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Re: Showcase your Aurora figure kits here!
« Reply #405 on: August 19, 2020, 09:05:08 PM »
Hi Hep.  I remember building the Frankenstein's Flivver around 1965,  but the kit had already been out for a bit.  It took me a while to decide if I wanted to build it or not,  only because of my thoughts on Frankenstein at the time,  I didn't like the idea of a "serious" monster being made fun of driving a comical type hot rod.  Same was true for the Big Frankie kit,  when that kit came out,  I thought it was a huge rendition of the original Frankenstein,  only to find out that it was a distorted version that I didn't care for.  Sometimes I have to laugh when I see a boxed Big Frankie being listed as the "holy grail" of Aurora figure kits, when in reality, quite a few of them survived over the years.  The real Holy Grails of Aurora figures are Godzilla's gocart and King Kongs thronester!!

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« Reply #406 on: August 19, 2020, 09:57:41 PM »
Sometimes I have to laugh when I see a boxed Big Frankie being listed as the "holy grail" of Aurora figure kits, when in reality, quite a few of them survived over the years.  The real Holy Grails of Aurora figures are Godzilla's gocart and King Kongs thronester!!

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In his book Rick Polizzi listed the prices for the three kits as follows:

Godzilla's Go-Cart $2700
King Kong's Thronester $1600
Gigantic Frankenstein $1350

And for comparison's sake:

Lost in Space (with chariot) $1400

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« Reply #407 on: August 20, 2020, 12:42:32 AM »
Hep,  the last Godzilla's gocart that was listed in an e-bay auction maybe a few short years ago went for over 10,000 dollars!!  And, it wasn't even totally mint, some of the parts if I remember correctly were painted, then stripped!!  Many years ago, when I had my huge model collection, I had a truly mint one that actually came from Japan from a trade that I did with a fellow model collector there.  It went to Toy Scouts for some trading I did at the time for original art,  but at the time was only going for about a quarter of the price shown above. 

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« Reply #408 on: September 10, 2020, 10:33:19 PM »
How about showing others how you display your finished models.  I would like some ideas from others.  Thanks!

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« Reply #409 on: September 10, 2020, 10:55:31 PM »
Something like this would be ideal:



You'd have to look for a retail shop getting rid of some of their display cabinets if you wanted to pick up any at a cut rate price though. Perhaps a china shop going out of business.

Incidentally, how many finished builds do you anticipate needing to display? How much capacity do you need?

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« Reply #410 on: September 14, 2020, 02:05:16 PM »
I store and display a lot of my toy collectibles in these very attractive Bühler curio cabinets that are widely available in furniture stores in Canada:







Unfortunately I couldn't find any Bühler cabinets with sufficient depth to enable me to store my Aurora long box kits (13") and Hawk Weird-Oh/Silly Surfer/Frantic kits (14") lengthwise. I therefore had to get a model cabinet custom manufactured at a pine furniture store:





It still didn't have enough depth to accommodate my 18" Aurora P-61 Black Widow or Bismarck model kits though:







I store my bottle and glass collection in a custom kitchen pantry I had one of the closet organizer firms make for me out of some type of fake wood veneer with transparent plastic doors:





A custom built cabinet might be your only viable option if you have a lot of kits to display but a limited amount of wall space. A custom built cabinet is the only way to maximize usage of available wall space.

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« Reply #411 on: September 19, 2020, 11:41:09 PM »
Lost Aurora Monsters of the Movies Metaluna Mutant.This is the Styrene kit that the owner of the original Aurora Muntant acetate sculpt had made later into Styrene kit.



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« Reply #412 on: September 19, 2020, 11:55:16 PM »
Lost Aurora Monsters of the Movies Metaluna Mutant.

I'd love to have one of those!
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« Reply #413 on: September 20, 2020, 12:00:01 AM »
I'd love to have one of those!
He sells them on ebay.I just wish he would do the Aurora Monsters of the Movies Godzilla in styrene being he has the Original Acetate sculpture  8).
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« Reply #414 on: September 20, 2020, 01:17:30 AM »
He sells them on ebay.

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« Reply #415 on: September 20, 2020, 10:36:02 AM »
Lost Aurora Monsters of the Movies Metaluna Mutant.This is the Styrene kit that the owner of the original Aurora Muntant acetate sculpt had made later into Styrene kit.

Wow, styrene! When did the owner have this done? What is the name of the company producing the kit?

 ???

I'm among the legion of Aurora monster model fans who have always wondered why the Metaluna Mutant was not included in the original series of long box kits that Aurora released between 1961 and 1965. I would have been all over a Metaluna Mutant kit. Much preferable in my opinion to the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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« Reply #416 on: September 20, 2020, 10:47:59 AM »
Wow, styrene! When did the owner have this done? What is the name of the company producing the kit?

 ???

I'm among the legion of Aurora monster model fans who have always wondered why the Metaluna Mutant was not included in the original series of long box kits that Aurora released between 1961 and 1965. I would have been all over a Metaluna Mutant kit. Much preferable in my opinion to the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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« Reply #417 on: September 20, 2020, 10:52:31 AM »
Hepcat he also owns this Aurora MOTM Godzilla aswell which hope he does in styrene.

 
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« Reply #418 on: September 21, 2020, 09:48:08 AM »
Godzilla is boss even when he's just starring in movies! He's right up there with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Charles Bronson and Yul Brynner in my book.

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« Reply #419 on: September 21, 2020, 09:59:15 PM »
1978 Monogram Godzilla reissue of the Aurora kit that came with Glow pieces.I know as a kid the Boxart of Monograms Godzilla always caught my attention.So decided let me see if can paint it up just like it.Hope you all like?

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