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Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« on: March 13, 2020, 12:53:56 PM »
Monarch Models of London, Ontario wasn't known for releasing kits on a timely basis. Nor was it known for releasing many kits. Monarch was instead known for releasing kits that though rare in number were over-the-top sensational! Here are two:

The Ghost of Castel-Maré (June 2011)



Gorgo (May 2014)

 



So post your Monarch buildups here!

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 03:48:12 PM »
My dad loves the Forgotten Prisoner. When Ghost was announced, he had me build and paint this one for him. I like how it turned out overall. he loved it. That's the important part. It's a great kit, maybe Monarch's best in my opinion. Although I love all the kits they did. I will see if I can find shots of the Nosferatu I did.


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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 09:29:32 PM »
 My personal favorite is their excellent Nosferatu.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 10:52:53 PM »
When Ghost was announced, he had me build and paint this one for him.

How did you paint the Ghost and what kind of paint did you use?

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 05:26:32 AM »
How did you paint the Ghost and what kind of paint did you use?

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Paints I used were Citadel miniature paints and some Testors oils. I went with an off the wall contrasting colors look. My attempt at getting the effect that the torch was all that was illuminating the castle, and to make him appear a tad transparent.

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 08:03:29 PM »
I have two Monarchs in my stash. Their second kit, Sinbad, and their fourth kit, Gorgo. I'm reluctant to build either, as there aren't exactly a lot of them around (with the exception of the Frightening Lightning version of Gorgo). I'm especially reluctant to build my Gorgo, as it's molded in yellow-green, which is supposed to be the rarest of the colors the kit was produced in. The Gorgo kits were notorious for having extra and/or missing parts, and sure enough, mine was missing the clock faces. Monarch sent replacements at no charge.

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 09:32:37 PM »
The Gorgo kits were notorious for having extra and/or missing parts....

I wonder how/why Monarch couldn't get this simplest of all details right. Were the kits actually manufactured in China or something?

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 08:49:57 AM »
Here are the Monarch Models kits I have done, I think I have all of Scott's kits.  I met him at a Wonderfest a couple of times around 10 years back.  He is a doctor and did this on the side because of his love of the old Aurora monsters.  Then it got to be too much and he closed the doors about 4 or so years back.  There are rumors he may be preparing to start up, possibly at a lower pace, again and a Fly kit might get released.









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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 03:22:15 PM »
There are rumors he may be preparing to start up, possibly at a lower pace, again and a Fly kit might get released.


How much slower could the revived company be? First time around, their delays of announced kits went on for years. ;) Anyways, I recently read somewhere that the Moon Suit might be next. But I'm not holding my breath.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 02:05:18 PM »
How much slower could the revived company be? First time around, their delays of announced kits went on for years.

Truth!

Monarch does deserve full credit for its box art though which is simply fabulous. It's far better than that of the kits produced by Polar Lights or Moebius (unless of course the latter two companies simply reproduced the Aurora box art). Monarch's box art is actually up to the quality of James Bama's Aurora long box originals.

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 04:44:05 PM »
Truth!

Monarch does deserve full credit for its box art though which is simply fabulous. It's far better than that of the kits produced by Polar Lights or Moebius (unless of course the latter two companies simply reproduced the Aurora box art). Monarch's box art is actually up to the quality of James Bama's Aurora long box originals.

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Yes, Monarch's box art was excellent, as were their sculpts (with the exception of the Dracula and Jekyll-Hyde repros).

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 10:26:34 PM »
Yes, Monarch's box art was excellent, as were their sculpts (with the exception of the Dracula and Jekyll-Hyde repros).
Those were re-pops of old Aurora Monster of the Movies kits so Scott didn't have anyone sculpt them for him.  Jekyll/Hyde was produced after he had actually terminated operations and he was selling them to people who got notified by model websites.  I bought a box of four but only used two and sold the other two.  He had an attack of the 50' man and the fly in the works before he closed the doors.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 10:38:41 AM »
Those were re-pops of old Aurora Monster of the Movies kits so Scott didn't have anyone sculpt them for him.  Jekyll/Hyde was produced after he had actually terminated operations and he was selling them to people who got notified by model websites.  I bought a box of four but only used two and sold the other two.  He had an attack of the 50' man and the fly in the works before he closed the doors.

Yes, I know they weren't original sculpts. That's why I called them "repros."

A little history of Monarch is here: https://culttvman.com/main/the-end-of-monarch-models/

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 09:29:45 PM »
He had an attack of the 50' man and the fly in the works before he closed the doors.

Attack of the 50' man? Is that the same as The Amazing Colossal Man? Why bother anyway? The one I'd like to see is Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman:



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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2020, 08:24:54 PM »
My Nosferatu build up with head from EscapeHatch hobbies..