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Collecting Monsters => Monster Kits => Topic started by: BlackLagoon on January 26, 2013, 07:34:08 PM

Title: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BlackLagoon on January 26, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
Hey all..today was the 1st Saturday I had some free time so I went to my local hobby shop to pick up some paint for my Aurora Dracula (I think they built the George Washington Bridge in less time)...anyway, I had 20.00 left on a gift card and saw this for 18.99 and had to have it for the box alone....plus it came with a comic book  ;)

Didn't even open it yet..anyone have any history or thoughts on these kits?

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt2/jmvolina/Picture82_zpsee24466b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 26, 2013, 08:00:59 PM
I really dig the Monster Scenes™ line. One of my favorites out of the series is the: Pain Parlor. That particular one sticks out. The graphics on the kit-box is really outstanding. The Vampirella box-art its really nice too. But not the actual
Vampirella kit itself.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BlackLagoon on January 26, 2013, 08:34:01 PM
Yeah they had that one too but I just got the one until I find out how good it is. They also had some rabid rabbit thing--not really my thing but I'd be interested in seeing a build up.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on January 26, 2013, 09:09:07 PM
(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/2011-strabbit.jpg)(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/2011-feralcat.jpg)(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/2011-skeleton.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on January 26, 2013, 09:21:41 PM
(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/pit-eval-0113.jpg)(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ap_eval1.jpg)(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ap_eval2.jpg)(http://monsterscenes.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ap_eval3.jpg)
Upcoming styrene environment kit: The Animal Pit!
There's already a thread for these, actually. http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=15508.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=15508.0)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BlackLagoon on January 26, 2013, 10:16:30 PM
Definitely digging the Animal Pit--that looks like it could work for a dio with some of my 3 3/4 figures.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on January 27, 2013, 12:26:42 AM
Definitely digging the Animal Pit--that looks like it could work for a dio with some of my 3 3/4 figures.
It'd be a bit oversized. Monster Scenes are 1/13-scale, whereas 3.75" figures are 1/18-scale.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: CreepysFan on January 27, 2013, 02:23:18 AM
 Didn't Monster Scenes also have a Poe like Pendulum model, or was that from another series ?
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on January 27, 2013, 04:08:45 AM
Didn't Monster Scenes also have a Poe-like Pendulum model, or was that from another series?

That is correct, sir! And it was amongst Moebius Models' Monster Scenes reissues. It's still available from quite a few online sources, too.
(http://www.monsterscenes.net/yasutoshi_pendulum%20copy.gif)(http://www.moebiusmodels.com/images/monsterScenes/pendulum.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on January 28, 2013, 10:14:45 AM
Well I want to see the new Victim kit!

 ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on January 28, 2013, 07:59:16 PM
Well I want to see the new Victim kit!

 ;)
She should come with a cellphone that clearly has zero bars! :o :P ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BijouBob8mm on February 04, 2013, 01:34:46 PM
Quote
The Vampirella box-art its really nice too. But not the actual Vampirella kit itself.

Which I've never understood.  The sculpts on the Monster Scenes Victim (aka Dr. Deadly's Daughter) and the Prehistoric Scenes Cave Girl were better than Vampi.  (Although I've seen a couple of people who managed to compensate for the Vampi sculpt with their paint jobs.)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on February 17, 2013, 02:58:38 PM
Here's my Vampi kit. I thought she came out all right.

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/009-1_zpsfa1dd37d.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/009-1_zpsfa1dd37d.jpg) (http://[img width=600 height=800)

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: empty13 on February 17, 2013, 06:10:00 PM
i prefer the 1/8 scale but i got the rabbit cat and skeleton. might help with future 1/8 kit customizing...
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: lblambert on February 17, 2013, 10:47:58 PM
That's a great finishing job on your Vampi, D!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on February 17, 2013, 10:59:46 PM
Thank you Sir!!! I admit that it's not the greatest sculpt, but if you work it right it comes out pretty good!!!!!!

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 17, 2013, 11:09:36 PM
That gives me an idea. Dr. Madd's Cooking scenes. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on February 17, 2013, 11:56:43 PM
Thank you Sir!!! I admit that it's not the greatest sculpt, but if you work it right it comes out pretty good!!!!!!

You did a great job with what you were given, but her face, hips and thighs are still just blecchhh!

