This is Horizon's vinyl figure model of the Gillman in
"Creature From The Black Lagoon", the cult 3D movie released in
1954. The Horizon kit is no longer in production.
As discussed in the earlier article on Draco the Dragon, the
techniques for building a vinyl kit are not complicated, but they
are slightly different to a hard styrene model. Excess vinyl was
first removed using a hobby knife with a new blade. Seam lines were
then carefully pared from the kit.
Gillman's legs were filled with Plaster of Paris to add weight and rigidity to the finished model.
The Creature was then assembled using super glue.
White Milliput (a fine grain two-part epoxy putty) was used to
fill the gaps at the joins. Construction of this model was quite
straightforward and trouble-free.