Here is a resin kit I picked up at this year's 2018 Jersey Fest that presents a scene from the 1953 sci-fi/horror Ray Harryhausen classic “The Beast From
20,000 Fathoms”. This was Ray's first solo effort in a feature film and it shows, in a fundamental way, what we can expect to see from this young animator in the years to come. Although the story is a bit plodding (in my view) until the Rhedosaurus finally
makes its appearance at the docks in New York City, things pick up pretty quickly from there after a remarkably gruesome death of one of New York's finest who thinks he can take down a dinosaur with a hand gun. Oh, were it ever so easy.
It may be of interest to some that “Beast” is thought to have been the inspiration for the original 1954 Japanese Godzilla film (aka Gojira). Additionally,
“Beast” has the added distinction of being the first monster being caused by some atomic use or mishap which dominated the horror/sci-fi scene in the 50's.
Anyway, the scene the kit provides is at the climax of the film where our hero scientist and a very young Lee Van Cleef as a military sharpshooter attempt to fire a radioactive isotope into the neck wound the creature had received earlier.
The isotope was required to act as a sterilizing agent because the creature is infected with a prehistoric virus which threatens to kill any who come near its bodily fluids, e.g., blood. The creature has been cornered inside the Coney Island roller coaster
where, after being plugged by Lee, it dies in a very dramatic and satisfying conflagration, roll credits.