Halloween Nightmares (Under Construction)

Frankie and the Little Bride

Here's a very nice series of resin kits put out by Garage Kits.US showing seven different scenes of kids encountering various 'classic' monsters during their Halloween trick or treating activities, most of which are quite humorous. I'm told by Jesse Garcia (the company's owner) that more scenes are in the works so that is something that I will be looking forward to.

The kits as very nicely cast with nary a bubble or seam line in sight. The detail is outstanding on all of the kits with the added bonus of providing the kits the ability to stand alone or to interlock to form a fairly large composite display of a particularly disturbing 1960's Halloween eve, hence the collection's title.

I managed to purchase all the seven kits currently available and I will post each on its own page with a brief review as I complete them but I've added company photos here to give you a taste of what is available. The company also has a nice selection of other kits of horror and the macabre along with a nice line of air brush ready 'specialty' paint for weathering, metallics among others. Here is the link to their home page so you can check out their fine products: https://garagekitsuscolors.com/index.html

  • The Melting Man

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  • The Headless Horseman

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  • The Bog Monster

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  • The Shock Monster

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  • The Ghoul

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  • The Mummy

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Halloween Nightmares: Addendum

For those of you that intend to purchase all or most of these kits, realize that they actually interlock into one very large scene that is roughly three feet long. I was fortunate to have the funds available to purchase all seven kits and I am told that more are on the way so who knows how large this bad boy will end up!

With this in mind, the fences that come with most of the kits, placement is very important since they overlap and/or interlock from one scene to the next. Realize that the fit of the bases is somewhat ragged although filing the base interfaces can result in a relatively seamless display. I suppose one could mount everything on a sub base of foam or plywood for added stability but you're going to end up with a very heavy and large display, albeit a very cool one.

Again, keeping in mind how many kits one may purchase, you'll probably want to be consistent with the color scheme so that the street and sidewalk colors are uniform. I approached this by painting all my bases (and fences for that matter) at the same time with the same paint source which, in my case, were rattle cans of flat tan, dark gray and white (for the fence sections). 4/29/30

Display of the Halloween Nightmares series at the 2018 Wonderfest