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rkoenn

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2020, 11:06:07 AM »
And here are my Monarch kit builds:









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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2020, 12:12:03 PM »
Here's some old Wonderfest photos and one has him sitting in the background.


That Fly box art is fabulous!


Are those Dr. McKillop's own builds?

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2020, 10:28:04 AM »
Mine are spread out. I couldn't even get to the Gorgo kits or the regular Ghost kits.  I think I have around 35.

Have you built any yet?

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And speaking of Gorgo, we also need more pictures of Gorgo builds in this thread! Just the single nice one above by rkoenn isn't enough.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2020, 02:16:52 PM »
Can anyone venture a guess as to why Dr. McKillop may have opted for black plastic for the Gorgo kit though?



Black is a terrible colour for a kit. Details don't pop out as readily and it requires thicker coats of paint. Kits should be white, cream or light grey. In Gorgo's case perhaps green, but certainly not black.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2020, 08:55:53 AM »
Can anyone venture a guess as to why Dr. McKillop may have opted for black plastic for the Gorgo kit though?



Black is a terrible colour for a kit. Details don't pop out as readily and it requires thicker coats of paint. Kits should be white, cream or light grey. In Gorgo's case perhaps green, but certainly not black.

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Mine is yellow-green. I remember reading somewhere that McKillop really likes colored plastic, and builds models (including his own company's kits) in their molded colors, without painting them. Definitely a different approach to making models, but I can see how an all-black Gorgo would look pretty sharp.


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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2020, 03:13:01 PM »
Here's a Ghost of Castel-Maré built by Freddie Poe:



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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2020, 05:24:16 PM »
If any kit ought to have been released in transparent neon glow colors, like the Monogram Luminators, it was The Ghost of Castel-Maré.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2020, 12:08:32 AM »
Here's a really nice Monarch Sinbad model built by Freddie Poe:



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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2020, 11:59:24 AM »
Monarch making models again would be awesome! I remember them specifically mentioning The Thing from Another World , War of the Worlds and Time Machine being possible licenses they would like to produce. Throw in The Blob and THEM! and I would be a very happy modeler!