Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Recreating Taurus

 I just finished one of my very few puppet-building commissions, a recreation of the monster Taurus from the film "Equinox" (1968/71). I built it for a fellow YouTuber with a great interest in vintage monsters. This puppet is built up, like all my puppets, having a aluminum wire-jointed skeleton covered with soft foam and a latex skin. It's a pretty good recreation, and I'm quite happy with it. I hope my YouTube pal will like it too.


"Equinox", for those of you that don't know, is a low-low budget horror fantasy of singular pedigree. It was put together by people who would in the 70´s rise to fame as creators of the effects for "Star Wars" and most of the blockbuster fantasies that followed during the 80´s. Besides Taurus there's also a bat-winged devil and a Lovecraftian tentacled horror, chasing no other than fantasy author Fritz Lieber in a small role. Today you can get "Equinox" as a very polished double DVD set (of course).

10 comments:

BlacknickSculpture said...

Excellent puppet Richard! I especially like the aged look you gave to the teeth and tusks!

Richard Svensson said...

Thanks! It's hard not having a puppet look like a puppet, but aging parts of it certainly helps. The paintjob is important.

StopmoNick said...

Cool Taurus - I think I like it better than the original!

Richard Svensson said...

Thanks, Nick! Praise indeed :)

Richard Svensson said...

Thanks, Nick! Praise indeed :)

Den Lilla Palentologen said...

Very nice monster!

kongashworth said...
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kongashworth said...

A great recreation Richard!!!

jriggity said...

Ultra cool!!

i didnt even know you did comissions.....hmmmm

jriggity

George said...

Cool Taurus Richard!