Finally got the Giant Wasp model kit from Fundimensions, circa 1973.
Feels like I traveled back in time to get it.
If you recall, I had built the other giant insect models, Mantis, Tarantula, Scorpion, a while back. All three of these were re-released by AMT in the late 1970’s and were much easier to find because of it. The Giant Wasp was not re-issued and is nearly impossible to find.
I saw it on eBay, and kept bidding until I won it. I paid more than I wanted to spend but there are so few of these left, I couldn’t let it go.
Once built, I will post it here for those interested.
Original Fundimensions Gigantics model kits – early 1970’s
the AMT reissues – also in the 1970’s so these are vintage, too
This Giant Wasp model kit looks great, will look forward to seeing it when its put together 😀
This is the one that will give me the heebie-jeebies for sure, POH. Me and wasps do not get along, lol!
I had a huge paper wasp nest in my shed – me and my brother-in-law got this wasp spray at home depot that kills them on contact. we covered up as best we could long pants, long sleeves, hats, I wore gogles, and sprayed the sh*t out of them – it was crazy!
I had all four of these as a kid.
That’s great, me too! The 1970’s were a great time for monster model kits 🙂
Looks incredible. I didn’t even know these things existed!