Aurora Godzilla – MotM Prototype (1973) – my custom rendition – Part II / painted

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This is my fully painted kit modelled on the MotM prototype planned by Aurora before they went out of business. (more details here)

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I was originally going to paint Godzilla in green tones but having the red and white Tokyo Tower made the whole kit start to look like Christmas themed colors. So I went with Gray tones for this one. I mounted it on a stained wood base for that extra classy treatment.

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I decided to put a couple of flags out front as are usually present at local landmarks and parks.

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I also made the small tank that was present in the original prototype. It came out decent enough 🙂

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I was careful to get the eyes to have a 3d effect. It’s a new technique that I may use on certain kits from now on.

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The nameplate is from Cult of Personality but I made a custom name plate holder with some sea plants and trilobites.

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I took the buildings from the Aurora Godzilla kit base and made a universal background that can have many uses. Below are some pics from different angles.

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Here’s a pic with the bg. behind Rodan and Gorgo.



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Aurora Godzilla – MotM (Monsters of the Movies) Prototype – Model Kit

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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

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DETAILS:

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.


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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 PersonalityGodzilla wide jaw replacement

Cult of Personality Name Plate

Self-made name-plate holder – featuring trilobites and sea-plant

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Godzilla MotM Prototype Base: full sculpt

Self-molded base copying shape from historical pics.

Trees

Tower Platform

Rubble

Tower parts modified from N-scale Train accessories

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Background:

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.

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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.