Making Monsters: Transworld 29.0 Pictures

The TransWorld trade show is creeping up and the Distortions team creates Hell's Rider (a Grim Reaper character with a motorcycle), plus they bring back the huge Black Widow for her second appearance.

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The Tiki Armature
The Tiki Armature

The Tiki Armature

Mike, Mando and Ed plan the armature for the tiki monster, as Dave captures the moment. 960 1280

  

Tiki Monster Mold

Tiki Monster Mold

Mando prepares the tiki monster mold. 960 1280

  

Clay Tiki Sculpture

Clay Tiki Sculpture

The tiki clay sculpture roughed in. 960 1280

  

Ed Gets the OK

Ed Gets the OK

Ed gets the OK to proceed with the tiki sculpture. 960 1280

  

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike wields the tiki armature. 960 1280

  

Working on the Mold

Working on the Mold

Ed works on the details of the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Shooting in Hawaii

Shooting in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu try to blend in while shooting in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Pointing Out the View

Pointing Out the View

Jordu pointing out the spectacular view in paradise aka Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed attempts to impress Jordu with his musical stylings. 960 1280

  

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu watch a puppet show while in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Ed, Marsha and Jordu enjoy the Hawaiian culture. 960 1280

  

Pouring Plaster

Pouring Plaster

Mando pours plaster onto the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Watch Your Arm!

Watch Your Arm!

Ed, obviously overworked -- and about to get his arm bit off. 960 1280

  

The Crew Poses

The Crew Poses

The Distortions crew pose with the tiki mold after installing it. 960 1280

  

Mutant Pig
Mutant Pig

Mutant Pig

Ed calls on Jordu to sculpt the perfect mutant pig to eat human remains. 960 1280

  

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando plaster one of the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Pig Leg

Pig Leg

Jordu works on sculpting one of the mutant pig legs. 960 1280

  

Painting Pigs

Painting Pigs

Ed and Jordu paint the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Parts of the Machine

Parts of the Machine

Ed and his team have been hired to build a giant Death Machine for the 13th Floor haunted house. Parts of the Death Machine lay on the table inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

The Death Machine

The Death Machine

Upon completion, the Death Machine is installed at 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Posing for a Picture

Posing for a Picture

Ed, Marsha and Mike pose with Chris Stafford and Warren Conard from 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Distortions accepts the challenge to build the largest, most complicated, most expensive animatronic in the company’s history -- "Terror Tree." Some of the molds for the bodies that will lay in the Terror Tree get ready for paint. 960 1280

  

Voodoo Victims

Voodoo Victims

One of the "Voodoo Victims" that will lay in the Terror Tree sits on display after being painted. 960 1280

  

Terror Tree Mold

Terror Tree Mold

Ryan, Mike and Mon work on the initial mold for Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

The Terror Tree

The Terror Tree

With most of the Voodoo Victims placed in the tree, Mike puts some finishing touches on Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

Laffing Hal
Laffing Hal

Laffing Hal

A close up of "Laffing Hal" with his top hat and beard installed. 960 1280

  

Alien Death

Alien Death

Jordu pays attention to detail while sculpting "Alien Death." 960 1280

  

Freak Show

Freak Show

The finished clay sculpture of the clown shocktronic named "Freak Show" is ready for plastering. 960 1280

  

Round-Table Discussion

Round-Table Discussion

The Distortions crew finalizes their plans for one of their biggest builds yet. 960 1280

  

The Rock Band KISS

The Rock Band KISS

The faces of the legendary rock band KISS are finished and awaiting their body art. 960 1280

  

Cut Up

Cut Up

Landon begins to rough out the clay sculpture of the "Cut Up" clown head. 960 1280

  

Zombie Invasion

Zombie Invasion

While setting up their booth at the Transworld convention, Ed and Marsha are on the verge of a zombie invasion. 960 1280

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Ape Frenzy

Ape Frenzy

The crew films the actor inside the chimp shocktronic called "Ape Frenzy." 960 1280

  

Adobe Podium Zombie Arm

Adobe Podium Zombie Arm

Mando works on a mold for the enormous Adobe Podium zombie arm. 960 1280

  

Staked Through the Heart

Staked Through the Heart

A zombie is staked through the heart as part of Distortions’ collection of illusion props. 960 1280

  

Photos

Finishing the Rub Out

Finishing the Rub Out

Ed finishes up the rub-out on the head for "Freak Show" so it is ready for painting. 960 1280

  

Freak Show Painted

Freak Show Painted

The final painted bust of "Freak Show" sits on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Mini Mean

Mini Mean

"Mini Mean" gets a bit of an attitude with a little help from a chainsaw in the Distortions booth at Transworld. 960 1280

  

The Girl in the Cage

The Girl in the Cage

The camera crew films Mando as he begins to plaster "The Girl in the Cage" body. 960 1280

  

Ape Frenzy

Ape Frenzy

Mikey's finished sculpt of the lab chimp for "Ape Frenzy." 960 1280

  

Painted Costume

Painted Costume

The painted costume mold for the "Ape Frenzy" shocktronic. 960 1280

  

Clown Head

Clown Head

Landon begins to rough out the clay sculpture of the cut-up clown head. 960 1280

  

Ankle Biter

Ankle Biter

This ankle-biter looks a little too old to learn any new tricks. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Newborn Baby Mask

Newborn Baby Mask

Landon's realistic giant newborn-baby-head mask sits on display in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Screamin' Hot

Screamin' Hot

Sculptor Chris J'Tot adds some finishing touches to his "Screamin' Hot" sculpture. 960 1280

  

Blood Spitter

Blood Spitter

A close-up of “Blood Spitter” in the Distortions booth at Transworld. 960 1280

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Death Worm

Death Worm

Eric the intern helps Mikey add some clay to the "Death Worm" sculpture. 960 1280

  

Hard Labor

Hard Labor

The painted and wigged pregnant zombie mom is called "Hard Labor." 960 1280

  

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