Tom Parker / Cult of Personality
Thomas Leroy Parker (December 19, 1961 - August 26, 2017) was one of the best friends a horror figure modeler could have. He ran an aftermarket company called Cult of Personality that specialized in producing resin replacement parts for monster models. I met Tom through the HobbyTalk boards when I was looking for some extra launch rail parts for the Pegasus When Worlds Collide "Space Ark" kit. Tom generously sent the whole base. Then he went on to commission me to paint up some of his replacement parts, as you'll see below.
What you won't be able to enjoy are the hours long telephone conversations I had with Tom about all things plastic modeling. He was a fount of inside information about the manufacturing side of the hobby and wonderfully amusing in the process. I regret only that I never had a chance to meet Tom face to face, but I will always miss him. I am happy to report that, as of this writing (August 2019) Escape Hatch Hobbies is carrying some of the items that Tom used to sell.
Rest in peace, my friend.
Frankenstein Replacement Head
Hunchback of Notre Dame Replacement Head