The box art for this kit.
A few weeks ago, I attended the 2022 Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a nice affair, the focal point of which was the 40th anniversary of
“Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan” with the film's director (and savior of the entire franchise IMHO) Nicholas Meyer in attendance.
I had the good fortune of coming across a resin kit in the massive dealer's area I had been searching for roughly eight years. The kit from Alternative Images is called “Log Roll” (a terrific sculpt by Joe Laudati) and is of King Kong literally
rolling a log 'bridge' with hapless sailor rescuers falling to their deaths in the chasm below. This scene in the 1933 classic is only topped by the terrific fight scene between Kong and the T-Rex later on.
I made a brief video showcasing the diorama with the actual soundtrack from the scene so scroll down to the bottom of the page to view it.
The kit is comprised of eight nicely cast pieces requiring minimal clean up. Me being me, I decided that the scene could use some adjustments to hopefully make it more “interesting”.
I decided to make the base much higher so I could add a small cave to the left of the general scene where the hero luckily takes refuge. I also wanted to add the Styracosaurus to the right side to explain why the sailors just didn't run back from where they
came to escape Kong. This scene was deleted from the original film.