Model Kits – Aurora Prehistoric Scenes – Giant Bird

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Aurora Prehistoric Scenes

Giant Bird – Phorohacos

I bought this kit ‘new’ and complete in the box. It was originally released in the early 1970’s in the second wave of Aurora Prehistoric Scenes kits. It was never re-released so any that you may see on the market would be original Aurora product. This one cost me a bit more than others because of its new (unused) condition.

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The only problem in building, which I remember from when I was a kid, was getting the body top (back) in place. It never seemed to fit exactly right. This prompted me to use super glue to build the kit so that piece would dry in a minute and not ‘pop’ off or move to a crooked position while drying overnight.

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I always liked this kit because it was the same giant bird as in the Schneer/Harryhausen feature, Mysterious Island (1961). I built it as instructed with no modifications.

mysterious Island - giant bird

Be sure to check out all my other Aurora Prehistoric Scenes build-ups:

Allosaurus, Cro-magnon Man, Cro-Magnon WomanNeanderthal Man, Sabertooth Tiger,

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4 thoughts on “Model Kits – Aurora Prehistoric Scenes – Giant Bird

    • Yeah, its a Jules Verne adventure story with Harryhausen’s giant creatures added in – a giant crab, a giant wasp (which is a great scene), and this here prehistoric bird 🙂

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