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Frankenstein's Flivver

Yesterday, 08:29 AM

Aurora released their model kit of Frankenstein's Flivver between 1965 and 1967.

 

This kit was patterned by Adam 'Larry' Ehling and the box art was by James Bama.

 

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The Frankenstein's Flivver model kit showed the Monster, from above the waist, rising up out of an outrageously customized and very small automobile, playing with a yo-yo while smoke bellows out of the car's exhaust pipes on both sides, it is molded in light gray plastic.

 

This was one of a small series of kits from Aurora called the Monstermobiles, which combined the classic monsters with souped-up cars (two big pop culture trends of the mid-1960's).

 

Unfortunately, the models didn't quite appeal to either the monster fans (because the monsters weren't treated seriously enough) nor the car modelers (who just wanted cars, and not wacky monster characters - Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's work notwithstanding).

 

 

Well, this is the 1997 Polar Lights reissue of the original Aurora Model Kit.

 

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It was not that hard to deburr the individual parts, but to glue them together was a challenge...

 

... moreover, the form fit was, well, not worthy of their name, but doable, with, sanding, filling...

Somehow, I made it...

 

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And after this compilation, it disappeared for a long time in a box...

I wanted for myself a challenge, so I have this taken out back and finished it in a few hours, as always, this is my version, hope, you like it.

 

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Mountain Mover

01 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

Mountain Mover

 

Tom Daniel, ~1972, ~1/32


Huge off road trucks are a gas!

 

The first really big one Tom Daniel ever saw was one built by Euclid (a subsidiary of GM), back in the late '50's, which had the dump bed filled with water and acting as a swimming pool.

 

By today's standards that monster would be considered puny!

 

The Mountain Mover, was part of the Snap Tite construction vehicle series...

 

These kits were only produced in 1972 and have never been re-issued, so they are kind of hard to find.

 


This is my version, a few small changes and a new base, hope, you like it!


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`T`fender

23 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

This is my fendered, Tom Daniels Ice T, hence the word play of the naming (Defender)... 


The modifications:

 

Fenders, ...top chop, ...tailgate closed, ...wired motor, ...exhaust system and exhaust tips, ...front and rear lights, ...two single seats, ...shifter, ...dashboard, ...wheels with machined and polished aluminum sleeves, ...front gums are made of an NBR laboratory tubing, the back rubbers are carved of a bicycle handlebar grip...

 

Hope, you like it.

 

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Li'l Gypsy Wagon - Kitbash

10 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

Li'l Gypsy Wagon

 

Showrod Rail for Wandering in a Hurry

 

•Original year: 1972

•Company: AMT

•Scale: 1/25

•Designer: John Bogosian

 

 

"Out-of-Sight" injected V-8 engine, plated chopper forks, vinyl tires, plated lantern headlight, plated cycle-type front wheels, "Transylvania team room" body, "skull" shifter, "keg" fuel tank, fiddle, gypsy camping accessories, crystal ball.

 

This one has one of the best examples of box art you'll ever see and that has always attracted me magically...

 

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I have tried for years, to get hold of one of those things, of course, in order to build it! 

 

... unfortunately without success, most were already gone, or the deals blew up to much my Budget...  :(

 

 

As it happens in life, you often see the trees, but not the forest...  ;)

 

So, I decided to build my own:

 

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The project is not finished yet, I still build a diorama, but the vehicle as such, it is complete, here are the Pictures:

 

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Hope, you like it.

 


TD- Hemi Semi

24 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

Tom Daniel, 1971, ~1/32

 

The Hemi-Semi knows how to deliver the goods on time, no matter what it takes.

 

A hot rod semi-truck?

 

It could happen, Hemi Semi, the name has a ring to it.

 

Again, the deal here was to add more Snap Tite (no glue), kits for beginning modelers and this was part of that group of kits designed in "action" poses...

 

 

Boxstock from the 2001 reissue, built in between, with just a little color ...

 

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Hope, you like it...