The Life Leecher

​What is the Life Leecher?

It is an original character that was part of a short story that I wrote long ago while still a student attending High School.

Briefly, the story begins centuries ago in a rural community where a group of people have gone missing. A search is organized where a sinister robed stranger is discovered occupying a deserted barn on the foothills miles from town. Shortly it becomes obvious that this stranger is the reason for those missing as their bodies are found as sunken husks attached to some oddly mechanical unknown device. The stranger is dealt with and his body buried where no casual traveler might ever venture. As an extra security, a circle of five standing stones are erected about the grave each with a runic symbol carved upon it. The magic of the circle it was believed would contain the evil within so that it’s spirit would never again roam.

But eventually the circle was broken and the Life Leecher was free once more to drain it’s victims of their living essence. This time far worse than before!

Thats only the prologue as the story proceeds to follow the evil into more modern times and the devastation that results.


The Life Leecher is depicted here as a ghostly apparition rising from the center of the aforementioned standing stone circle. This is only the early manifestation of the thing as it proceeds to take on it’s full form later in the story.

This is an 8 piece, all resin, hand-cast model kit which once assembled measures a total of approximately 10’” in height including the base with the figure being in 1/12th scale.

The parts included are as follows:

1) Head, upper torso, upper arms

2) Lower body/ectoplasmic stalk

3) Right claw w/forearm

4) Left claw

5) Spiral ectoplasm stream (attaches to lower body)

6) Curved ectoplasm stream (attaches to upper body)

7) Flowing hair section

8) Base w/detailed groundwork and sub-base w/nameplate

Assembly is straight forward with all parts keyed for accurate alignment to their corresponding contacts.

It is recommended that the body be assembled separately before permanently anchoring to the base as this will allow for much easier painting of the individual pieces or the whole assembled body.

Due to the delicate parts, this kit is recommended for the more advanced modeler.


James Nichols ⋅ 23 June 2014 at 12:05 AM

This is even more creepy than I originally imagined, brother John! Please hold one for me , as I’ll be ordering myself one in August for my birthday. Thanks!

John Dennett ⋅ 23 June 2014 at 12:10 AM

Thank you brother James…setting one aside for you as requested. I can think of no better way to celebrate than having this guy pop out of your cake! :D June 2019 at 10:18 PM

Fantastic kit! I am so sure that the modelers will have a great time in making the Life Leecher.

<a href=" ⋅ 11 July 2019 at 07:30 AM

It may be sinister and creepy but the finished product is a work of art. July 2019 at 07:34 AM

My modeler friend would love this and for sure will get hold of this especially when he reads the prologue. November 2019 at 07:56 AM

Wow. This is a nice story. Thank you so much for sharing.

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