 :-\
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on February 18, 2013, 12:58:54 AM
 I just try to think of it that Aurora was dealing with a kid's toy. Vampi is a very sexy character but how are you going to market that to a kid without the parents getting upset? Remember that there was a big uproar when these kits came out because parents felt that they were too graphic back them. No, it is not the best representation of the character. But I think Aurora did what they had to do and it is up to the artist to make her look as good as they can. Just my thoughts on the matter.

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: jimm on February 18, 2013, 10:59:31 AM
If they continue to add to the series a new Vampi sculpt should be on the list.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on February 19, 2013, 07:53:03 PM
Dynamite Comics owns Vampirella now. If Denncom can work out a licensing deal for an updated sculpt in the new line, that'd be great. They authorized the Moebius re-issue, after all.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 19, 2013, 11:20:12 PM
ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. Test shots were previewed 2 years ago this month. Still no models. Need those first! ;D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on February 19, 2013, 11:43:06 PM
ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. ANIMAL PIT AND DUNGEON. Test shots were previewed 2 years ago this month. Still no models. Need those first! ;D
I believe resin versions were sold. But, yes, now we need the styrene kits. Of course, we still need the new & improved Dr. Deadly, himself!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BijouBob8mm on March 25, 2013, 10:52:13 AM
Fantastic (fangtastic?) job on that Vampi kit, propman; you've really taken a so-so sculpt and made it come alive with that paint job!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: obantox on March 25, 2013, 02:46:48 PM
Love these kits, nice brush work on the vampy, we could do with a hero for the series,
just picked up the 1/13 scale bride of drac and scream queen to go with the rest of the m/s kits
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on March 25, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
Thanks guys for the kind words about the paint job on Vampirella!!! I never found it to be that bad of a sculpt. Remember, these were made for kids to play with so they couldn't go too sexy with her. Here is the rest of my Monster Scenes kits. All are original Auroras except for my Dr. Deadly (he's resin). I also didn't repaint my Victim because I believe she is a factory paint job. Hope you like them.

"D" ;)

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/007-1_zps0a9e018e.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/007-1_zps0a9e018e.jpg) (http://[img width=800 height=600)

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/008-1_zps8b023082.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/008-1_zps8b023082.jpg) (http://[img width=800 height=600)

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/009-1_zps150c6d76.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/009-1_zps150c6d76.jpg) (http://[img width=600 height=800)

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/010-1_zps42cdeaab.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/010-1_zps42cdeaab.jpg) (http://[img width=600 height=800)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: horrorhunter on March 25, 2013, 08:04:43 PM
     Those are beautiful, propman. I've always liked that Vampi kit. I know it is sculpted to be a little clunky and wonky, but I think that's part of the charm (kinda like Palmer monsters). Like you say, they couldn't go too sexy with kiddie toys those days. Hell, they still got hit with a crapstorm from the "enraged parents with empty heads" groups that were descending on Aurora like a torch wielding mob from a UniMon flick over those Monster Scenes kits. Now if you want to see a sexy Vampi check out those action figures from Clayburn Moore from a few years ago. They aren't model kits, but they smoke with the sexy. Especially that variant where she is turned backwards in the blister card. Hubba,Hubba.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: The Batman on March 25, 2013, 09:24:56 PM
'Love seeing these again. 'Nice work. I remember seeing them for sale in the 70's when I was too young to afford 'em. 'Amazing they are still around!  8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on March 25, 2013, 09:51:18 PM
just picked up the 1/13 scale bride of drac and scream queen to go with the rest of the m/s kits.
I'll be ordering those next week.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 26, 2013, 10:34:15 AM
I just try to think of it that Aurora was dealing with a kid's toy. Vampi is a very sexy character but how are you going to market that to a kid without the parents getting upset?

Thanks guys for the kind words about the paint job on Vampirella!!! I never found it to be that bad of a sculpt. Remember, these were made for kids to play with so they couldn't go too sexy with her.

Like you say, they couldn't go too sexy with kiddie toys those days. Hell, they still got hit with a crapstorm from the "enraged parents with empty heads" groups that were descending on Aurora like a torch wielding mob from a UniMon flick over those Monster Scenes kits.

I've always found that kind of thinking by parents and certain other elements of society to be so sick as to be incomprehensible. Scenes of torture and gore are alright for kids, but heaven forbid that there be anything too sexy! Thinking so wrong that it's mind boggling.

