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Hepcat

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2012, 09:59:58 AM »
Evidently a fourth Fred Flypogger kit, War Monger, was planned for release by Monogram but disappointing sales of the first three caused the plans to be cancelled. While considerably more detailed than the competing Hawk Weird-Ohs, the hot rod fink craze was already fading away in 1965 when the Fred Flypogger kits hit store shelves.

You can still vote for your favourite Monogram Fred Flypogger kit in this thread though:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17113.0

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2012, 08:36:32 PM »
Does anyone know what the War Monger looked like?  Any relation to the Warmonger drawing?   ???
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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2012, 10:13:17 AM »
Which War Monger drawing?

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2012, 08:09:37 PM »
See reply #20.  Looks like a heavily armed, armoured Mustang, with tank treads and a $ in the grille (a subtle critique of the military-industrial complex, no doubt.)

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2012, 09:15:51 AM »
That drawing would I imagine have provided the seminal inspiration for the kit.



I don't think any kind of subtle critique of the military-industrial complex would have been intended at the time though. Kids just like tanks, that's all, and Monogram was marketing these kits to kids.

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2012, 04:21:00 PM »
Which leads back to my question: does anything exist by way of drawings/concepts for the Warmonger submitted to Monogram by the artist?  What are the sources for this story?  The internets have only vague references. 

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2012, 08:10:01 AM »
What are the sources for this story?


My source is the book "Classic Plastic Model Kits" by Rick Polizzi:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17361.0

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2012, 09:56:33 PM »
Thanks much.  I'll keep an eye peeled for a (reasonably priced) copy.

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2012, 08:01:06 PM »
These are the greatest!

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2012, 09:04:00 AM »
Here is my completed Super Fuzz, fun kit to build.



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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2012, 10:40:13 AM »
Oh wow! That looks really cool!

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2012, 10:40:47 AM »

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2012, 10:44:17 AM »
Neat! Were those Mouse Monster Club cards issued in the Monogram kits?

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2012, 05:15:22 PM »
BIG GREEN Rot-Eye...

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2012, 04:42:17 PM »
Here are more pictures of a couple of my Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:





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