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.