Killers Bust

Michael Kontraros SKU: DLB-MKC-IRON-BUST-KIOO1
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust
Killers Bust

Killers Bust

Michael Kontraros SKU: DLB-MKC-IRON-BUST-KIOO1
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1/12 scale resin bust. Sculpted by Michael Kontraros. Boxart by Magnus Fagerberg. Kit includes 7 kit parts. (Wooden plinth (base) is not included)

Killers is the second studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was first released on 16 February 1981 in the United Kingdom by EMI Records and on 11 May in the United States by Harvest and Capitol Records. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith, and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was fired after problems with his stage performances arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. Killers was also the first Iron Maiden album recorded with producer Martin Birch, who went on to produce their next eight albums until Fear of the Dark (1992).

Riggs says the character's development was not a conscious process. "The Killers picture was done about three years after the first one was painted," he says. "But I never sat down and said 'Now I am going to make him look this way or that way.' I'm very spontaneous when I create a picture — sometimes I don't even use a sketch to begin with. I fill up the space and then start putting things into it. Eddie has an ax because he's an 'axman' — it's a pun on the term for a rock-and-roll guitarist. His hair got a bit Farrah Fawcett, but that was OK back then, because there was this kind of fashion for big fluffy hair with rock bands, so people didn't really notice. But really, it's just me making it up as I go along. Eddie was not 'developed,' Eddie is just there."

The original Killers painting, done in a type of watercolor called designer's gauche and took Riggs about a week to paint. "The buildings in the background are actually the block of apartments that I lived in at that time in North London called Etchingham Court," he explains. "It was a bit rundown in those days and it had cockroaches all over the place. We used so much stuff trying to kill them off that I ended up getting pesticide poisoning."

Text Courtesy of Micheal Kontraros Collectables

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