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Rogerbee

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Rage of the Creature
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:59:23 AM »

Bought this little gem yesterday:



Apparently this is one of the rarer Creature kits out there. I found it tucked away on Mooncrest Models site, in the UK. (Don't have to worry about  long wait times or customs fees!) It's complete apart from the chains, but I've found a few on eBay that will fit the bill. Here's a look inside the box:



A better look at the parts layout:



A pic of a finished kit (Hope mine looks as good or better!) :



I am slowly getting back into the swing of garage kit building again now and have collected a few of Mike Hill's old kits recently. I have one of his Clint Eastwood to do and then I think I'll dive into this one. Should be a ball to work on.

Don't worry, though I sold my big Frankenstein bust, I do still have my McVey Dracula and will get round to him one day....

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 10:12:00 AM »
Well wouldn't you be angry if you were chained up like that?

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 11:10:58 AM »
Congrats! That is a rare kit!

In case you don't know, the sculptor is Sam Greenwell and it came out in 1996.
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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 02:14:32 PM »

Great kit! I'd never heard of 'mooncrest models'. Cheers Rogerbee!
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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 02:00:47 AM »
Congrats! That is a rare kit!

In case you don't know, the sculptor is Sam Greenwell and it came out in 1996.

Yeah, I heard it was a run of 30 kits. However, I did also read that it wad reissued in 2013 by Saturn Ltd, Monsters In Motion listed it, but, I'm not sure which edition they had.

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 02:04:16 AM »
Great kit! I'd never heard of 'mooncrest models'. Cheers Rogerbee!

They're a garage kit company mainly and have been around since the 90's. They have some nice kits available. I think the creature was part of the owner's personal collection.

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 02:52:35 AM »
However, I did also read that it wad reissued in 2013 by Saturn Ltd

That I didn't know!
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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »
I got this kit (a reissue) last XMas. I will get to it someday. Big stack ahead of him. Mine did not come with chains. I will pick some up at the hardware store. Cool Kit!
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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 02:05:00 AM »
Chains! There's a story, I bought some on eBay that I thought were miniature ones, and they turned out to be samples of full size ones! LOL! I got my measurements mixed up. When they said 6mm diameter, I thought that was the overall size of the link, not the hole in it! OOPS! Never mind, I'll use them to stop me from making any more dumb eBay purchases. I have ordered some that I know will fit the bill.

The kit itself arrived yesterday. The box looks like it's been in a lake longer than he has, but I knew that was going to be the case and it was partly why I got him for a knockdown price. The creature is smaller than I thought and is either 1/7 or 1/8, but, it is so nice and really well cast. The arm sockets needed adjusting before the arms would key, aside from that it goes together like a charm with very little filling needed.

I am really looking forward to working on him. Here's some in hand pics:















Anyone know how many were reissued?

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 10:06:34 AM »
The new chains came today, much more like it! I also found an old wall hanger in a draw that had some slightly larger split links on it. They are a perfect match for the chains and I can attach them to the creature's manacles and the attachment points (I forget what the proper term is.) on the dock.





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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
I am really looking forward to working on him.

Looking forward to seeing it finished!  :)
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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 09:40:19 AM »

You can use a little artistic license when it comes to colour. There can't be many people still around that actually saw the real costume and as far as I know it was never preserved. Not sure I'd give it lipstick like in your signature pic, but I'm sure I'll come up with a workable scheme.

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
Nice kit Rogerbee!
Looking forward to your progress photos, and to your finished photos!

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Re: Rage of the Creature
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 01:13:32 PM »

They might be a little while in coming now. I've decided to put modelling on hold again till I get set up in my new place, which will have a studio. It's easier to transport kits than it is finished items. Once I'm settled I can manage my time better and will spend much more time on modelling.

I'll get there...

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