Casey Love's "Creature"

The box art for the kit.

The box art for the kit.

Here is a nice bust based on the talented work of Casey Love who's resume reads like a who's who in the special effects world of science fiction cinema. Here is the link to his web page should you decide to learn more about this talented artist (

The 'Creature' bust is obviously based on the 1954 sci-fi classic “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” although I think this version shares more in common with the Creature seen in the cult horror homage “The Monster Squad” (1987), a Stan Winston build that had way too little screen time in my opinion.

The cast was very clean requiring roughly twenty minutes to clean up of some seam lines although I was forced to do a bit of dental reconstruction because the front teeth/fangs were poorly cast. This was easily remedied with a few toothpick ends cut to length and glued in place with clear Elemer's glue in the upper and lower jaws. I also added six pieces of plastic aquarium 'grass' to replace the four provided to act as barbels or whiskers.

I pretty much followed the color palette as displayed where I purchased the bust (on eBay) with my inclusion of 5mm doll eyes since my skill level in creating realistic looking orbs is seriously lacking. All in all, this is a nice & easy build well suited for the beginner with most of the construction time being involved in its painting more than anything else. 1/28/2018

Left side close up. Click to enlarge

Rear view. Click to enlarge.

Right side close up. Click to enlarge

Latest comments

18.07 | 20:43

Speechless, And I am really speechless.
Incredible work. I am glad we could provide you with a grail

11.07 | 11:41

Great job down to the last detail!

10.07 | 16:36

Thank you, Addis, I estimate it took me around 100 hours to complete.

10.07 | 12:24

Terrific work...must've taken quite a while for you to complete...very good detail!!

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