King Kong vs T. Rex (1933) model kit – kit bash

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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).

Revell Endangered Animals - Gorilla Airfix - T. Rex

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

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Coming soon, Building a Custom Base – check it out at: Mike K’s Youtube channel (Mike K. is me)

Aurora King Kong Model Kit

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This is my Aurora King Kong model kit

Before anyone screams blasphemy about all of the modifications I did on the kit, I’ll disclose that this is the Polar Lights, re-issue, not an original 1960’s Aurora.

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I used the Bwain replacement head, which has an awesome Kong face with excellent detail.

I purchased the replacement head at Cult TV Mans website 🙂

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I repositioned both arms into a more aggressive manner which entailed some sculpting and molding.

I moved Ann Darrow from the right hand to the left hand. This entailed some carving and sculpting to the left hand and filling in the right and to make it look like a fist.

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Ann Darrow is revamped too, different hair, bigger bust, and her arm positions have been changed.

Watch the Video – Great music and talk about building the kit!  🙂