Author Topic: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???  (Read 7700 times)

Getter_1

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • *
  • Posts: 282
  • ...
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2009, 12:57:13 PM »
Glow Phantom was my first Aurora.  I think I was six.  Aaah the good old days.

Kenneth

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 508
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2009, 04:47:15 PM »
It was the longbox Aurora Dracula. I remember building and painting it as best a 6yr old could do, and then proudly showing it to my cousin (several years older). He said it looked great but needed more blood.....and proceeded to dip a paint brush in the Testor's Gloss Red Enamel and 'blotch' it all over my Dracula!  Ahhhh...fond memories!!!! I eventually bought all of the monster kits (except Forgotten Prisoner because he was not a 'real' monster).

I believe the first model I built was the Bachmann Birds of the World Owl kit. I loved those Bachmann animal kits...especially the bird series.

mjbare

  • Private First Class
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 96
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2009, 04:54:40 PM »
For many years, I thought it was the Aurora long box Frankenstein. My mom had bought me the kit and showed me how to put it together. I went on to buy and build most of the rest of the Aurora kits.

In 1999, my mom had by then developed one of the dementia diseases. I had taken her out of the nursing home for lunch and a movie and we were walking through Toys R Us and saw the reissued Aurora long box kits. My mom remembered how she showed me how to build the kit and all the kits I had built since then and it was then that I returned to kit building. Before she passed away, I'd take pictures of the kits I was building and it would take her and I back to better times.

When I had purchased one of the Aurora books, I saw the Aurora Sailor and knew I had won that years ago on a local childrens TV show, Skipper Ryle in Cincinnati, Ohio. My mom and I were in town visiting relatives and she had gotten me a ticket to be on the show. I don't remember why I won it but I did and can't remember if I won it after I had built Franky or not.

Michael

Tish, you spoke French!!  You know it drives me wild when you spead French!!!

muko

  • Private First Class
  • **
  • Posts: 60
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2009, 05:56:51 PM »
My first kit was Frankenstein and I to was hooked.I coudn't get enough of monsters.Waiting for the next copy of Famous Monsters of Filmland to come out,watching Chiller Theater on WPIX chan.11 NYC Sat nights.Also buying monster flip cards,anything monster.I'm so glad that there is a army of fellow monster lovers out there.I now know that I am not the only 55 year old still buying and building models.This is my first post and as soon as I get the hang of it I'll share some of my photos.

Mitchellmania

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 1463
  • "Don't make me use my stuff on you, man!"
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2009, 03:15:45 PM »
Back in 1967 when I was 5 years old I built Frankenstein (non glow) on my own. I put his hands upside down (I couldn't read instructions- I'm still not good at reading them-lol) and I painted his flesh copper and his shirt metallic green! I still have an arm left!

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 17411
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2020, 10:16:43 AM »
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.

I was also in fifth grade in 1961-1962 which were the years when Aurora issued the Frankenstein kit and then in 1962 the Dracula and Wolf Man kits.

 :)
Collecting! It's what I do!

Wolfman

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 2053
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2020, 03:00:07 PM »
Aurora Frankenstein.

JP

Mike Scott

  • Army General
  • *****
  • Posts: 24456
  • So terrifying only screams can describe it!
    • Monster Magazines
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2020, 03:52:22 PM »
Same here. Aurora Frankenstein.
CREATURE FAN

Visit My Monster Magazines Website

Rex fury

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 278
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2020, 05:17:31 PM »
Aurora Frankenstein for me too- Roughly 1965 or so.
RF

fearliath

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 315
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2020, 09:12:23 PM »
Aurora itself was a bit before my time. Monogram Luminator Frankenstein was my first.

BigShadow

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 1405
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2020, 01:56:03 AM »
I first built a kit around 1996 or 97 and it was the Hunchback.  I remember gluing the legs on backwards, lol, then trying to fix it the next day.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/767593183431720/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

Gojirafan

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 129
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2020, 01:43:42 PM »
Definitely an Aurora glow. I remember carrying around a paper bag of parts as a very little kid trying to scare away spiders on the ceiling.. I know I had Godzilla, Dracula, Monster of the movies Ghidorah & Rodan for sure. So it was around 1975. Fond memories of Duco cement glue.
Wish I had 2 of each toy as a kid....1 to play with and 1 kept mint in the box!!

Mike Scott

  • Army General
  • *****
  • Posts: 24456
  • So terrifying only screams can describe it!
    • Monster Magazines
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2020, 01:55:19 PM »
I remember carrying around a paper bag of parts as a very little kid trying to scare away spiders on the ceiling.

How, exactly, was that suppose to work?  ???
CREATURE FAN

Visit My Monster Magazines Website

Gojirafan

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 129
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2020, 01:57:19 PM »
How, exactly, was that suppose to work?  ???
Must have been the affects of duco cement inhalation.
Wish I had 2 of each toy as a kid....1 to play with and 1 kept mint in the box!!

Mike Scott

  • Army General
  • *****
  • Posts: 24456
  • So terrifying only screams can describe it!
    • Monster Magazines
Re: what was your 1st monster model kit you built..........aurora ???
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2020, 02:14:29 PM »
Must have been the affects of duco cement inhalation.

I thought maybe you rattled the bag of parts?  ;D
CREATURE FAN

Visit My Monster Magazines Website