One of my absolute favorite items is this 1964 King Kong model by Aurora. These models are readily available on eBay in various stages of construction. Some of them are expertly painted, while others look like a King Kong painted them himself. One of my dreams is to have an entire cabinet with a dozen or more of these models displayed side by side.
I have a couple of these models, one is a well-painted regular issue, and the other is an unpainted, poorly-built glow-in-the-dark model. 45+ years later, and this thing is still glowing strong!
Aurora model kits are so much fun! They look great whether they are pro-built or not.
This Aurora kit was re-released by Polar Lights in 1992 and 2000, and I can’t think of a more fun weekend project than snapping together one of these kits and giving it a custom paint job.
If you have one of these King Kong models collecting dust on a shelf, send me a pic. I love seeing the variety of these guys that is out there in the wild.