 ::)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 26, 2013, 11:17:42 AM
I remember seeing them for sale in the 70's when I was too young to afford 'em. 'Amazing they are still around!  8)

Silver Snail Comics in downtown Toronto had a bunch of unsold warehouse stock of these kits for sale in the early eighties. I didn't buy any, because they were cheap snap-together models that were indicative of what I regarded as the dumbing down of model kits in the seventies. I mean serious models require glue, and there was no room for anything so frivolous as a snap-together kit in my collection.

Of course I was the one so dumb as to not have bought several at very good prices for resale at much higher prices today!

 ::)

P.S. There's still no room in my collection though for those dumbed down snap-together kits!

 ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: jimm on March 26, 2013, 08:06:23 PM
I love me a good snap kit when the subject and sculpt are worthy. Just glue it at the snap joint if it that works for you Hep!  8)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRp_oy0dgMjonO7G1Q6vMBambd4Dc141Vbm3BDWUKb6LXMOFVtP)

(http://www.tylisaari.com/prehistoricscenes/kits/arm79box.JPG)

Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 26, 2013, 08:14:56 PM
Yeah, but the fact that the kits were made for a pedestrian skill level offended me when they first hit the shelves back in the seventies, and therefore I'm still prejudiced against them. They were wrong!

 :-\
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on March 26, 2013, 09:14:01 PM
I guess it's just a matter of taste Hepcat. I never found a problem with any type of kit as long as I liked the subject matter. Be it snap together/ glue together/ or resin...
Can't we all just get Along????? LOL :)    And if we're going to start showing off dinosaur kits....... Here you go snap together and all!!!!!............

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/COLLECTION%20ROOM/MaskCollection260.jpg[/img]](http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/COLLECTION%20ROOM/MaskCollection260.jpg) (http://[img width=800 height=517)

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 26, 2013, 10:39:09 PM
I really like your buildups! But from my own standpoint I need more not less rules to try to keep my collections from octopussing even further. I collect too many different kinds of model kits as it is, from Aurora figures to Revell "Big Daddy" Roth figures to Aurora, Hawk and Revell warplanes and warships to AMT and MPC cars. I'll soon be at a practical limit of display space.

 :)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on March 27, 2013, 12:29:18 AM
I understand where you are coming from Hepcat!!!! When I had my shop, my collection was twice the size it is today. I was going to stop collecting all together. But I decided to keep my collection down to just 1960's and 1970's monster stuff that I either had or really wanted as a kid. And with my Abbott & Costello meets Frankenstein full figure display taking up 1/4 of my collection room I'm limited on space as well. I have only 3 more model kits that I am adding to my stuff and them the models are done. I am planning on building at least 2 more full figures but I got my wife to agree to let them go down in my living room. People like Monster Bob have their whole house full of stuff. I had one friend that built on an extension to his house to make a full scale Hammer films Frankenstein's laboratory. I just can't do that!!!! I collect stuff for the memories it brings back. That's why I don't by any new toys that come out. I've got enough of that kind of stuff sitting in storage waiting for the value to go up to be sold. So stick to your guns my friend!!!! Just wanted to point out that the snap together kits aren't all that bad.

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: jimm on March 27, 2013, 06:15:32 AM
Nice, Propman. I recently just missed out on the Moebius Monster Scenes store display, dang it! O0
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 27, 2013, 07:35:38 AM
I have plenty of room in my collection for Monster Scenes. Snap together, glue together, or rubber band together. :angel: ;)

(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgall2.JPG)
(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgdd2.JPG)
(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgfrank2.JPG)
(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgvamp1.JPG)
(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgvic1.JPG)
(http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rggg1.JPG)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 27, 2013, 09:10:11 AM
People like Monster Bob have their whole house full of stuff.

Missdead's house is absolutely packed with wild stuff as well and Frankenstein73 has an entire separate house for his collectibles!

 8)

I collect stuff for the memories it brings back.

You bet! That's what it's all about for me as well. The problem is that I liked so many different things as a kid, and I have a very good memory. So I still want them all!

 :-\
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 27, 2013, 12:54:01 PM
I have plenty of room in my collection for Monster Scenes. Snap together, glue together, or rubber band together.

