​Sculpted in 1992 for GEOmetric Design. Officially licensed. This vignette is based on the incident involving Old Fred and the Graboids from the motion picture released in 1989. I designed the piece to give a good portrayal of the monster as seen in the film with mouth open wide and it’s tongues extended.

Another creature is depicted in the rear of the kit progressing underground with only a partial section of it’s back in view. Old Fred’s there too…but not much of him!

Most of the groundwork was done in Durham’s Wood Putty and Atlas Epoxy-bond Putty to achieve the look of torn-up loam and rock. The main body of the worm was done in Super Sculpey with all mouth parts being done in epoxy.

For the model kit all the small parts were cast in white metal to capture the tiny details and also as a means of economically producing large quantities at a greater speed and lesser cost than in resin. The base and body of the main creature were cast in solid resin.

This was a fun project and remains a favorite of mine.


Kirk Durfey ⋅ 24 September 2012 at 10:10 PM

One of my all-time favorite kits.

George Stephenson27 September 2012 at 11:22 PM

I agree with Kirk.  Tremors is probably my favorite GEOmetric Design kit.  Very under-rated and under-appreciated in my opinion.  I loved the film and you brought the movie to 3-D life with an amazing sculpture and all the little accents you added. 

Best of luck with MoonDevil, Jack.


John Dennett ⋅ 29 December 2012 at 04:27 PM

Thank you Kirk and George. I have great memories of working on this sculpture and knowing that it still holds special appreciation to you both means an awful lot to me.
And George, we had some really great projects together in those days didn’t we? Nice to know that our efforts have stood the test of time. Thanks too for the well wishes my friend.

Stanislav ⋅ 23 November 2013 at 03:37 PM

One of the best kit I’ve ever seen! Hope to take one rare and work hard with this. John, it’s a brilliant! Best wishes.

John Dennett ⋅ 22 December 2013 at 04:08 PM

Hello Stanislav and thank you very much for your kind compliments. I am very happy that you like this sculpture and I’m sure you will do great work on one. Best wishes to you as well!

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