Have the Rhino and the Komodo Dragon (sans monkey) from my childhood. I've picked up the Condor, Polar Bear and the Gorilla over the past few years to complete the set. Still need a couple of boxes though. I've always wanted to convert this Rhino kit into a PS-Wish kit of an Arsinoitherium
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2012 22:38:29 GMT -5 by RetroArt
Post by becdecorbin on Jan 24, 2012 23:18:06 GMT -5
The dragon. His claws were so awful, I tried to reshape them into something out of wildlife photographs. Looks like I'll have to make ALL of them out of something and toss the originals. DIfficult kit. The scales are so faint that fixing the seams destroys them.
I broke the tongue! Well, it looked funny.
Painting? Some sort of tan or tan/gray with drybrushed black for the scales. I'm afraid the scales will disappear under the first coat.
Post by cromagnonman2000 on Jan 25, 2012 21:10:27 GMT -5
Not a collection, but I got the Revell green box (Germany?) version of Condor, Komodo Dragon and Mountain Gorilla when I found them cheap in a model shop in the 1990's, and haven't built them yet, though the prehistoric conversion possibilities are always tempting.
I've got the dragon (missing monkey) the panther 0missing part of the tree) Gorilla (missing something I can't remember right now) I had the rhino but didn't really like it that much and sold it. And I have part of the polar bear, but don't know what I am going to do with it.
Post by becdecorbin on Aug 30, 2012 11:40:27 GMT -5
This photo was taken months ago. I didn't make a move on Revell's enDANGERed Polar Bear because I couldn't find a sealed container big enough to immerse him (for FREE).
I want to strip the old cream/ivory paint off the bear and start all over again.
Polar Bear will take up real space on your shelf. Not only quite tall, but perched on an ice floe base. Two big front-to-back sections run from the base of the neck to the hind paws. The forelegs are two top-to-bottom halves. The head (which used to turn left and right) is a two part job with a free lower jaw which opens and closes when the head is swiveled.
Sans his lower jaw, he looks like something out of "The Golden Compass"; the movie image reminded me of building this kit.
Two gulls are included for scale, but they don't add much.
I've always wanted to convert this Rhino kit into a PS-Wish kit of an Arsinoitherium
Did you see the Brontotherium I converted from this kit? I'm thinking of doing a few conversions myself involving "other" forms of Rhino's: Elasmotherium, Arsinoitherium, Brontothere, Uintathere and others if I so desire! ;D