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.”
Karl, Fantastic job. I always liked this movie. You did a great job with the lighting it really makes the kit!
rob44 : Thank you, it's a fun kit by itself but I like challenges and this was a fun one I wish they made more figure alien models from the old classic sci fi movies that can be lit up by modelers. Karl
One of the worst movies ever, but you have one of the best kits ever. How did that Happen?
Excellent! I have this kit in my To Do pile because it's rather rough. But you did an outstanding job!