Bernie Wrightson's FRANKENSTEIN: This is one of my favorite pieces. From the first time I saw the ad in Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, I knew it could be a masterpiece. I made a few modifications from the original kit, the most dramatic of which is the floor - rebuilt out of wood. I measured and cut the wood into pieces to match the pieces in the vinyl floor. They were glued and nailed together and then scored to create a faux-wood grain. Straight pins were nailed in at the appropriate locations. I gave the rats whiskers and the candles have wicks. I added several real glass bottles filled with a variety of things. I didn't like the rat whose tail blocked the nameplate, so I pounded it (white metal) flat , and turned it into the blades on the front of the base. Besides, I really like the way the copper foil looks on the nameplate.