And I'm glad you do because you've put together a fabulous display!

 8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: propman on March 27, 2013, 07:29:32 PM
Great stuff Phibes!!!! I love seeing the stuff too!!!!

"D" ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 27, 2013, 08:38:24 PM
I understand the concept of having to "draw the line" on what you collect though. Space is an issue. But I couldn't draw the line at Monster Scenes. The lab and Frankenstein were dreams come true for me. >:D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on March 27, 2013, 08:59:19 PM
I understand the concept of having to "draw the line" on what you collect though. Space is an issue. But I couldn't draw the line at Monster Scenes. The lab and Frankenstein were dreams come true for me. >:D
Stellar paint jobs on those kits, Anton! Vampi almost has an anime vibe to her.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BijouBob8mm on March 29, 2013, 10:52:48 AM
Shelf space...the bane of the collector!  The scale and detail on the Prehistoric Scenes critters was so amazing, especially compared to those dino kits from Lindberg.  (Although their Stegosaurus was a decent little model.)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 29, 2013, 11:57:40 AM
Stellar paint jobs on those kits, Anton! Vampi almost has an anime vibe to her.

Thanks Count, propman, Hepcat. Now you can see why I seriously want the Animal Pit and the Dungeon to get released already!! >:D >:D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on March 29, 2013, 02:00:25 PM
Thanks Count, propman, Hepcat. Now you can see why I seriously want the Animal Pit and the Dungeon to get released already!! >:D >:D
Do you have the Bride of Dracula and Scream Queen kits by Molemento Pete? Those have been re-released, too. Along with the Monsters of the Movies Invisible Man.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 29, 2013, 02:03:16 PM
Do you have the Bride of Dracula and Scream Queen kits by Molemento Pete? Those have been re-released, too. Along with the Monsters of the Movies Invisible Man.

I saw those. They are tempting. But I try to keep my "rule" with Monster Scenes to styrene plastic for the most part. But we will see how long I hold out. My guess is--if I had the cash to buy them right now, I would already have them. I would make a horrible Green lantern. :laugh:
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on March 29, 2013, 03:37:49 PM
The power of the will, or lack thereof in this case....

 ;D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on April 01, 2013, 10:27:42 AM
You know it would be cool to mix some of the Prehistoric Scenes figures into a Monster Scenes diorama. Vampirella could be leading a Sabre Tooth after the Victim! Or Dr. Deadly could have a caged Pterodactyl to unleash or a Cro-Magnon Man for experimental purposes.

 ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: CreepyJeff on April 07, 2013, 01:07:11 PM
Here's a pic of the Monster Scene Display I recently picked up from a good monster friend.  I had fun putting this together!
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/creepyjeepy/Monsterscene_zpsf52e4346.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on April 07, 2013, 03:20:41 PM
Oh I like that!

 8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Type3Toys on May 03, 2013, 05:54:14 PM
Best thread ever!!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 03, 2013, 06:41:06 PM
Here's a pic of the Monster Scene Display I recently picked up from a good monster friend.  I had fun putting this together!
([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/creepyjeepy/Monsterscene_zpsf52e4346.jpg[/url])


Oh. man!! That is quite wonderful. ;D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: The Batman on May 03, 2013, 11:24:59 PM

[url]http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/007-1_zps0a9e018e.jpg[/url][/img]]([url]http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/007-1_zps0a9e018e.jpg[/url]) (http://[img width=800 height=600)




'Love how funky-retro 70's this looks! Superb paint job!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Scatter on May 04, 2013, 06:52:40 AM
I have plenty of room in my collection for Monster Scenes. Snap together, glue together, or rubber band together. :angel: ;)

([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgall2.JPG[/url])
([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgdd2.JPG[/url])
([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgfrank2.JPG[/url])
([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgvamp1.JPG[/url])
([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rgvic1.JPG[/url])
([url]http://www.tylisaari.com/models/gallery/ms/gallery/ms-rggg1.JPG[/url])


Anton, you got some SKILLZ brother!!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Scatter on May 04, 2013, 06:54:25 AM
Here's a pic of the Monster Scene Display I recently picked up from a good monster friend.  I had fun putting this together!
([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/creepyjeepy/Monsterscene_zpsf52e4346.jpg[/url])


Wow, so cool!!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on May 04, 2013, 02:06:12 PM
Anton, you got some SKILLZ brother!!

