Sinbad vs the Skeleton - Updated 4/23/2017

I saw this film when I was eight years old and I haven't been the same since. "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" was ground breaking on many levels. First it was in color, the Bernard Herrmann sound track was outstanding and the animation was incredible. An added bonus was that it had a good story. These types of films usually suffered from low budgets and it showed in all aspects of the fantasy films of that time.

Anyway, I have a couple kits based on this movie. One is of the climatic duel between Sinbad and the skeleton animated by the evil Sukurah. The kit was a bit disappointing in that there really wasn't much to it, just Sindad sword fighting with the skeleton on a short spiral staircase. Me being me, I decided to enhance the scene by making it bigger (of course) and adding a few elements like a real mosaic tile floor, +6" in stairway height and some debris on the stairs which includes a REAL bat skull I picked up on ebay. The picture to the above shows the original kit. The pictures below are my version.

A pretty good match for the box art but the cavern background is a HUGE improvement.

My build up with a new poster background that I ordered from Vistaprint. It's pretty nice what five bucks can do to improve a scene.

Another kit I've constructed is related to The 7th Volage of Sinbad but depicts a scene that didn't occur in the film. The kit is called "Battle Of Colossa" and its a real beauty. It shows two Cyclops fighting the Dragon from the film protcting its eggs. Again, this is a BIG kit, measuring about 15" wide X 13" deep. The highest point is a single horned Cyclops with a raised club which brings the height in around 11 inches.

It also comes with a scale Sukorah figure holding the genie's lamp but I chose not to use him. The ony 'adds' of mine to the scene was a small piece of smoky quartz at the mound that the two horned Cyclops is being mauled.

One note about the film (and this sculpture) is that as far as I know, it is the only time you actually see two monsters of the same type in a film. Usually, the monster (or dinosaur for that matter) are solitary antagonists in the story line and once dispatched, everyone's problems are solved. Not so in Voyage and thankfully for the viewer because who could get enough of the raging Cyclops, striding across the screen in pursuit of Sinbad and his men?

Though this scene didn't happen in the film, it would have been pretty cool if it had.

Why so serious?

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