43 thoughts on “The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story | Danh Sách đề tài về monogram đúng chuẩn

  1. Howard Haraway says:

    I have a few questions to anyone in the know about Johan. No one knows what happened to the molds/dyes . I heard they got damaged but not sure where I got my information from. If someone got ahold of their dyes and started producing Johan car kits,they would sell like hotcakes ! With the improvements in 3D scanning, why couldn't a model co. collect unbuilt Johan kits and 3D scan them and make new dyes to produce kits all over again? Is it doable ? Is it economically feasible ?

  2. Howard Haraway says:

    I am 58,and when I was 27, I was a manager at a Allied Hobbies in Langhorne, Pa. I ran that hobbyshop for
    2.5-3 years. Over those years, I collected quite a collection of kits that I had real intentions of building but moved on to other interests but kept them in storage. A couple of years ago,
    I was on the verge of selling them all in one lump sum to a collector or club.
    One night while doing some paperwork I was watching utube video's one after another when a channel called "hpiguy" posted a video on building a car model.
    After I watched his 1 video, I got enthusiastic about maybe starting to build again . Within a couple of days, my enthusiasm started growing so I mailorder a compressor / airbrush package deal and started pulling my stock of kits out of storage.
    Well, I ended up putting my old kits back seeing they are worth alot money and started buying and building new kits. Well actually, I fixed all the models I built years ago first , b4 I broke open a new kit. You know, mirrors,bumpers,tires would get knocked off . Anyway, that has been about 3 years ago,and I have to thank utuber Hpiguy for my renewed interest in scale model building. He has a GREAT channel. I also have to give utuber "Right on Replica's" credit too.
    Great hobby to get into, especially if you live in colder regions of the country, or a area that rains alot.
    It sure as hell got expensive though, since I was 27. $35. for a 1/25 scale car kit ? Lol. Thats crazy,especially when paint can set you back even more. Anyway, thanks for reading.

  3. Sludge says:

    Old men, don’t feel sorry for today’s youth. They are quite happy. And, old men, don’t be delusional and arrogant and think you were better than them.

    Maybe you old timers were shielded from the brutal truth of the cold war, racism, and the Vietnam conflict. Jim Crow. Black baseball players being prohibited from staying at the same hotels as their teammates.

  4. Sludge says:

    I only finished the Aurora part. (I will finish watching the video later. And the other histories of the other model companies.)

    Fast forward to the 2010s. Salvino buys a lot of nascar molds.

    They reissue some under their JR brand.

    The kits have major issues. Salvino responds with complete arrogance. Total arrogance!!

    That’s the shape of the hobby today.

  5. OldAirman2000 says:

    Thanks for putting this documentary together. What a great story. Really brought back memories of those model kits. I loved them all. The model kit section of G.C. Murphy's and other department stores was my first stop to see the model kits. Of course, my mom and dad could always find me in that section when it came time to go home.

  6. Richard Giammarino says:

    Joe was my uncle. He was my dad's brother. My dad -Tony G was also partnered with Abe. Had many kits. Especially the monster kits. Also had the Ho cars and the N scale trains-Postage stamp trains. Sadly all gone.

  7. Glenn Pieschke says:

    Great reporting! No mention of "AMT" models??? I but a hundred car models in the 60's from them and Revell. They were of the highest quality. Every week I'd save my allowance and head to the department store to see what new model cars came in that week….and already had an idea of what color would look best on that model?!

  8. Humdrum Industries says:

    Terrific detail. I was really into models in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I bought each and every one from the local drug store (I came from a small town). Many Revell and Monogram. However, I loved Aurora's Creature from the Black Lagoon with glow-in-the-dark head and claws. At the time, "glue-sniffing" was apparently a real concern, so I had this anti-glue sniffing glue that had an overwhelming smell of oranges. I think maybe the idea was that the another odor alone would discourage you from trying to get high (or maybe, it was just pure marketing to make you think the glue was "safer"). Regardless, I used it on the Creature. When finished, the model would fill any room it was in with the pleasant scent of oranges, but if you turned out the lights, GLOWING head and claws! Good times! Thanks to everyone behind Aurora, Revell, and Monogram (and those still producing plastic model kits).

  9. Scott Shore says:

    The Revell models were the most detailed. You would actually put the suspension together. The AMT models just had a thin metal rod you pushed through two holes to attach
    the wheels

  10. Dave Davidson says:

    As a kid who grew up in the 70's, I built models from all of these companies. It kinda makes me sad kids these days don't know the joy of creating a model from a bunch of parts and glue. As a kid I was rewarded with a model almost every week for being a good boy, I must have built hundreds of these.

  11. William Beasley says:

    I built over 150 Revell and Monogram models in the 80's. I had them up until about 2 years ago when I sold them all to a guy still built them. I have a lot of great childhood memories of building models.

  12. Shawn Begay says:

    I built a professional reputation building Monogram models. I had an interest in WWII aircraft and built those models as a preteen in the late 70s. That would eventually become becoming a blue badge employee at the Boeing Company in Mesa, Arizona.

  13. ROBB ROZALLEZ says:

    This brought back great memories and much more respect for the industry. Well done. I have shared this video with all my dear friends and to my brother in Law Gary, who still builds models to this day at 75 years young. It's his hobby and it keeps him young.

  14. AckzaTV says:

    oh i thought this was about the actual X43A aurora secret airplane they tested over my house in the 90s lol donuts on a rope and maybe i thouyght they had a scandal about how they had a model of a secret airplane they didnt admit existed but there was the model toy haha

  15. TBustah says:

    For a younger slot car enthusiast who wasn’t around when most of this was going on, this video explains a lot.

    For example, I’ve encountered those Highway Pioneers kits many times while looking for 1/32 stuff, and wondered why there were so many models of Brass Era cars available in the ‘60s. I knew it couldn’t be a slot car thing because it’d be kind of hard to turn them into slot cars or race them effectively: nobody makes suitable wheels that big and narrow, and even if they did, it’d be very difficult to race them effectively. It’s the same reason that slot cars of prewar racers kind are so difficult to control. With one successful release acting as a catalyst, it makes more sense.

  16. Eric Hanhauser says:

    I was building a WW2 Navy HellCat at the kitchen table while my Dad was reading the paper. I dropped my x-acto knife right into my thigh. I looked at my Dad as I pulled it out & didn't know what to say. He quickly opened the windows to let air in. He was as stoned as I was from the glue fumes. Ventilation is a good thing. Anyway, I loved the models.

  17. Rich H says:

    Thank you for that most informative video. It brought back memories of scouring the aisles of the local Woolworths when I was a kid trying to figure out what model I could afford with my weekly allowance. Sometimes I'd save up for weeks for a bigger model. Sad to see these iconic American companies slip into history.

  18. D. Wendal Attig says:

    Too bad the Revell railroad models was overlooked entirely. Even today those models represent some of the finest mold making and structures with character that were ever made.

  19. Doggeslife says:

    So few kids want to build models these days, if any. I remember when everyone sold them, even drug stores and 7-11s. Now I can only find models online and at relatively high prices since nobody carries models anymore and all my local hobby shops are gone. I can't see it all coming back in today's world. Glad I got to enjoy it when I did (Built my first model in 1967, a VW Beetle far too complex and detailed for that kid.).

    Love the video.

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