This is a microMania™ bust from Blackheart models of the Cyclops from the Ray Harryhausen feature called the 7th Voyage of Sinbad. The resin bust measures 3” in height and comes with the little display stand.

After viewing scenes from the movie, I chose to start with Vallejo’s Saddle Brown as my base color. Mixed with Marrow Brown and Ivory it came close to the color I saw on screen. This mixed was darkened with Vallejo’s Black Brown for the shadows and further darkened with MSP’s (Master Series Paint) Dark Elf Shadow for the darkest areas. Highlights were done by simply mixing in higher amounts of Ivory. The colors were simply lightened and darkened to my liking. For the horns, I used Ivory mixed with Vallejo’s Beige Brown as the base color and darkened/lightened it as needed to achieve the various shades and to help highlight some of the surface details.

The eyeball was nice and large making it easy to paint. I first laid down a circular area of Black Brown then created the iris first with Marrow Brown and then streaked with Beige Brown. It was finished with a gloss coat.

I ended up with a nice replica of the Cyclops which brings back memories from childhood as I remember watching these films. If you’re not familiar with Blackheart, check ‘em out at their website Blackheartmodels.com. They’ve got quite a variety of sculpts and this one is from their microMania™ collection and was only $22.00. The detailing is outstanding.

You can find this kit here.

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I've been building models since I was age 10. I've kind of gone in and out of the hobby through the years because of schooling and career but now that I'm pretty well settled in, I've been building pretty regularly over the last 4-5 years. Although I've built some WWII ships and planes in the past, I now mainly build sci-fi ships. My favorite subjects have been Star Trek and Star Wars but also have built many from 60s-70s sci-fi TV. A couple of yrs ago I started a Youtube channel just to put in my 2 cents and give advice. Surprisingly it hit 1M in 2017 views and still growing. I enjoy scale modeling as it provides an escape from daily stresses and routines. It also has been a great way to stay in touch with my childhood memories and simpler times. I must add that I have met some really great people since becoming active online in the modeling community and I look forward to continue my contribution to the hobby.

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