-Sangyo Mr Surfacer 1200 straight from the can.
The Tamiya paints were
sprayed using my Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.
The upper body was
airbrushed with Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan and, when dry, a combination of
Tamiya Clear Red, Yellow, Green and Blue was mixed very thinly with
water and applied as a brush wash over the base colour. This worked as
well as any oil wash that I have used in the past.
The wash colour was then
used to shade areas around folds, veins etc, this time applied with the
Eyes, lips and teeth
were painted using a 10/0 brush. The lower body (tail) was given a coat
of XF-59 Desert Yellow, lightened by about 50% with XF-2 Flat White.
Each scale was then
carefully and individually airbrushed with a mix of XF-62 Olive Drab and
XF-64 Red Brown (in around equal proportions, but a bit more green than
brown), and the belly was shaded with the airbrush using the same
All woodwork - bow, and
arrow shafts - was painted XF-59.
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2006 by Chris Wauchop
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