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Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 1:30 AM

Thanks!I am happy how this is turning out ...didnt even prepare any drawings just went for it!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 1, 2021 6:26 AM

Yup!

      Trouble is, I had at that time, More money than sense. Still, the Memories are good, overall. One failed attempt to create sailboats out of Fibreglas. Folks where I lived couldn't figure things out. Made and sold three. They are at last check , still afloat too! Let's see, that makes them almst 48 years old!

 

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, March 1, 2021 10:57 AM

philo426

Thanks!2 jars of Tamiya X-5 green was barely enough.! 

How did you knock back the gloss finish, philo?

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 12:03 PM

Well it had a more semi gloss finish as it dried.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 7:33 PM

Beaching gear installed.   

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:02 PM

Decided to hang it up ...the exposed timber made it easy to use the fishing tackle hanging harness .   

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:56 PM

Way to go cobber, it looks awsome. Well done mate!!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 AM

Thanks!I like the way it came out!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:01 AM

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:17 AM

Post up some pics!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:03 AM

Tojo72

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

 

Each of those kits were based on an actor in a suit, except the Seaview and maybe the original King Kong. It did exist as a studio model and Kong was based on the stop action clay creation.

Even the Gorilla was an actor in a suit. I believe there is a resin upgrade that replaces the gorilla head with the studio actor's head.

So these are models of actual items, some of which are fantasy.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:22 PM

Confused

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:32 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Tojo72

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

 

 

 

Each of those kits were based on an actor in a suit, except the Seaview and maybe the original King Kong. It did exist as a studio model and Kong was based on the stop action clay creation.

Even the Gorilla was an actor in a suit. I believe there is a resin upgrade that replaces the gor illa head with the studio actor's head.

So these are models of actual items, some of which are fantasy.

 

The question in the title of the original post asked if I ever built a totally fictional model.As far as I know all of those are totally fictional.I mean I never saw Godzilla or King Kong,but pretty sure they are fictional 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:49 PM

philo426

Post up some pics!

 

All as a kid back in the 60's, played with them until they were broke

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 5, 2021 12:10 PM

Tojo72

The question in the title of the original post asked if I ever built a totally fictional model.As far as I know all of those are totally fictional.I mean I never saw Godzilla or King Kong,but pretty sure they are fictional 

 

That would basically cover any science fiction kit such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Robotech, the fictional stealth fighters of the 80s, Batmobiles, super heroes, Aurora dinosaurs (many of those were rather fictional representations), MPC's Pirates of the Caribbean skeletal pirates, etc.

So much of what we build is fictional.

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, March 5, 2021 5:36 PM

When I was in Okinawa I did see Godzilla.  He was standing on top of a store front, standing about 20 feet or more tall and holding a winddsurfing board in his hand and wearing a T-shirt of the up comming competitions.  A most impressive sight.  I'll have to try and find the picture.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:27 AM

ikar01

When I was in Okinawa I did see Godzilla.  He was standing on top of a store front, standing about 20 feet or more tall and holding a winddsurfing board in his hand and wearing a T-shirt of the up comming competitions.  A most impressive sight.  I'll have to try and find the picture.

 

When I was a college kid on Long Island, they had an inflatable King Kong affixed to the Empire State Building in 1983. It wasn't there very long.

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