Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!

Started by Hepcat, January 07, 2011, 03:26:20 PM

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Hepcat

Evidently a fourth Fred Flypogger kit, War Monger, was planned for release by Monogram but disappointing sales of the first three caused the plans to be cancelled. While considerably more detailed than the competing Hawk Weird-Ohs, the hot rod fink craze was already fading away in 1965 when the Fred Flypogger kits hit store shelves.

You can still vote for your favourite Monogram Fred Flypogger kit in this thread though:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17113.0

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Majorvictory

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Does anyone know what the War Monger looked like?  Any relation to the Warmonger drawing?   ???

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Majorvictory

See reply #20.  Looks like a heavily armed, armoured Mustang, with tank treads and a $ in the grille (a subtle critique of the military-industrial complex, no doubt.)

Hepcat

#34
That drawing would I imagine have provided the seminal inspiration for the kit.



I don't think any kind of subtle critique of the military-industrial complex would have been intended at the time though. Kids just like tanks, that's all, and Monogram was marketing these kits to kids.

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Majorvictory

Which leads back to my question: does anything exist by way of drawings/concepts for the Warmonger submitted to Monogram by the artist?  What are the sources for this story?  The internets have only vague references. 

Hepcat

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Quote from: Majorvictory on March 20, 2012, 09:21:00 PM
What are the sources for this story?

My source is the book Classic Plastic Model Kits by Rick Polizzi:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17361.0

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Majorvictory

Thanks much.  I'll keep an eye peeled for a (reasonably priced) copy.

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zombywoof

Here is my completed Super Fuzz, fun kit to build.



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Hepcat

Neat! Were those Mouse Monster Club cards issued in the Monogram kits?

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weldonmc

I love building and painting RAT FINK models

Hepcat

Here are more pictures of a couple of my Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:





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