Testors Glue +Monster Models=70's Fun

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  1. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    Tim T here at my gateleg table , dreaming about monster model kits from the early 70's . I was 8 years old and OUT OF MY MIND with fantasy. I would go all "method" actor. I am your creator. Do my bidding. I had ALL the classic monsters Kong,Werewolf,Hyde, Phantom of Op,Creature from BL,Hunchback,Witch,Drac,/////////////Prehistoric Scenes Cro Mag,Rex,WOMAN:laugh2:

    I would sit there,in my suburban bedroom. The walls were painted with jungle scenes,by my ARTISTsister , She has REAL talent< landscape+animal art<Wins grants<Sells $$$$$$$$

    I dreamt. I made monster models. Testors glue came in a green tube. Sometimes it had a citrus smell. My head woud dance. Did the werewolf just move? My mind would fog. One day my neighbor ,CRAPHEAD, and I were making the Phantom of Op. I accidently glued the mask on wrong.

    IT HAPPENS!

    SORRY CRAPHEAD!

    I was getting you for the real world. BIG BABY!

    I'm getting steamed thinking about it. IMPROV IS EVERYTHING! Ride our childish glue buzz,,,,,,WE ARE CREATING MONSTERS!

    CRAPHEAD is now rich,at least he was:hmm: I know he has lost what we had back then, spangled SUMMERDREAMS MAKE ME FEEL FINE days....


    I have not forgotten. Suspend disbelief and have fun. I woud lay awake. The models would glow green. I would see images . Those monster models were scary. I would gore them-up..............drip.......drip,,,,,,,,,,,red ,,,,,,MORE RED!The boxes had WILD artwork. The monsters in action. KONG clutching Fay//////////I could smell the jungle,Hear the Roar!

    signing ut from Aurora-adelphia
    Tim Testor
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YZ-i-nZLk]The Phantom of the Opera: AURORA Box Art Tribute Monster Model Kit. - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Oh, yeah! I built them all. I used to ride my bike down the "Sages" store in San Bernardino with a hand full of money and by myself a glow in the dark monster model. I'd love to get a "Creature of the Black Lagoon" again.

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    Yes. I had a collection of those. Those were fun. :D
     
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    Sage's was the place, way before anyone ever heard of a super Walmart.

    I never had the monster models, though.

    There were too many airplanes models to get the gluey fingerprints on.

    Oh - and I was about 10 years too early for that kind of '70s fun.

    I had a whole different kind of that.
     
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    Groove Toad Banned

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    Groove Toad Banned

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    Sages had all kinds of stuff. I bought my first Black Sabbath album at the Sages on Highland Ave. in San Bernardino.
     
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    How cool. All I ever saw as a kid were cars and airplanes.
     
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    River side Senior Member

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    Our's was at Magnolia Center in Riverside. Groceries, department store, hardware, diner, all rolled into one.

    Hadn't thought of it in years.
     
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    River side Senior Member

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    That's quite a bike ride from Yucaipa.
     
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    I'll say here and now, I am a HUGE Star Trek geek!

    The original USS Enterprise is still my favorite Star Trek ship.

    And Polar Lights models is coming out with a 1:350 scale TOS Enterprise (almost three feet long!) and I have it on preorder.

    It's so accurate, that they digitally scanned the 11 foot filming miniature that's in the Smithsonian!

    Oh yes, it will be mine!

    1/350 Star Trek TOS U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 | Polar Lights | Round 2 Models - AMT models, MPC models and Polar Lights models, including Star Trek kits.
     
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    I want this one..

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    Groove Toad Banned

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    I lived in San Bernardino when I was 12 to 14. Road my bike everywhere, and the smog practically killed me.:hmm:
     
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    I was a model builder, but I built planes and ships. I had a fleet of both.
     
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    Suddenly I miss my kid models and want a Frankenstein again.

    F**king nostalgia!! You nailed me with Transformers but you wont get me again you sonovabich!!
     
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    I still love all of that 60's/70's monster stuff. I built models including the monster ones when I was a little kid, and actually have a few stashed away right now.

    I was also really into magazines like "Famous Monsters of Filmland, and the Warren stuff like "Eerie" and "Creepy". :)
     
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    I still have some models to build. I've got an F-4J (1/48) and a Tiger tank (1/35) that I'll eventually get to build. Those are the top on my list.

    I know a guy that actually makes a living building model cars. He builds drag racing models - funny cars and dragsters. He sells them to drivers in NHRA.

    Fezz sure does start some good threads. :cool:
     
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    Oh man,
    this thread brings back many, many great memories of growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. I had all of those models from Aurora, Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom, Dr.Jekyll, Hunchback, Dark Shadows, what a great time to grow up in the early 70's. I was in first grade listening to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Who, Alice Cooper, Stones, Floyd, Doors, Rod Stewart, had an older brother.

    One of my best friends from kindergarten was an incredible artist, he also had a passion for the monster models, as well as, Monster Magazine, and other publications, remember Creature Feature, or Chiller Theatre? Anyway, he opened my my mind to art, and I opened his ears to The Beatles.

    He does special effects, makeup in Hollywood, he made the raptors in Jurasic Park, he used to work for Stan Winston. He is the cuban version of Paul McCartney. Paul Mejias you done us/me proud!

    Another close friend has an identical background, amazing artist, bassist, and singer, he too had a passion for these monster models. He was from the next town over, Union, NJ. John Graziano is the illustrator for Ripley's Believe It or Not, also one of the funniest people I ever met.

    I feel sorry for kids today, their creativity is being stiffled, and manipulated by corporate b.s. You may find new version of these models from Japan.

    It's an interesting hobby to say the least.
     
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  18. Sloppy Joe

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    Wow! I'd forgotten about those. I had the Hunchback model, where he was on the round bench with chains holding him down.

    Also, we did hot rods(anybody remember the pie wagon?) and some military stuff, like WW II tanks and planes.

    Good memories! Thnx!
     
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    I had the phantom off the opera,the guy looking through the bars was in the ground.
    I also had Godzilla,Frankenstein,Dracula,The forgotten prisoner of castlemare.
    I used the glow in the dark parts on mine.
    those were so cool.
     
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    Cool thing is, that almost all of those classic models by Aurora and othe companies are available again. Cool box art too. :)
     
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