Figure Kit Archives: Fantasy Garage Kits

Fantasy Garage Kits

Fantasy Garage Kits  Kit producer Scale Image
Skull Warrior M1, Vinyl 1/8  image
Cyber Ninja Max Factory, Vinyl 1/6
Cyber Ninja 2 Max Factory, Vinyl 1/6
Devilman Max Factory, Vinyl, Rec 1/6
Gallows, Vampire Hunter Sideshow, Vinyl 1/6
Lionel Barker Bros 1/6
Schlitzie Barker Bros 1/6
Heavy Metal – The Embrace
Avatar 1/8 image
Summon Guardian Sol, Vinyl 1/8  image
Gardin Sol, Vinyl 1/8
Gorgon Sol, Vinyl 1/8
Titan Sol, Vinyl 1/8
Conqueror Fatman 1/6
Time Machine Cinemodels 1/8
Gilead Forgeworld 200mm
Cancer
Yedharo 1/8, bust
Taurus
Yedharo 1/8, bust
The Grinder
Robert Chaudon 1/8, bust
Cyanolith
Carmine Guigliano 1/8, resin
Dracula and Lucy
Steve West, Cellar Cast 1/8, resin
Wizard
Steve West, Cellar Cast 1/8, resin, bust
War
Randy Bowen 1/8, resin, bust
Faun Killer Kits 1/6, resin, bust
Hellboy Art Comics 3D 1/6, resin, bust
Lars Bundlestick Jordu Schell 1/8, resin, bust
The Spell Monster Pappa Studio 1/8, resin, bust
Tank Girl Sean Burford 1/8
Symbiotic Skink 1/8, resin
Circus Freaks Terry Beatty 1/8, resin

Figure Kit Archives: Fantasy Garage Kits

Here’s a selection of pictures from my current collection of unbuilt kits. These pictures are for nosy modelers like me who want to know what kits other people have and what they look like. (Also quite a few of them are now out of circulation) Please note the assembled kits are not my work, the pictures are for reference only; either box-art or pictures I found on the web. Unfortunately I’ve lost track of where all the pictures originally come from but if you do spot some of your handiwork, I’m happy to either give you the credit for it, or to take it down, as you wish.

Please note
This is a list of the kits I have in my collection – NOT kits I’m trying to sell.  (I’m a modeler not a model dealer – although I do occasionally sell some of my kits to buy new ones) I put the details up here for other model geeks who like to collect information on kits and for general eye-candy purposes.

WHAT ARE GARAGE KITS?

Garage kits – sometimes shortened to GK – are model kits produced by individuals or (usually) small modeling companies. The term “garage kit” is semi legendary and derives from the original band of hard core science fiction fans and film buffs who kick started this branch of the hobby; unable to find model figures they liked, they sculpted and cast their own model figures literally in their own garages at home.

As the hobby expanded and established itself, the name stuck. Nowadays “garage kit” is loosely applied to large scale figure kits cast in resin, vinyl or synthetic compounds. It’s comparatively a very small and specialised hobby which is kept going by the efforts of a few. The kits themselves vary a great deal in quality and scope; from slickly produced commercial products to roughly cast models in basic packaging.

A lot of the appeal comes from the ‘underground’ status GK enjoys. The kits tend to be definitely adult in their subjects and themes and are most often produced in very short runs so that they become almost instantly collectable.

Smaller Scale fantasy

In addition to the kits above, I often find myself drawn to smaller scale kits. Although I cant really manage to do justice to figures in 32mm and 28mm any more these days, I do occasionally still buy them when they are exceptional. Figures in the 100mm to 80mm range are a little easier and there are such a lot of great 54mm (1/35) figures from companies like Andrea that they are difficult to resist.

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