King Kong vs T. Rex
Kit Bash (n) – when a kit builder takes parts of two or more unrelated model kits to create a completely different subject, theme, and model kit diorama.
Long story short. I only recently saw the Mountain Gorilla kit from Revell. As soon as I saw a pic on a web-site I got the idea to use it in a King Kong diorama. I found the Airfix Tyrannosaurus to be the perfect size to simulate the big battle scene from King Kong (1933). Although both of these models are discontinued, I was able to find them on eBay at decent prices.
I built and compiled items for the base myself. I asked fellow kit builder, Murray Wakeman to make the long leaf palm tree (on the left hand side of the diorama). I had seen the tree in one of his creations and knew it would fit well with the scene. (Thanks Murray).
model kits and items:
Revell – Endangered Animals -Mountain Gorilla (1974)
Airfix – Tyrannosaurus Rex – (1977)
Murray’s Long Leaf Palm Tree (2015)
Ann Darrow self- sculpted (and the tree where she sits)
Scene-it trees and plants
Custom base – self made
Coming soon, Building a Custom Base – check it out at: Mike K’s Youtube channel (Mike K. is me)