Post by becdecorbin on Dec 25, 2013 18:21:36 GMT -5
As much as I'm loyal to Aurora, Lindberg produced the much better Godzilla kit. I forgot when this ambitious kit was released, but I snapped it up the moment I saw it and had it built and mostly painted while my Aurora Godzilla sat in pieces in a shoebox.
The tail is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG and may present some display challenges and storage problems. The panoply of dorsal spines is involved, but if you don't snap off the fins before you know the numbers and the slots they go into, it's no problem. The eyes are TINY. I couldn't manage to hand-brush them in and resorted to a fine-nib ink pen. Even so, they don't show up so well.
Post by becdecorbin on Dec 25, 2013 18:32:52 GMT -5
I kept this version of Godzilla hot-glued by the feet to a wooden block. I didn't like the light gray claws and on Christmas, I mixed up a serviceable shade of ochre with Freakflex Near Black and Rotten Tooth Tan. The first pictures I took of this model were with a traditional film camera against a background I didn't like.
My only regret is, Lindberg scratched their plans to produce a Rodan kit to go with this.
Good job on a nice kit. I think this is one of the best styrene kits of the subject. Lots of nice detail to work with. I hear you on the eyes. I remember having lots of fun painting those. As for the dorsal fins, I painted each one individually before attaching them to the kit.
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 26, 2013 17:09:24 GMT -5
NIce kit!!! I've had one or two of these kits over the years but not for very long. Something always seemed to happen to them. I definitely wanna get one now and emulate what you have done. Bravo! Now, I wish Lindberg would have released the Rodan kit too. That was a much sweeter looking kit than Godzilla. But for some reason or another, it got scrapped. It's a shame too. I'd loved to have seen them do more Toho Kaiju.