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Collecting Monsters => Monster Kits => Topic started by: Hepcat on June 06, 2020, 01:30:20 PM

Title: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
Back in the day the model kits available in nearly every corner candy store, hardware store and dedicated toy and hobby shops were made from styrene plastic. We assembled them using styrene cement(glue) that came in squeeze tubes:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/revell_type_cement_styrene_plastic_1_b6137d255ee9f5439eeda4607c6ef0af.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

Were we ambitious and skilled enough, we painted these kits with enamel paints (usually glossy as opposed to flat) that Humbol offered in tiny cans or even more commonly the ones Testors and Pactra offered in tiny bottles:

(https://retailobjects.scoutshop.org/media/catalog/product/cache/305e8eaa662493f3fc6269f8ec180c9f/1/7/17148.jpg)

Some of us graduated to spray cans for bigger jobs but once again these were Testors or Pactra enamel paints. Just the smell of styrene plastic, modelling cement or enamel paints though brings back all the pleasant memories of modelling when I was a kid.

The two keys were that the kits were molded from styrene plastic and we painted them with enamel paints. This thread is therefore to display styrene plastic kits assembled and then painted with enamels in classic old-fashioned monster kid style.

I'll start. Here's a group of three Aurora Monster Scenes kits assembled and painted with enamels by our own master craftsman Jim Bertges:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Bertges_Aurora_Monster_Scenes_Copy.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Sir Masksalot on June 06, 2020, 08:42:55 PM
As a kid, I didn't have confidence enough in my ability to assemble model kits myself. My brother put them together for me.
What's worse, I used mine as action figures ensuring that none would survive past boyhood. However, I still have some small
jars of Testor's enamels which I occasionally open up to take a whiff. I love that smell!  :o 'Great post, Hepcat. 
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 07, 2020, 09:37:52 AM
However, I still have some small jars of Testor's enamels which I occasionally open up to take a whiff. I love that smell!  :o


I like those little paint jars so much that I've acquired several sets for my collection over the last ten years!

Pactra Weird-Ohs Paint Set

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra_zpsee4e7c78.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra2_zpse6738351.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra3_zps5a325408.jpg)

I was delighted to score one of these sets earlier this decade since the wild cool box graphics made it a top priority of mine.

Pactra Paint Locker

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/PaintLocker.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/PaintLocker2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/PaintLockerBack.jpg)

Pactra Funnycar Colors

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FunnyCarColors.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FunnyCarColors2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/PaintProjectback.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 08, 2020, 09:35:02 AM
Here's an infrequently seen Aurora Frog model kit assembled and painted with enamels by Jim Bertges:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Bertges_Frog(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

Together with the Vampire, the Frog was one of the two Castle Creation kits Aurora released in 1966. Neither sold well and they've never been re-issued. Here's the box for the Frog:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Frog.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 10, 2020, 10:12:27 AM
Here's a Revell Mother's Worry kit that Jim Bertges painted with enamel:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Revell%20Roth%208_zpsj3rd6xoh.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Doh! on June 11, 2020, 01:28:53 AM
I didn't build that many models as a kid, but do remember that my mom had to buy the glue for me 'cause I was under the age of 16(?). This was to cut down on glue-sniffing, I imagine. At one point when I was still building them as a kid, they changed the formula to remove the narcotic effects -- and as a result, the glue didn't stick nearly as well!

How do modern glues hold up? And can you still get high from the fumes? Asking for a friend...
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 12, 2020, 10:24:14 AM
Testors makes both the traditional styrene cement as well as a non-toxic variant. My understanding though is that the non-toxic glue doesn't work nearly as well as the real thing:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/23/t/22633.aspx (http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/23/t/22633.aspx)

I've never had a problem with the fumes of modelling cement myself. I find the smell rather pleasant. And of course it's now an odour laden with nostalgia for me.

