Talos Page - Updated 4/23/2017

One of my favorite Ray Harry hausen films is "Jason And The Argonauts" (1963) and my favorite charecter from that film was the bronze giant, Talos. In original Greek mythology, Talos was a bit bigger than a man (still made of bronze though) and had an eternal fire burning inside. When he captured usurpers on his island, he would hug them to his chest, roasting them alive. Those Greeks! What a bunch of cut-ups!

Anyway, I currently have two Talos build ups in my collection. One has Talos kneeling on the god's jewelry box, looking down on Hercules and Hylas as they make a hasty getaway. The kit is resin and I believe sculpted by Tony McVey. The kit was pretty simple but well made. I only added a bit of vegetation to break up the lines.

The other is a vinyl kit (on the right) I picked up on eBay when I was first starting out in this hobby and its posed in a simple standing position. I added the base, miniature ship and ruins for additional interest.

New background on both dioramas adds so much.

Here is a better view of this kit with a darker background. I used a photo editor and screen filters to get a better overall image.

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Here is the 'kneeling' version of the big guy just about to get into action. I used the same background on this shot as I did on the Battle For Colossa pictures,

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