A masterful, life-sized sculpt, molded in silicone and meticulously detailed, brings Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein Monster to life. It’s as if someone had made high quality color photographs of the actor in Jack Pierce’s legendary makeup, all the way back then, in 1931.
The stunning likeness is the work of British-born, L.A.-based artist Mike Hill, whose favorite subjects run to comic book characters and the classic movie monsters.
Hill first got noticed for his model kits, including some excellent Hammer Films monsters, and a two-figure tribute showing Karloff posing with his Frankenstein Monster. Hill has gone on to create a number of astounding life-size busts for Sideshow Collectibles — including a now sold-out Karloff Monster — earning himself the admiration of his peers. Fellow 3D artist William Paquet calls Hill, “The best 1/1 sculptor in the biz.”
Hill has also sculpted life-sized, full figure fibreglass statues of heroes like Batman and Superman, and a Karloff Frankenstein… in bronze!
Mike Hill’s website carries a gallery of his work that will take your breath away.
Sideshow Collectibles’ Silver Screen Edition Frankenstein, by Mike Hill. Explore the Sideshow site for more of Hill’s work.