I recall that Gordy Dutt's choice of the name Kit Builders and Glue Sniffers for his modelling magazine prompted howls of outraged protest from the philistine brigade in the early 1990's:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cFknLKMX3Os/WYFiIsIn5qI/AAAAAAAACtY/5S5iUl4gXGw-xAFCSCiRk7iiraVHXLZ-wCLcBGAs/s1600/999803.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 14, 2020, 10:55:59 AM
Here's a picture of a Revell Robbin Hood Fink assembled and painted with traditional monsterkid enamels by Jim Bertges:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Bertges_Robbin_Hood_Fink_Copy.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 27, 2020, 05:54:37 PM
I painted this styrene with enamels...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8693/28049418933_784bf2aa8a_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JJCB2g)Aurora Lost In Space Robot (https://flic.kr/p/JJCB2g) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 27, 2020, 05:56:23 PM
Here's a side view...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8261/28559276082_366d226ad3_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KvFKML)Aurora Lost In Space Robot (https://flic.kr/p/KvFKML) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 27, 2020, 10:40:20 PM
Is there a negative associated with enamel paints? I know they're relatively inexpensive and widely available.

 ???
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 27, 2020, 11:13:55 PM
Is there a negative associated with enamel paints? I know they're relatively inexpensive and widely available.

They are kinda shiny, so you don't want to use them on organic (people, trees, etc.) things.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 28, 2020, 12:06:03 AM
The only negative thing I can think about enamels is the smell. Those little bottles can stink up a room pretty good, other than that, I like 'em. The robot I posted above was painted using  those little bottles of Testors enamels. I used flat enamels on the base and mostly metallics on the robot. I painted this Bride using mostly flat Testors enamels. You can buy them in flat and gloss.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3844/15112012551_04186102ee_3k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2p1Qx)Bride Of Frankenstein Model 1 (https://flic.kr/p/p2p1Qx) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 28, 2020, 12:15:05 AM
The only negative thing I can think about enamels is the smell.

I like the smell!

 ;)

Beautiful Bride of Frankenstein build though.

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 28, 2020, 01:47:59 PM
Thanks. Actually, I don't mind the smell so much, but if I've been painting and later my fiancé comes home, she doesn't like it.

Here's a Phantom I did. I used Testors gloss enamels on most of his clothes and flats on the rest...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8655/29514033291_8722240409_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LY48QX)Aurora Phantom Model (https://flic.kr/p/LY48QX) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monster Mike on June 28, 2020, 02:10:00 PM
That’s phan-tactic!
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monster Mike on June 28, 2020, 02:10:54 PM
Phan-tastic! Stupid spell check.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 28, 2020, 04:01:03 PM
Stupid spell check.

You can correct those, if you do it within 24 hrs.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 28, 2020, 04:55:20 PM
Thanks. Actually, I don't mind the smell so much, but if I've been painting and later my fiancé comes home, she doesn't like it.

Here's a Phantom I did. I used Testors gloss enamels on most of his clothes and flats on the rest...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8655/29514033291_8722240409_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LY48QX)Aurora Phantom Model (https://flic.kr/p/LY48QX) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

Beautiful.  I love the Jazz-hand(s). Classic Aurora.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 29, 2020, 12:04:29 AM
Thanks for the compliments!  Here's a Dracula I painted also using Testors enamels...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7403/28165754405_85bf3713d9_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JUURvg)Aurora Dracula (https://flic.kr/p/JUURvg) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 29, 2020, 01:09:44 AM
Dracula looks great
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on June 29, 2020, 09:58:38 AM
Now those are monster kid builds!

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on June 30, 2020, 12:25:27 AM
Thanks again. Here's a Mummy that I also painted with Testors enamels.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8051/29612442106_849118c884_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M7KvmE)Aurora Mummy Model (https://flic.kr/p/M7KvmE) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 30, 2020, 11:51:45 AM
Wow! Awesome.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on July 01, 2020, 12:51:24 AM
Thanks. Here's another shot of him...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4914/46782469382_17c1ea274b_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eh1ogG)Aurora Mummy Model (https://flic.kr/p/2eh1ogG) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 01, 2020, 03:49:05 AM
Thanks. Here's another shot of him...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4914/46782469382_17c1ea274b_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eh1ogG)Aurora Mummy Model (https://flic.kr/p/2eh1ogG) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

😀
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on July 01, 2020, 10:42:23 AM
Your builds all look so "right", i.e. the way I remember them!