Thanks bro. I will be updating this picture before too much longer with some new additions. 8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on June 08, 2013, 12:01:33 PM
Know what I'd love to see? A Monster Scenes "Cthulhu" styrene kit! Have it at about the size of the old Prehistoric Scenes T. Rex kit. That would just be so wild!

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on June 08, 2013, 12:38:10 PM
I'd like to see someone assemble a diorama combining the Prehistoric Scenes with the Monster Scenes.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 18, 2013, 11:29:08 AM
Wowzers. I am going to have something major in this line being added to my collection soon. Major to me anyway. If you arent a fan, then you won't be thrilled. But I love Monster Scenes...so it's big news to me.

As most of us know, the Canadian issues of these kits included the Giant Insect, Dracula, and Jekyll/Hyde. Moebius re-released the Insect 40 years later worldwide. But Dracula and Mr. Hyde only saw release as re-tooled  "Monsters of the Movies." Sans the small bases and interchangeable arms and legs for Dracula.

Monarch has plans to re-release Dracula and Hyde. It was announced before the owner, Scott Mckillop, had to focus his energies on his vocation as a medical professional. As a result, the side business of Monarch had to take a back seat for awhile. The next kit in the pipeline from them is going to be Gorgo. So the Monster Scenes kits have to go to the back burner for awhile until Gorgo is released. It seemed as if the MS versions of these monsters were going to continue to elude me. The originals are as rare as hen's teeth and out of my price range. Monarch was my last chance of getting these guys.

I had heard rumors of them being cancelled altogether. This rumor being due to Dynacomm ( the trademark holder)'s interest in producing their own kits with the release of the Dungeon and Animal Pit, and the additions of Feral Cat and a new rabbit and skeleton. So, rumors abounded that Dynacomm no longer wished to "lease out" the name of Monster Scenes to Moebius, Monarch, Molemento, or anyone else. Any future releases of Monster Scenes kits were to come from Dynacomm only. 

 I emailed Scott directly to inquire if these guys would see production, or if the rumors were true. What with everything that seemed to be preventing their release, I decided to ask Monarch directly.

On and off since 2008, I have regularly asked him about these, and may have made a bit of a nuisance of myself, lol. But good things come to those who wait.
I made an inquiry about the possiblility of purchasing any spare test shots he may have.
He asked for my address, and to make a long story longer-- by this weekend I should have a set of test shots. One of the few he had. He asked me for nothing in return. In addition, I have also been mailed a massive pdf file of the proposed box art original oil painting. Scott McKillop is the man. What else can I say?

So---after all these years of no American release---I am finally going to have a MS version Dracula and Hyde, courtesy of a really great fella. I realize Monarch has had its share of delays, and as spolied fanboys, we sometimes cry about stuff not coming out fast enough. But for Scott to make this gesture of kindness to a guy he only met once at a Wonderfest---it speaks volumes of his commitment to fans of his kits.

I will continue to support Monarch in their future endeavors (which, according to Scott, will include these re-releases eventually). I will share pics once the kits arrive, and I paint them up. In the meantime, here is a preview:


(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2818/aheq.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: ChrisW on June 18, 2013, 11:56:23 AM
AP - That's a great story! Yep, for all the bellyaching he endures, Scott and Monarch have always put the kitbuilder/collector first, with interesting subjects, dynamic sculpts, cool colored styrene, even color instrux.

Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on June 18, 2013, 12:07:48 PM
Wowzers. I am going to have something major in this line being added to my collection soon. Major to me anyway. If you arent a fan, then you won't be thrilled. But I love Monster Scenes...so it's big news to me.

I will continue to support Monarch in their future endeavors (which, according to Scott, will include these re-releases eventually). I will share pics once the kits arrive, and I paint them up.

Wow! Great story. Yay for Monarch!

 8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 18, 2013, 01:06:31 PM
I am so happy I am gonna go do the yardwork the wife has been after me to get done,lol. :angel: ;D
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on June 18, 2013, 02:47:57 PM
You lucky bastitch!

