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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2020, 08:47:49 PM »
Welcome to the UMA, SisterofFrankenstein!  :)

My Nosferatu build up with head from EscapeHatch hobbies.

Cool Nosferatu kit! Nicely done.
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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2020, 09:07:25 AM »
My Nosferatu build up with head from EscapeHatch hobbies.


Oh, nicely done!

I see this Escape Hatch outfit sells a lot of boss cool replacement parts for Aurora, Polar Lights, Moebius, Monarch and other such kits.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2020, 09:47:07 PM »
What are the best online sources for Monarch model kits?

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2020, 02:24:54 PM »
One of our members here once posted a shot of the 25 or so MIB Monarch model kits that he's accumulated. Can anyone find the picture or does anyone at least know who posted it?

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2020, 07:14:56 AM »
One of our members here once posted a shot of the 25 or so MIB Monarch model kits that he's accumulated. Can anyone find the picture or does anyone at least know who posted it?

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That would be me.  I also have a couple of the unreleased Fly boxes.







Also, I'd like to point out to those who criticized Monarch for their slow release schedule, Monarch was ONE guy, whose full time job is a dentist. He did all of it in his spare time with his own money. What he managed to accomplish is nothing short of amazing, and I challenge anyone who thinks they can do better by themselves to put their money where their mouth is.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2020, 07:28:41 AM »
Also, I'd like to point out to those who criticized Monarch for their slow release schedule

Not criticizing, mind you, but are those 7 all the models they released?
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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2020, 08:40:09 AM »
Not criticizing, mind you, but are those 7 all the models they released?

The Mr. Hyde square box is Moebius.

Monarch released ten kits total...

Nosferatu long box
Nosferatu Frightening Lightning box
Nosferatu square box
Ghost of Castel-Mare long box
Ghost of Castel-Mare square box
Gorgo long box
Gorgo Frightening Lightning box
Sinbad long box
Sinbad long box glow
Dracula/Jekyll and Hyde two pack

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2020, 09:02:52 AM »
The Mr. Hyde square box is Moebius.

So it is!  :)

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2020, 09:07:15 AM »
So it is!  :)

Thanks for the Monarch list!

No problem!  I forgot there is a variant of Gorgo with different box art.

Never knew the exact reason but they did the painting over using another artist.

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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2020, 12:30:55 PM »
Never knew the exact reason but they did the painting over using another artist.

Because they're both fabulous and I guess Dr. Scott McKillop couldn't decide between them and decided to let buyers make the choice for themselves. Many of course would have opted for one of each which was so much the better for Monarch!

Incidentally, does anyone have contact info for Dr. McKillop? We're both from London, so why is he ignoring this thread here? It's unseemly if I do say so myself.

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P.S. I've now sent Dr. McKillop an email in my own inimitable style. Maybe that will induce him to post in at least this thread.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2020, 01:44:23 PM »
That would be me.  I also have a couple of the unreleased Fly boxes.






I dunno. The picture I remember seeing had a much more varied selection of kits including Ghost of Castel-Maré and Gorgo originals with Frightening Lightning and Glow variants thrown in among the originals.

Also, I'd like to point out to those who criticized Monarch for their slow release schedule, Monarch was ONE guy, whose full time job is a dentist. He did all of it in his spare time with his own money. What he managed to accomplish is nothing short of amazing, and I challenge anyone who thinks they can do better by themselves to put their money where their mouth is.

I agree! Monarch's kits are made from styrene plastic with parts attached to sprues just the  way Aurora's were. The other one man outfits all release models fabricated from resin or at best vinyl. Moreover Monarch's offerings are actually model kits with multiple parts unlike those issued by almost all other one man outfits which issue "kits" with a pathetic two or three parts. In other words, Monarch model kits are real kits in every way and the box art rivals that of the Aurora kits.

But Dr. Scott McKillop is a radiologist not a dentist.

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2020, 07:53:05 PM »
Monarch released ten kits total...

Nosferatu long box
Nosferatu Frightening Lightning box
Nosferatu square box
Ghost of Castel-Mare long box
Ghost of Castel-Mare square box
Gorgo long box
Gorgo Frightening Lightning box
Sinbad long box
Sinbad long box glow
Dracula/Jekyll and Hyde two pack

Do you have the figures for the respective production runs of each kit?

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2020, 08:54:32 AM »
One of our members here once posted a shot of the 25 or so MIB Monarch model kits that he's accumulated. Can anyone find the picture or does anyone at least know who posted it?


Here it is!



After several other Searches, I pecked in "Monarch kit stash" and found that Wolfman66 had posted it. And I thought it was Wolfman but I'd forgotten the 66.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=search2

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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2020, 11:58:09 PM »
Mine are spread out. I couldn't even get to the Gorgo kits or the regular Ghost kits.  I think I have around 35.


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Re: Post your Monarch Models buildups here!
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2020, 11:02:14 AM »
I guess I missed this thread.  I have all the Monarch kits and met Scott a couple of times at Wonderfest some years back.  I don't know it if has been mentioned but there are strong rumors he is planning on some future releases but only rumors so far.  As mentioned he does have a full time job as a doctor or dentist in Canada so this was in his spare time and probably a loss investment but whatever he wasn't going to get rich doing it.  Here's some old Wonderfest photos and one has him sitting in the background.








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