Aurora Godzilla – MotM (Monsters of the Movies) Prototype (1973-ish)
In the 1970’s Aurora was planning a second GODZILLA model kit under their Monsters of the Movies line. The kit was in design stages and complete prototypes were made.
There are a few images of the kit which look somewhat different from each other. The kit never went into production as Nabisco took over Aurora Model Kits and basically dismantled the company.
There was also some video/film of the making/sculpting of the project. Kudos to PHILSEP for finding/saving/posting this for fans of the old Aurora kits.
Well, needless to say, ever since getting a glimpse of this kit prototype, I’ve been obsessed with What if…?
So, I built my own rendition of the…
AURORA GODZILLA MONSTER OF THE MOVIES PROTOTYPE
I started with the standard Aurora/Polar Lights Godzilla kit. I modified the Godzilla body to resemble the Prototype kit. I made my own base from scratch emulating the MotM Prototype base.
Polar Lights – Godzilla Form – modifications:
more robust body
reversal of forward moving leg and back moving leg
lengthened and extended arms – changed hands to hold tower pieces
Elongated and more animated tail
remolded eye brows/top of head/cheeks
Cult of Personality – Godzilla wide jaw replacement
Cult of Personality Name Plate
Self-made name-plate holder – featuring trilobites and sea-plant
Godzilla MotM Prototype Base: full sculpt
Self-molded base copying shape from historical pics.
Tower parts modified from N-scale Train accessories
I assembled the city ruins from the original kit as a Universal Destroyed City background piece that can be used for any giant monster kit.
I had a blast making this kit and have seen my sculpting skills get better with this project. I enjoyed putting my own ‘look’ on Godzilla’s head/face and making a more animated pose with his head twist, elongated tail and step. Now the kit is all primed and ready to paint, so be prepared for another post when the kit comes to life in full color.