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 21, 2013, 11:35:34 AM
MOOHOOHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. They're heeeeeere!!!! Molded in the same metallic burgundy plastic Nosferatu is molded in. Stamped "Monarch Models 2008" on the bottom of the bases.
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8448/nc3t.jpg)
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/7057/u9n5.jpg)
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9642/syae.jpg)

I am very happy. I  will post more photos as they get built and painted.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 21, 2013, 12:39:39 PM
Built. Now to finesse(putty, sand primer), and then paint. Prolly gonna take a break for awhile before painting. But at long last, thanks to Scott McKillop at Monarch, I have these versions of Dracula and Jekyll/Hyde.
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1742/2u3n.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on June 21, 2013, 08:57:54 PM
I hate you so much right now! :'(
Gaaahhh!!! These must come out!

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 21, 2013, 09:32:17 PM
I hate you so much right now! :'(
Gaaahhh!!! These must come out!

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Hate bad---friend good. But I know what you're sayin'. :angel: They do have to get a commercial release. Another point is---you can interchange the lower halves. So Hyde can make use of Dracula's "crapping" legs, and Dracula can switch to the standing legs if so desired.

I have the monsters of the Movies version, but I never had these. Until now. Thanks to Scott McKillop!!!!!

Count (and anyone else)---Let Scott know there is an interest in seeing these get a release thru Monarch. Maybe once Gorgo gets released, he will re-visit the idea. Here's the proposed artwork for the box (lower rez, but hey---here it is.)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4291/pnoy.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on June 21, 2013, 10:22:32 PM
If anyone but me had to get them, at least I know they're in the damn, stinking paws of someone who will love them and hug them and pet them and squeeze them as much as me! 8)

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2013, 10:43:56 PM
If anyone but me had to get them, at least I know they're in the damn, stinking paws of someone who will love them and hug them and pet them and squeeze them as much as me! 8)

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You know it bro. They look keen in front of Dencomm's reproduction boxes.

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/323/vj6k.jpg)
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6026/uieq.jpg)

I have it on good authority that Blue Sky helper is going to make a Wolfman in Monster Scenes scale soon out of resin. Between the Sceners kits, The Animal Pit and Dungeon coming from dencomm, and rumors of many more---its a good time to be a Monster scenes fan. I am actually scared to paint these,lol. :o. May leave them raw for awhile until I "man up",lol. :angel:
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on June 24, 2013, 12:46:16 AM
You need to pick up another Victim for Drac to put the bite on! Since these were intended as glow-in-the-dark kits, pick up some glowing paint for them. I've seen it used quite convincingly by other model builders.

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Title: Monster Scenes
Post by: jimm on July 01, 2013, 10:39:35 PM
What a great score!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 11, 2013, 11:55:11 AM
Behold Monarch Monster Scenes painted Mr. Hyde. Still working on Dracula. Gonna be a while. :angel:. I went with a black suit to keep his and Drac's parts interchangable. Mod green colors for the rest of hsi outfit. Hope you like.

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2107/v7k9.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img577/8742/gl8n.jpg)
(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/9546/8f8l.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on July 11, 2013, 12:01:24 PM
Cool! Mr. Hyde proudly displaying his Irish roots!

 8)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on July 11, 2013, 05:52:11 PM
How did the Dr. Jekyll head turn out?

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 11, 2013, 06:22:17 PM
I havent finished it yet,lol. :angel: I wanted to finish the "fun" noggins first. 8) Started Dracula's.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img580/8229/vgki.jpg)

I will post  pics of Jekyll's normal little sissy boy face after I finish up Dracula. he is currently giving me fits because of the large amount of white involved with his mid section. White is a horrible paint to work with. Clumps,lumps,cat hair----killing me.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 11, 2013, 06:26:01 PM
Oh---by the way Count Z---and anyone else interested. I showed these photos to Scott at Monarch. This was his reply:

"WOW!
The detail and use of color on the faces is AMAZING!! The test shots sure did go to a deserving home indeed! Are you planning a drac with the crouching legs and grabbing arms plus The Victim? That would be cool to see. Your pictures really give me a boost to get these molds into production.

Keep ‘em coming Richard."

So~~ maybe this little paint up exercise will prompt Scott to make these available to all collectors. That would be awesome!!!! I would be happy to be a part of that particular process. 8)
Title: Re: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on July 12, 2013, 02:05:05 AM
So~~ maybe this little paint up exercise will prompt Scott to make these available to all collectors. That would be awesome!!!! I would be happy to be a part of that particular process. 8)
And, if it doesn't happen, we can blame you, too!
No, seriously, I really hope he does release them, eventually. Sooner than later, hopefully.

