Model Kits – AMT Gigantics (1975 – 1979)
These are my AMT Gigantics kits, giant insects attacking cities in some really nice dioramas:
Colossal Mantis — Rampaging Scorpion — Huge Tarantula
There was a 4th in the series, a Wasp in a scene at an amusement park, but it is impossible to find. I had bought these in the early 90’s, long after they were discontinued, at a close-out warehouse. I held on to them until now.
In June, 2013, I built and painted them. I set them up together to make one huge scene.
Back in the late 1970’s I had won 3rd place in a model building contest at a local hobby shop using the Scorpion and the Tarantula. It was fun to rebuild these kits after all these years.
They were originally released by Fundimensions in 1975 but by 1978 they were taken over by AMT/Ertl.
Naturally, I liked these because they compared to the giant insect films of the 1950’s. Film Reviews here: Creature Features – Giant Bugs
Watch the video:
~ by Parlor of Horror on August 16, 2013.
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