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Re: Show us your new kit scores!
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2016, 10:45:29 AM »
...the box, which features one of four paintings Roth did for the 1990 reissues. It's impressive that Revell commissioned new art from Roth back then.

Impressive indeed! I just wish that Revell had reissued the Drag Nut, Mr. Gasser, Mother's Worry, Brother Rat Fink, Angel Fink, Scuz-Fink and Super Fink kits with new artwork as well.

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2016, 01:07:45 PM »
At least they reissued four Roth monsters in one year! Now it's more like one Roth monster every four years. The only thing I have to look forward to in 2016 is Lindberg's re-release of the 1965 Mad Maestro in April.



Which may be followed by this never-released companion kit that Round 2 found in the Lindberg tooling vault.



Much better than the Loonys and Repulsives.
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Re: Show us your new kit scores!
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2016, 08:42:52 PM »
It's spend a bit of the refund time ...






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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2016, 08:58:18 PM »
Wonderful model kits
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2016, 10:10:56 AM »
It's spend a bit of the refund time ...





The Digger was the last Weird-Oh I was able to acquire for my own collection although I understand that it's not really scarce. The original Scuz-Fink kit though is a really tough one to find.

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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2016, 02:40:44 PM »
The Digger was the last Weird-Oh I was able to acquire for my own collection although I understand that it's not really scarce. The original Scuz-Fink kit though is a really tough one to find.

I can't imagine spending hundreds on an original issue Scuz Fink. But then, I'm not a collector, and the 2004 reissue is pricey enough for me. It usually sells for $50.00, according to the "completed listings" on eBay. Though some sellers are currently asking $75.00 to $150.00. Got mine for $45.00.  :)
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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2016, 08:29:16 PM »
This just came in the mail today.
I remember reading Bil Bruegman's Aurora guide and being slack-jaw amazed that there was an Aurora model kit named "The Vampire" that I had never seen, nor even heard of! I imagined it being a dramatic representation of a vampire that would compliment the Universal monster line. When I finally did see it I was a little disappointed, but the character, detail and box art kept growing on me. I'm happy to say it is now part of my collection, and it may well be the rarest Aurora I own.

When I bought it I was sure I was going to strip it down and repaint it. Once I saw it in person I have to admit that the paint is better thanI thought it would be. We'll see...





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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2016, 09:52:32 AM »
Just moments ago, I scored a Horizon Creature from the Black Lagoon from eBay. The price was reduced as the kit wasn't MIB (It was complete but opened.) so I had to snag him. I negotiated shipping with the seller, who was in Canada, and we struck a deal. As I'm going to build the kit and wanted to save on shipping, I decided not to get the box. You may scream, but, it would only have added bulk to the package and be hanging around like dead wood after I'd built him. Space and money are short for me so I have to do what I can with what I've got.

The seller said the kit is well packaged and should arrive intact, so, I'll have a great kit at a fraction of what an MIB one would have been. He looks like this right now:



I can't wait to receive him. Mind you, I have the Frankenstein bust to work on right now so it'll be a little while before I start him.

It's great to be back in this hobby again

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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2016, 10:33:51 AM »
Just moments ago, I scored a Horizon Creature from the Black Lagoon from eBay. The price was reduced as the kit wasn't MIB (It was complete but opened.) so I had to snag him. I negotiated shipping with the seller, who was in Canada, and we struck a deal. As I'm going to build the kit and wanted to save on shipping, I decided not to get the box. You may scream, but, it would only have added bulk to the package and be hanging around like dead wood after I'd built him. Space and money are short for me so I have to do what I can with what I've got.

The seller said the kit is well packaged and should arrive intact, so, I'll have a great kit at a fraction of what an MIB one would have been. He looks like this right now:



I can't wait to receive him. Mind you, I have the Frankenstein bust to work on right now so it'll be a little while before I start him.

It's great to be back in this hobby again

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Still my #1 figure of the Creature to this day. I sent mine off to Mike Falcigno a few years ago, and he absolutely killed it (in a good way of course). I wouldn't trade mine for the world.

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« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2016, 05:38:44 PM »
This just came in the mail today.
I remember reading Bil Bruegman's Aurora guide and being slack-jaw amazed that there was an Aurora model kit named "The Vampire" that I had never seen, nor even heard of! I imagined it being a dramatic representation of a vampire that would compliment the Universal monster line. When I finally did see it I was a little disappointed, but the character, detail and box art kept growing on me. I'm happy to say it is now part of my collection, and it may well be the rarest Aurora I own.

When I bought it I was sure I was going to strip it down and repaint it. Once I saw it in person I have to admit that the paint is better thanI thought it would be. We'll see...






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Re: Show us your new kit scores!
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2016, 03:18:59 AM »
Still my #1 figure of the Creature to this day. I sent mine off to Mike Falcigno a few years ago, and he absolutely killed it (in a good way of course). I wouldn't trade mine for the world.

JP

Mine will be going nowhere after I finish him. I do find it tricky sometimes painting colour onto something from a black and white movie. It does give you some room for artistic license, but, you still want it to look right. I'm sure I'll work something out.

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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2016, 07:05:04 AM »
Rogerbee; if you Google search you should come up with a number of color images from "Creature From the Black Lagoon" . There is a very famous publicity still (the one with the bright red "lipstick") and some behind the scenes stuff from Life Magazine. Bear in mind the underwater suit was colored/highlighted differently because of the VASTLY different lighting, not to mention the fact there were NO EYES in the mask. Please post as you paint!
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Re: Show us your new kit scores!
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2016, 07:16:09 AM »
Mine will be going nowhere after I finish him. I do find it tricky sometimes painting colour onto something from a black and white movie. It does give you some room for artistic license, but, you still want it to look right. I'm sure I'll work something out.

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There are some amazing artists out there if you don't want to do it yourself. I'm glad I had Mike paint this up for me. I never could have done this justice anywhere near the level he did. It's worth it in the end, since you'll be staring at it for years to come.

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Re: Show us your new kit scores!
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2016, 04:46:12 AM »
Rogerbee; if you Google search you should come up with a number of color images from "Creature From the Black Lagoon" . There is a very famous publicity still (the one with the bright red "lipstick") and some behind the scenes stuff from Life Magazine. Bear in mind the underwater suit was colored/highlighted differently because of the VASTLY different lighting, not to mention the fact there were NO EYES in the mask. Please post as you paint!
          Tom

Yeah, I've seen the lipstick pics. Julia Adams said that the costume wasn't as bright as that. There are some pics of the masks that Bob Burns has too. The greens still look a bit odd there, though I doubt they were that bothered when it was all shot in black and white. I've seen interpretations of the Horizon kit that I quite like and will come up with something that I feel does him justice.

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« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2016, 04:49:50 AM »
There are some amazing artists out there if you don't want to do it yourself. I'm glad I had Mike paint this up for me. I never could have done this justice anywhere near the level he did. It's worth it in the end, since you'll be staring at it for years to come.

JP

I believe I have pics of the one Mike did and I will use them for reference. I'll put my own take on him, but I hope that I'll do him justice myself. I've found paint commissioning to be a pricey business, often as much as, if not more than, the cost of the kit itself.

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