THE CRYPT KEEPER

Published by Kenny Conklin on

Here you go all my fellow Halloweeners (SciFiantasy) Kenny and (TrekWorks) Boyd. My build is finished. It’s my Metal Music from the Crypt vinyl model. I decided to show the kinds of music old Crypt Keeper listens to while he spins his tales of woe.

I picked, in my opinion, the best metal rock albums to be custom framed using miniature cardboard frames which I then covered using a Halloween themed wire ribbon. I printed out the album covers then glued them to the frames. See if you can tell what albums they are :).

For my backdrop wall, I got a plastruct faux stone wall, painted it black then washed with a dirt tan and stone grey mix.

For the base, I got a wood base from Hobby Lobby, added some pumice coarse gel, added some skeleton parts for the spoooooky factor, painted it all black. I then dry brushed a mix of dirt sand and white for the bones and that same wash mix I used for the wall.

On the book, I printed out some more album covers and glued it to the inside to simulate pages in his “guide to metal” book.

For señor Crypt Keeper I used webbing for his hair and glued it down, toupee style.

All in all a fun build. Happy Halloween my feller Halloweeners!

Build and Article By Omar Baez


Kenny Conklin

I have been building models since I was about 8 years old. As many of us did, I picked up the hobby from my father. Without him, I would probably have never known this great hobby. I like to build everything from Military Models to Starships. Right now my passion is to build and light science fiction models.