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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2009, 03:58:12 PM »
My first model kit was the MPC Barnabas Collins. (1969)


You know, I'm glad you posted this, because I could have sworn I had a Barnabus model kit but wondered if I had just dreamed it up!

The only thing that survived all these years re: Dark Shadows are some of the paperback books I collected back then.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2009, 04:00:53 PM »
The square box "glow" Wolfman.

I may be splitting hairs, but the Prehistoric Scenes sabre-tooth tiger came along first.
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2009, 04:09:29 PM »
The Wolfman 70's glow kit.. and that nifty orange smelling glue....:)

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2009, 04:12:35 PM »
You know, I'm glad you posted this, because I could have sworn I had a Barnabus model kit but wondered if I had just dreamed it up!

The only thing that survived all these years re: Dark Shadows are some of the paperback books I collected back then.

Mike


I was barely five years old when I saw that kit on the shelf at Gaylords, I just had to have it. Dark shadows was the first show that ever scared me, it introduced me to the horror genre. It was from that show that I learned that being scared could be fun. Barnabas was the first vampire I ever knew about. My love of monsters began with Dark Shadows.

There's a beautiful factory sealed kit on Ebay right now. This is my holy grail. I hope I can pick one up some day.

Ebay Item number: 400049320197   

Here's a comic book ad for the Barnabas & Werewolf kits.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/jcmetalcoven/barnabas.jpg?t=1244152838
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2009, 04:32:11 PM »
Long box Aurora Frankenstein. . . Not only my first monster model, but my first model kit!

It was less than a buck, and my scrounging for bottles in the neighborhood quickly assumed a new level of intensity and purpose. I soon had Dracula, the Wolf Man, and--if memory serves--the Mummy. . .

Good times. . .

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2009, 05:14:25 PM »
Long box Dracula.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2009, 05:27:12 PM »
As I'm sure I've mentioned in the past, models were not a part of my childhood so my first ever kit was actually the El Baron resin kit from Ultratumba, done just last year. (Ah... what memories...lol)



I decided to add a little glow to it. That always helps...



I just got the new Revell re-issues of Frankenstein and Dracula so I'll be trying my first plastic kits soon too... Then, glow Big Frankie after that.

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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2009, 06:13:21 PM »
 My first model was the Aurora 'Forgotten Prisoner', a week later I bought 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' and a life sized 'Human Skull'.  Not sure what order I got the other models.  My brother and his friend blew up all my TV spaceship models with firecrackers.  Thankfully all the monsters were left untouched.
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2009, 09:11:28 PM »
My first model was definitely an Aurora, probably the Creature.
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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2009, 09:20:46 PM »
First Aurora Monster Model was Frankenstein and I was hooked...I eventually got them all as they were being released for the first time in the 60s' ...My all time  Favorite that I still have today is the Addams Family Haunted House...I still have an Original one MIB...
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2009, 09:41:49 PM »
My first model was very likely the Allosaurus from the Prehistoric Scenes line. You can see the box in this pic:

The only two monster models I ever had were the Glow versions of the Wolf Man and the Forgotten Prisoner of Castlemare. I ended up getting almost all of the Prehistoric models.
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2009, 09:59:17 PM »
The original Aurora Frankenstein was definitely my first.  When I look at my 90's repro, it still makes me very nostalgic for the monsters of my childhood.
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2009, 10:33:11 PM »
I built several around the same time, not sure which came first.

Blackbeard
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Frankenstein
The Phantom (Revell - The Ghost Who Walks, not Opera)
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Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2009, 10:58:21 PM »
1 Glow Wolfman 2 Glow Hunchback 3 Glow Creature 4 Glow Prisoner

I can remember getting a color add for the Monster Scenes in a few kits and getting all turned on by the Vampirella and Victim illustrations-lol.