 ;)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on July 02, 2020, 02:20:00 PM
Thanks again for the comments. Here's another kit I painted with Testors enamels...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5480/30253194295_ecb3c55567_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N6nwEc)Aurora Creature (https://flic.kr/p/N6nwEc) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on July 03, 2020, 09:27:32 PM
It's interesting to compare your paint jobs with what James Bama himself painted after observing the Creature in his native element:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ABama.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on July 03, 2020, 11:39:31 PM
I was definitely influenced by the great  James Bama.

Here's another shot of my Creature model...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4821/39795420103_f89b9e0d3f_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23CzVWP)Aurora Creature Model (https://flic.kr/p/23CzVWP) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 04, 2020, 07:58:44 AM
The Creature looks so rad, Monolith.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Monolith on July 05, 2020, 12:26:51 AM
Thanks. Here's another one I also painted with Testors enamels...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8695/28608520472_c59210f504_4k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KA39qY)Aurora Lost In Space Cyclops (https://flic.kr/p/KA39qY) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 05, 2020, 05:43:43 PM
Fantastic
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on October 05, 2020, 09:37:04 AM
Freddie Poe used enamel paints on his very nice Aurora Creature build-up:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%201_zpsvgxkmr8i.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%202_zpsws4rlmjm.jpg)

Freddie had it autographed by Don Megowan who served as the Creature's stunt double for land scenes in the Creature Walks Among Us.

 :)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on October 11, 2020, 12:45:07 PM
Here are several shots of an Aurora Mummy lovingly assembled and painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Mummy%201.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred 16.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred 15.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred 18.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred 17.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred 14.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 11, 2020, 06:43:49 PM
I dig the green tones.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on October 11, 2020, 09:36:12 PM
Freddie's painting of the Mummy seems to be based on James Bama's box art. Here's a picture of the box (mine) plus James Bama's original artwork for comparison's sake:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheMummyModelkit_zpsfe795981.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ABama.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on October 18, 2020, 05:22:44 PM
Here are a few shots of a Mummy's Chariot that Freddie Poe painted with enamels:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2030.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2023.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2022.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2021.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on November 21, 2020, 12:38:40 PM
Here are some pictures of a buildup of the Aurora Giant Insect model kit that Freddie Poe painted with enamels. Freddie used the Fighting Giant Insects card from Topps' Mars Attacks as a nameplate:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Fred%203_zps1857efke.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2033.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2025.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/15/Fred%2026.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2020, 12:29:57 PM
Here are a couple of good shots of a Forgotten Prisoner model built and  painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%201_zpsxy3xxjrl.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Fred%208_zpsckpvig9k.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Sir Masksalot on November 30, 2020, 01:42:05 PM
'Expertly finished. Mr Poe's Prisoner looks more Forgotten than ever.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on January 14, 2021, 11:28:03 AM
Here's a good shot of a Bride of Frankenstein model built and painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%204_zps1lzokyft.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2021, 08:15:59 PM
Here are shots of the Godzilla's Go Kart and King Kong's Thronester that Freddie Poe built and painted with enamels:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%207_zpskwjakd9c.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%20%206_zpsdoz78dfw.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 29, 2021, 08:23:53 PM
Here are shots of the Godzilla's Go Kart and King Kong's Thronester that Freddie Poe built and painted with enamels:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%207_zpskwjakd9c.jpg)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Freddy%20%206_zpsdoz78dfw.jpg)

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Rad!
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on February 04, 2021, 11:44:28 AM
Here's a good shot of a Captain Action model built and painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Fred%204_zpslxa52bdd.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 04, 2021, 11:46:47 AM
Here's a good shot of a Captain Action model built and painted with enamels by Freddie Poe:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/.highres/Fred%204_zpslxa52bdd.jpg)

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Neat.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Rockshasa on March 23, 2021, 08:41:07 PM
I had a monster model site up for many years (Bobby's Monster Models). I got back into building monster models in the mid 1990's and built them up til about 8 years back. I built/painted alot of them as an adult. I eventually shut my website down...if you walk away from HTML it gets hard to remember how to program (it's very tedious). I still have lots of monster kits that haven't been built, but I have no place to put them right now...maybe one day.

