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hello monsters mine was frankenstein..  my dad took me to a small hobby hardware store on milwaukee ave and fullerton ave...in chicago........love at 1st site to see so many kits on a shelf........and yes i still have it ...were you say on my sons shelf in his bedroom.........priceless..........big j..........

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 08:01:32 AM »
My first monster model was the Aurora glow in the dark version of Godzilla.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 08:12:22 AM »
I had glow versions of Godzilla and King Kong and a bunch of the Prehistoric Scenes, but I don't remember which one was done first. 

They are awaiting restoration.  Someday...

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 09:00:43 AM »
I think mine was the Creature - 70's square glow box.  Around the same time I got Godzilla and Wolfman, so I'm not totally sure which came first - but I definitely liked the Creature best.  I will never forget building those with my dad.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 09:03:36 AM »
Mine was the original Frankenstein. I was 5 so my Dad helped me build it. When I saw that Bama artwork on the box I was hooked!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 09:24:04 AM »
My first monster model kit was DRACULA.  Ah the memories.  I can still smell the enamel paints and the glue.  Mom reminding me to make sure I keep everything on the newspaper.  Great times.  David
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 09:37:50 AM »
Thin box Frankenstein.

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009, 11:26:20 AM »
Mine was the long box Franky. I must have been 5 or 6...i built it w/no assistance and did pretty well up until it was time to glue on the head. For whatever reason i decided it needed way more glue than the other parts did. [this was the gool old fashioned toxic stuff] I finished it just before going to bed and when i eagerly got up the next morning to admire my handiwork i noticed Franky's head had completely sunken into his chest due to the melting effect of too much glue... Luckily my older brother helped me with my second attempt and i still have it to this day.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2009, 12:33:57 PM »
Definitely one of the Aurora square boxed ones. Probably Frankenstein, Dracula or Wolf Man, can't remember which one.

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 12:39:11 PM »
Aurora  Franky here.  And then all the others.  I was hooked!!!
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2009, 01:03:15 PM »
Well, this is going to date me. :o

All were long box Aurora kits.
Frankenstein was the first, followed by Dracula, then King Kong, and then the Wolfman.

I was in the fifth grade and I recall paying less than a dollar for each.  Testors pla enamel was 10 to 15 cents per bottle and adding a couple of dime brushes and a tube of model cement,  I was investing almost all of my lawnmowing/dog walking/babysitting money.

In Later I added a guillotine, the Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Back Lagoon, and Dr Jekyll, not to forget the Forgotten Prisoner of Castle Mare.

By the time I was in the 7th grade,I had added the entire line of knights in Armor from Aurora.

Those guys made the best kits.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 02:01:38 PM »
Not a monster kit but a human body that you could see through and take the parts out put them back.  I wait!  I did a model of a human heart and how it pumped blood through the body.  Cool, but neither were scary.  I eventually put a model of the human head together.  That was cool!
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009, 02:21:13 PM »
Not a monster kit but a human body that you could see through and take the parts out put them back.

You mean this:

http://www.vintagetoys.com/toy/forsale/classified/107?imgdisplay=1

I had it too. There was also a cow and a dog, I beleive.

My first was a long box creature. I had most of the aurora monsters in original and glow versions, but they didn't make the move when we switched houses.

The other two models I remember having were Lindy Loonies "Road Hog" and one of the 2-piece + hair lindberg monsters.
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 02:43:45 PM »
Mine was the long box Aurora Frankenstein too but I didn't have glue or paint to put it together. I used rubber bands! I can't remember what happened to that kit. Looking back, my attention span must have been less than two minutes.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009, 03:56:08 PM »
My first model kit was the MPC Barnabas Collins. (1969)
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