GODZILLA


Originally, Godzilla was said to be an ancient monster awakened by nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean. However, it was later discovered that he started out as a dinosaur called a "godzillasaurus" that was living on Lagos Island and was awakened by naval bombardment during WWII. After being seriously injured by American troops, Godzilla was left to die, only to be mutated into a huge fire-breathing monster 10 years later by radiation from atomic tests in the Pacific.
Well to start things off, lets open the box up, and see what's inside. I see they have changed the color of the plastic, from light purple to lime green, that's kinda cool! When I first opened the original, back in the 60's as a kid, I thought to myself, what a strange color to mold a model in.

SLIME GREEN?

First thing I do, is to dry fit all pieces for fit, and check for burrs and things. Then assemble the two main body's (the base, then the figure itself), but I don't cement the figure to the base just yet.

PUTTY TIME

Ok, now let dry, and then it's putty time! Make sure to cover all cracks, and gaps. Best to let dry for at least 12 hours. Then start your sanding, and contouring. Next it's prime time. I like to use a Krylon spray, ultra-flat black. Makes for an easy'er paint job, as you will see.

On the base, where his feet go, I used some liquid masking film, so when I prime the model for paint, I will still have a clean surface to cement the two pieces together. Also I did not glue the name plaque, I just stuck it in the holes so it will block the primer, and then I can remove it for a detailed painting.

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The base was pretty easy. I started with some brown paint, a large brush, and paint thinner, and just started painting. Then adding different colors, such as yellows, reds, white, and then dry brushing from the darker to the lighter, till you achieve the effect you desire.

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I must have put on about 7 or 8 coat's of different shades of green, before I finally got it just right! Then dry brushing with yellow, red, and white, to get the shading on the back fins to look as if they are glowing.

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The eye's, mouth, and teeth, was a simple task, just a bit of a steady hand.

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"AND HERE HE IS, THE LIZARD KING"

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GODZILLA


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