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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:59:51 AM   #1
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Default PICS: Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen

I'm sure most people know Randy Bowen as a great sculptor, but apparently he's no slouch when it comes to painting statues either.
I just found this resin Creature of the Black Lagoon statue listed on eBay sculpted by Chris Walas and painted by Randy Bowen.
The seller belives it may be a Dark Horse prototype (of a later-released model kit), since it is very similar to the kit but has small differences.
Randy certainly wore a lot of hats when he was with Dark Horse.
I'm thinking the numbering of 1/3 means Randy only painted 3 of these (or maybe just one with a 1/3 numbering on the bottom.) Either way it's got to be a pretty rare item. I'm sure RB doesn't find much time to paint any longer given all the sculpts he's always working on, but I found this example of his obvious prowess in a much different medium than he's known for to be extremely interesting to see.


Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen


Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen


Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen


Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen


Dark Horse Creature from the Black Lagoon Kit Painted by Randy Bowen

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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:02:26 AM   #2
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Wow - you are quite the hunter Wayne..!! Nice score and a bit of history there...! Congrats!
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:28:24 AM   #3
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That is a GREAT Creature from the Black Lagoon sculpt! I must know more!!!


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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:19:43 PM   #4
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It's a good possibility that I painted it. But I could not swear to it. I did paint many prototypes back in the day. I can tell you that the small sea fans on the base were remnants I found washed up on a beach at Tulum, Mexico while on vacation.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:45:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info! This looks like a very cool piece & The Creature from the Black Lagoon is my favorite Universal Monster! That must be why I love The Abomination so much!
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Old September 8th, 2012, 11:55:17 PM   #6
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A look into the past and the many talents of the man himself is always appreciated.


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Old September 9th, 2012, 10:49:12 AM   #7
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Wow - you are quite the hunter Wayne..!! Nice score and a bit of history there...! Congrats!
Wish I had scored this Ken. I still might as this is a current eBay auction going on right now with 7 days to go.

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It's a good possibility that I painted it. But I could not swear to it. I did paint many prototypes back in the day. I can tell you that the small sea fans on the base were remnants I found washed up on a beach at Tulum, Mexico while on vacation.
Well you certainly fooled the seller of this piece Randy. He thinks they're fabric!

From the ad copy:

*Please note that the pink plants are just glued-on fabric-like pieces (not sculpted pieces).
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:45:44 PM   #8
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beautiful


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Old September 17th, 2012, 08:05:04 AM   #9
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Sold for $224.50.
Someone really wanted this unique RB piece for their collection.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 04:19:38 PM   #10
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What a lovely piece.


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