King Kong

Kit: GEOmetric Design/Max Factory Custom Craft's King Kong
Size: 8 inches tall (figure only), 1/35 scale
Figure completed: April 6, 1997
Diorama completed, June 8, 1997
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GEOmetric Design/Max Factory Custom Craft's vinyl figure kit,
posed to depict Kong as he burst through the gate on Skull Island.

Not just another pretty face
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   The archway was scratch-built out of sheet styrene and the doors are basswood with styrene detailing. The arch and ground covering were textured with Gesso primer mixed with baking soda, painted with Tamiya acrylics and dressed up with Woodland Scenics foam-rubber turf. The gong is heat-formed styrene also painted with Tamiya acrylics. The Aztec-style carving above the gate was made from polyurethane Ren-Shape foam hand-carved with a rotary tool.

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  The one and a half inch tall sailor was originally a 1/35 scale Italeri Russian Paratrooper which was molded in a walking position. One arm and one leg were re-positioned to give the figure the running pose. For the sailor hat, the top of the head was filed smooth and a short section of paper cone was glued on.


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