“The Thing” Lizard Head (1981)

 In Modern Classics

John Carpenter’s version of the film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects, all due to the genius of Rob Bottin. This 1/6th scale version of a ‘Thing’ was produced by the kind folks at Alternate Images, sculpted by William Paquet. This figure has just about a little of everything. Multiple sets of teeth, eyes, limbs, dog head, organs, and biology parts of ‘not-sure-what-that-is’, not to mention that exploding lizard head. Paints were acrylics, highlighted with various stains, washes, and chalks. The snow on the base is Woodland Scenics snow effects.

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