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Got a wild hair to do something I haven't done in a long time so building a Re-pop Hunchback (bell Ringer ) of Norte Dame.

Not done but very good progress.

 

 

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Very nice paint work. I really loved the whole Universal Monsters series when I was a kid, and this is one I was never able to lay my hands on. My mom knew to buy pretty much any Aurora kit, and it was a guaranteed home-run gift in my eyes!  I even had duplicates of some, and I'd build one with the glow-in-the-dark parts, and one without. Favorite monster was Creature from The Black Lagoon, but most fun build was Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde because of all the cool lab accessories. Forgotten Prisoner was one I had two or three of!

Thanks for the memories! Do more, you have a deft hand for it!

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18 minutes ago, bisc63 said:

Very nice paint work. I really loved the whole Universal Monsters series when I was a kid, and this is one I was never able to lay my hands on. My mom knew to buy pretty much any Aurora kit, and it was a guaranteed home-run gift in my eyes!  I even had duplicates of some, and I'd build one with the glow-in-the-dark parts, and one without. Favorite monster was Creature from The Black Lagoon, but most fun build was Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde because of all the cool lab accessories. Forgotten Prisoner was one I had two or three of!

Thanks for the memories! Do more, you have a deft hand for it!

Thanks Rusty , I will do a thread on the finished version soon. I have great memories of these movies and kits a well.

Mike

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Great work!  Especially on details like the scars and ripped pants, and the painting overall.

Another big Aurora fan here.  I remember getting "The Wolf Man" kit for Christmas (after much begging). 

The only Aurora monster kits I didn't like were the "monsters in hot rods" series.  Dracula's Dragster etc.  I thought they were disrespectful to the monsters. ?  I was in the minority on that one.  Way back in the 1980's, those kits were selling for hundreds of dollars.  Then Moebius/Polar Lights re-popped them, making a lot of modelers happy and old-kit dealers very unhappy.

Monsters In Motion is a great site for us Aurora fans.  It sells the (in)famous Aurora "Hanging Tree"  kit.  That was supposed to be the second kit in the "Chamber Of Horrors" series, after the Guillotine.  But the Guillotine caused so much outrage that the Hanging Tree got cancelled.  Somebody bought the original Aurora molds and used them to cast a really nice resin kit. 

Aurora Hanging Tree Model Hobby Kit (True Lost Prototype) Aurora Hanging Tree Model Hobby Kit [05APP02] - $124.99 : Monsters in Motion, Movie, TV Collectibles, Model Hobby Kits, Action Figures, Monsters in Motion 

 

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Thanks , I have all of the Wierd-Oh's as well.

Look to get a Mummy and Frank , of coarse.

Mike

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Very nice work thus far Mike...Like you, I love these old monster kits as well as the original Wierd-Oh's...looking forward to seeing more of your work.  Thanks for sharing.

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On 12/16/2020 at 8:44 AM, Slimguy said:

Very nice work thus far Mike...Like you, I love these old monster kits as well as the original Wierd-Oh's...looking forward to seeing more of your work.  Thanks for sharing.

Thanks David , I have posted it in completed models.

Mike

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3 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

Great paint work Mike!! 

 

Thanks Joe Take a look in the completed models.

Mike

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2 hours ago, BlackSheep214 said:

I remember having that kit in my youth years when it had glow in the dark parts and pieces.

They were fun !!!

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Yeah... holding up to a lamp light.for a few minutes then turn off the lights in a dark room. Fun indeed!?

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