Post by becdecorbin on Feb 16, 2014 20:53:09 GMT -5
Recently acquired a California Condor for dirt cheap on Ebay. Missing bones, but I have plenty of substitutes from my Aurora scrap-pile. Degreased and scrubbed and now painted with a thin coat of Aircraft Gray. (wince) I should have made sure that shade was FLAT not GLOSS.
Post by mynameisbrent on Oct 15, 2014 1:47:20 GMT -5
My primary recollection of this series is that the plastic was exceptionally brittle and broke easily. I was not rough with my models as a kid, but I went through several California Condors. The legs and/or wings broke off of all of them. My California Condors all went extinct.
I only had the komodo dragon and black panther as a kid. Both of which are pretty sturdy. But yeah, you had to be careful with the pins for the arms/legs. Since I've gotten some other parts over the years, I can see where they could be fragile in the hands of a kid.
Post by becdecorbin on Oct 20, 2014 18:41:19 GMT -5
The finished California Condor. The head was about the only place to add color. So I made sure it was colorful. Dullcote brought the whole thing into line later. Damn that top/bottom seam in the body--if I build another one, I have to find a way to disguise that seam without losing detail. Of all the flying bird models I have built, this one is somewhere in the middle. The worst being the Bald Eagle by (?) the best is the Aurora Tar Pit vulture.
Nice job on the Condor and the Polar Bear! The Bald Eagle you referred to came out by Lindberg then Life Like. Thought I saw a Komodo Dragon complete with monkey on ebay..... Had the Condor, Polar Bear, Rhino, Black Panther ( all I have left is the tree... ) as a kid and my brother had the Komodo Dragon. I liked the series... That would be neat if Revell would release them again..... oh, to dream....