The kit doesn't come with assembly instructions so I found myself referring to the eBay page I bought it from to get an idea what it looked like once completed.
Because this Thing is a composite of the scene that takes place in the dog kennel and that of the sofa “test”, it isn't that apparent where what goes where. I managed to figure it out and I added a “reject” extra arm I had kicking around
from a Ymir kit. The Ymir arm's middle finger didn't cast (which is why it was a reject) so I ground down the stub with my motor tool and attached it to the back. An inside joke for you purists out there, the Thing MIGHT have gone to Venus, so a Ymir arm is
The parts didn't fit that well so I found myself grinding down half of them so they'd seat properly when pinned. With many gaps
in view, I had to use quite a bit of Liquitex Molding Paste to cover seam lines and the like. The upside of this issue was that the creature is so unusual in form that just about anything would look “good” so I had TONS of latitude in that regard.
The sculpt is quite rough in terms of detail which proved to be very disappointing considering the talent behind the figure. For example,
the three partial human heads cast into the Thing are very crude and their ill defined features were a bear to paint much like the rest of the model. The base had several long narrow gouges which I assumed to be very unconvincing 'cracks' in the concrete floor.
Lots of thin spindly tubes were laid across the base around a couple heads and a partially formed husky to represent some of the Thing's 'probes' as seen in the kennel scene.