The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

The Hunchback figure is based on the 1939 version of the film starring Charles Laughton (as Quasimodo) and Maureen O'Hara as the beautiful Esmeralda. This story was never a favorite of mine despite the recent Disney reboot and the book (which I HAD to read in high school) was unbearable. Click here for a brief description of the film:

What makes this kit from Micro Mania interesting is that they went with the Charles Laughton hunchback instead of the Lon Chaney version. The Chaney version is available in a much larger plastic version from Polar Lights which is a version of the original 1960's Aurora kit. In any case, this kit has, like the others, only a few parts: a pair of hands and fool's cap made of pot metal and the main figure and base of resin. This kit required a bit more clean up of mold lines around the legs and head. I used a piece of N Scale Architect's vinyl block sheet I had kicking around to simulate the type of stone floor one might find in a cathedral where the bell ringers swing.

Actual movie poster from the film's 1939 release.