When I was a kid, I painted all of my monster models with enamels. So as an adult, I set out to do the same thing, recapturing those old times. In hindsight, I regret that I got so wrapped up in enamels though. I bought tons of them and they are the ONLY paints I used as an adult for plastic models. Why do I regret it? Because there's way more color variety in acrylic paints...so many more colors. Plus, acrylics aren't as toxic to breathe. I got so deep into enamels again, I don't think I would be able to do the acrylics though. It's a whole different medium. Acrylics dry way too fast for me. I don't like the way they dry brush. I find I can blend colors in dry-brushing better with enamels because of the oil in them, which of course leads to them taking way longer to dry, unfortunately. The ONLY thing I used acrylic for is washes and that's about it.

Some of my enamel kits:

(https://i.ibb.co/X7qgcMC/ms2-34.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/2g33c2X/pMummy1.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/k1ryJfg/sc-Vampire10.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/8r6L0sK/vamp34.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/qkH5Myv/nos1.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/y0JHf7B/lis-smith-robot.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/ysbMMTp/p-Wolf-Man1.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/12j8v0F/king-kong.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/9nrN0P7/deadly16.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/Hppx6MR/deadly19.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/6FRScBj/frantic-Banana7.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 23, 2021, 10:17:26 PM
Those all look fantastic! Love the Frankenstein and all the lab equipment! What is that vampire in the coffin kit?
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on March 23, 2021, 10:25:09 PM
In hindsight, I regret that I got so wrapped up in enamels though. I bought tons of them and they are the ONLY paints I used as an adult for plastic models. Why do I regret it? Because there's way more color variety in acrylic paints...so many more colors.

The colour palate you employed on these kits doesn't look deficient to me in any way.

 :)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Rockshasa on March 24, 2021, 01:49:06 AM
Those all look fantastic! Love the Frankenstein and all the lab equipment! What is that vampire in the coffin kit?

Thanks! The vampire is the Strange Change Vampire kit. I added rhinestones, LOL. I felt the coffin needed some bling!
More pics:

(https://i.ibb.co/ypz7W8f/sc-Vampire2.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/rF7pzdM/sc-Vampire7.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/bKYmBVk/sc-Vampire14.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/sbcRZqd/sc-Vampire17.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/Rhjzmx9/sc-Vampire24.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Rockshasa on March 24, 2021, 01:54:19 AM
The colour palate you employed on these kits doesn't look deficient to me in any way.

 :)

Thank you, Hepcat. I am an artist (Technical Illustrator) for a living, so I am my own worst critic.
I did my best with Model Master enamels. Like I said, I own a ton of them, and I did alot of my own color mixing with them as well. I couldn't break the enamel habit. I'll tell you what though, I went through scads of brushes on each model. Enamel paints are hell on brushes, so I used cheap, inexpensive, nylon brushes from Michael's. When my dry-brushes would curl, I'd cut the ends off with scissors and just keep using them til they were trimmed down to nubs, LOL.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 24, 2021, 02:11:27 AM
The vampire is the Strange Change Vampire kit.

A little hocus in your pocus!
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 24, 2021, 09:00:33 AM
Great looking Monster kits
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on March 24, 2021, 10:15:18 AM
Plus, acrylics aren't as toxic to breathe.

Lies! Enamels smell great.

 C:)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Hepcat on March 24, 2021, 10:19:04 AM
Some of my enamel kits:

(https://i.ibb.co/6FRScBj/frantic-Banana7.jpg)

Did you build any more of the Hawk Frantics, Silly Surfers or Weird-Ohs? Any Revell "Big Daddy" Roth kits or Monogram Fred Flypogger kits?

 ???
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Rockshasa on March 24, 2021, 03:36:57 PM
Did you build any more of the Hawk Frantics, Silly Surfers or Weird-Ohs?

I bought ALL of the Frantic kits. I was a big Beatles/Stones fan when I was a kid. I think I started working on two more of them...got everything glued, sanded and primered....never painted or finished them.
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Doh! on March 24, 2021, 09:16:43 PM
Awesome job on everything, Rockshasa!

I haven't built a model in years, but there's a "new" Hunchback available:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/155773 (https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/155773)
Title: Re: Classic plastic monsterkid style!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 25, 2021, 12:32:06 AM

. . but there's a "new" Hunchback available:


It's not "Artbox Edition", it's "Box Art Edition".  :laugh:  And it doesn't look like the box art! (The hair.)