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 13, 2013, 02:08:54 PM
Welll---he's leaning towwards making a limited release of 1,000 kits or less. Sooooooo--keep your fingers crossed. because these were "shelved". he was concerned about the "bugs" with the modls, and people being disappointed if he released them as is. I told him people would be thrilled to get them at all. Meanwhile:

Shots of Dracula with staircase base, and walking legs/traditional arms. The Crouching legs and scooping arms are going to be utilized with a revell Dracula MOM that I have coming shortly. Gonna get another victim and alter and paint her differently and display together. But for now---here's Dracula, and a crummy close up of Jekyll's head. Yea Monster Scenes!!!! 8)


(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5323/tftt.jpg)
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8554/ao9w.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3507/7sl3.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8949/zt7y.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Mord on July 15, 2013, 07:23:59 PM
Wow, you really brought the Bela out in this Dracula.
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 15, 2013, 11:25:56 PM
Thanks Mord. I was trying for an amalgamation between him and Lee....hence the blood dripping mouth.  But the Blue eyes definitely were all Bela,lol. ;)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Scatter on July 16, 2013, 12:33:33 PM
Great paint Anton!
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on July 16, 2013, 02:16:59 PM
Really hope Monarch goes ahead with these, now that he's seen how cool the painted test shots look.

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: BijouBob8mm on July 26, 2013, 08:55:55 AM
While I've got the Drac Monsters of the Movie kit, I would grab up multiples of the JEKYLL & HYDE so that I could build one for each head to display the different phases of the transformation.
Title: Re: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on July 26, 2013, 03:41:51 PM
While I've got the Drac Monsters of the Movie kit, I would grab up multiples of the JEKYLL & HYDE so that I could build one for each head to display the different phases of the transformation.
Yup, just what I was thinking. ;)

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 09, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
UPDATE ON THESE FROM MONARCH, AS WELL AS GORGO, ETC:

To share with the greater hobby community, here is where we stand;

My artist and friend Gary is still AWOL, so we are forging ahead with the talent and dedication of Sir John Graziano, artiste extraordinaire. John and Gary are Monarch family, and both will take a strong role in keeping the art work bustling at Monarch. We also take great pride in featuring the talent of Douglas Klauba.

During my absence last year, the OEM in China underwent major restructuring and the tools have been dusted off and delivered to a new and hopefully more responsive OEM.
Our new OEM is very anxious to do the job right and quickly.
We are very anxious to demonstrate to the hobby community that Monarch is not a passing ship in the night. We are committed to the long term. The customers will tell us when it is time to pack it in.

Our OEM has pinned September as a production start date for the 'Vampire" and Jekyll kits, Gorgo, and possibly a glow Ghost. A delivery date prior to Christmas is achievable if production in Sept is met.

2014 has a few great possibilities with the cyclops at the pattern stage, the moonsuit leaving the drafting table for the pattern dept., and a very VERY cool new kit to fit the Adventure Series #2 kit. There is never a shortage of great ideas, only time.
Scott
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Count_Zirock on August 09, 2013, 10:31:51 PM
Awesome.

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2013, 09:32:12 AM
Our OEM has pinned September as a production start date for the 'Vampire" and Jekyll kits, Gorgo, and possibly a glow Ghost. A delivery date prior to Christmas is achievable if production in Sept is met.


Yay! Gorgo lives!

(http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/rdimucci/Gorgo.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/rdimucci/media/Gorgo.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Cerebus on August 10, 2013, 08:57:26 PM
Thank you Anton/Scott for the update! I am dying for GORGO! I want to be one of the 1st to get it. Do you have an email list or e-newsletter I can sign up for? I'm down for the Cyclops, too. :D

GORGO! GORGO! GORGO! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on August 10, 2013, 10:00:39 PM
Yessss,Great news! Woohoo!!(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Ravenville/dance.gif) (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/Ravenville/media/dance.gif.html) Excuse me while I do my happy dance
Title: Re: Dr. Deadly's Monster Scenes
Post by: RedKing on August 12, 2013, 03:30:09 PM
Fantastic news indeed!!!! Can not wait for the Gorgo, drac and Hyde kits! Anton, your paint ups look spectacular!