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"The Man from Planet X" - May 2013

Posted by Tim Kidwell
on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Karl Machtanz, Portland, Oregon

“The model depicts the alien being from the 1951 movie ‘The Man from Planet X’,” says Karl, who built Geometric Designs’ 1/6 scale figure. “When I first saw this movie in 1955, I wanted this model; when I finally found it, I just had to light it up like in the movie. The kit is solid resin, which made modifications difficult. I had to drill through the main body to install wires for lighting the chest box. I made a new chest box and frosted cover from sheet styrene, scratchbuilt electronic guts, and put a power switch on the box. The air hose was solid resin; I retained the shutoff valve but replaced the hose with 3/32" O-ring material.”

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