Post by andymoscarts on Feb 20, 2014 15:22:20 GMT -5
Went rooting through some old model boxes where I came across my old monogram re-issue of the Mummy,which I think I got in about 83,(I had had an Aurora glow in the Dark back in the mists of time),he was missing a few bandages,but some thin plastic card took care of that. So Here he is restored after well over a decade in the cellar.
During a lull in repainting I made the rookie mistake of checking out E-Bay,came across a couple of un-boxed,but complete "Luminators" kits,modelling allowance for the month spent,I was soon rewarded with a Phantom and a Dracula made out of the worst plastic I have ever had to fettle and a stupendous amount of flash in the most ghastly shades of see through orange and green! The Phantom was a favourite when I was a kid and holds up pretty well even today,the screaming prisoner was just as gruesome as I remembered him to be,Which was a bonus!
Dracula presented exactly the same problem I had with him over 38 years ago,trying to get the cape to match up! Still I would like to think I am a little more mature now.(possibly)
Well I have to go and check out my cellar,I have a funny feeling an Aurora Wolfman and Hunchback may be lurking at the bottom of a box full of crud! Thanks for looking, Andy
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 28, 2014 1:31:58 GMT -5
Andy these bring back great memories. I made the glow in the dark versions of these kits many moons ago and I remember not only loving the kits but the detailed bases that came with them. I used the mummy base later with an airfix triceratops for a school project we did on myths and legends. I called it lost world of Atlantis and the scaled up temple parts looked just right with some 1/72 Airfix Roman soldiers attacking the dinosaur. Aaah to be twelve again!