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Nice Frank!

Great job, Dave! I love how you did the shirt, did you paint it dark blue then drybrush the light blue? You should pick up some oil paints for the shading, all you need is two colors, black and burnt umber and it makes all the differences in the world! I love these old Auroa kits, even in the 1980's these original kits were going for hundreds of dollars, so its great they have been reissuing these kits more often now. I have the Godzilla reissue that hopefully I can get a review up for CDX next year. I have a ton of great models lined up for reviews.

Cheers!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 23 October, 2009 - 15:42
Thanks, Leo. It means a lot

Thanks, Leo. It means a lot coming from an experienced modeler like yourself. :) And yes, I just dry brushed it. I agree that it's great to see these re-issued again. I've done Dracula, I still need to get The Mummy and The Wolf Man. Hopefully, the Creature, etc... are also released.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 23 October, 2009 - 22:26
Frankenstein

To think that I was terrorized of Frankenstein when I was a kid! I simply couldn't stand him. I remember seeing a Frankenstein movie case in a video shop when I was very young and a trauma ensued. I was so afraid of Frankie that I always whistled when I went from room to room in our own home!!!!! In summer I used to sleep....under a blanket or two!!! And yes Frankenstein was my worst nightmare. But as I grew up, and watched Hellraiser I felt that horror movies had a certain charm about them. Later I watched Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (played by Robert De Niro - one of my favourite actors)and loved the character immediately. This was enhanced by the beauty of Aurora kits, later re-issued by Polar Lights and Revell. Although I have no intention of buying this kit (as I have hundreds that still need to be assembled) I feel it is a wonderful idea to have these plastic gems, these landmark kits in plastic modelling history reissued.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 23 October, 2009 - 15:44
Why do people insist on

Why do people insist on calling the big guy simply "Frankenstein"? Frankenstein was the name of the scientist who built him. The bug guy is called the "Frankenstein Monster"!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 23 October, 2009 - 16:42
Literary Agent

Oh Eva...You're such the Literary agent!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 23 October, 2009 - 18:50
Frankenstein's Monster

Haha.. yeah it's true, but... well, that's just the way it is. It doesn't bother me much so I just go with the flow. :)

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 23 October, 2009 - 22:24
Heh...speaking of being

Heh...speaking of being corrected, I remember the discussion Dave and I had when I mentioned that Dr. Frankenstein's assistant was Igor, not Fritz! ;)

Anyway, I love how this came out, Dave. Kick ass!! You're really coming along with this stuff really quick!

One thought: I'm kinda the same way about modeling projects and whatnot, so what I do it arrange get-togethers with other artists. Whether it's painting toys or models, or drawing, or writing, or whatever...if you do it with a group you're tight with, it goes SO much better!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 29 October, 2009 - 20:05
Nice model Dave.

I love dioramas and scenery, so these Monster kits always deliver. Cool.

Not sure how many are based on old Aurora kits, but I've been seeing alot of Monster kit reissues this year. The Giant Frankie, The Mummy/Pharoh's Tomb thing, and that set of 6, in the smaller cube shaped boxes , oh yeah, The Moebius Monster Scenes Kits. All the Polar Lights stuff, Weird Oh's, much with painted artwork boxes. Cool stuff. Thanks for bringing it out Dave.

Oh, and if you did it in orange, that'd be like those "Luminators" monster kits, Lol.

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Posted by repairtechjon on 23 October, 2009 - 22:46
I have the Rodan reissue

I have the Rodan reissue still sitting unassembled in its box.

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Posted by kidnicky on 24 October, 2009 - 09:56
 
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