Special Sub-Topic: Figure Model Making Mania
|What was the name of the company which introduced the first models of the Universal monsters in the early 1960s? |
Aurora. Aurora was also known for other genres including military figures, warplanes and ships.
|Which of the following is/was not a well known plastic model company?|
Andrea. Andrea makes metal miniatures.
|Which of the following was the first Aurora monster model? |
Frankenstein. Frankenstein was released in 1961. It launched an entire genre of models which continues to this day.
|What kind of paint should you NOT use on a vinyl model? |
Enamel. Enamel reacts with the chemicals in the vinyl so that the paint never dries.
|Which of the following companies has NOT re-released model kits originally made by Aurora? |
Lindbergh. Lindbergh never made monsters, except for Godzilla. They did, however, make some figure kits in a looser sense like the "Visible" series including Visible Man, Visible Woman and Visible Horse.
|What kind of glue became regulated in stores because kids were using it to get high in the 1970s? |
Plastic Cement. The tried and true tube cement was taken off shelves and put behind the checkout counter. Kids needed an adult to purchase it. This is still the case in most hobby stores but not all.
|Which of the following is NOT a monster model by Aurora? |
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Sadly, the Beast was never made into an Aurora monster, although it is occasionally available as a resin kit.
|Which of the following Super Heroes never made it to an Aurora model? |
The Thing. None of the Fantastic Four made the cut, but the Thing was made by Horizon as a vinyl kit.
|The name for a model that is cast in resin and sold in limited quantities by small companies is a(n)|
garage kit. They are called this way because in the early days most of them were cast in people's garages. Now, even the smaller companies have specialized facilities for doing the work.
|The most well known magazine publication in the garage kit industry is: |
Amazing Figure Modeler. Amazing Figure Modeler is a monthly publication with articles by well known artists as well as many ads by garage kit manufacturers.
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