Another resin kit I picked up on eBay to go with my fairly extensive collection of King Kong dioramas. This one has been OOP for sometime and I had only seen it
once before a a local model show built up by a friend of mine. This early 90's sculpt is by Jim Davidson and is quite rare. Despite the raves about this kit, I wasn't that taken with it once I took it out of the box. It needed about eights hours of prep before
assembly (not that unusual) but I found the quality lacking, specifically in the detail. I realize that resin has its limitations in this regard but compared to the work done by Joe Laudati and/or Tony McVey, this kit would have to be regarded as average at
So, I had reached a crossroad. Do I build it 'straight out of the box' or do I tinker with it? Those of you that are familiar with my
nature, the tinkering part came easy. In my opinion, the Ann Darrow character suspended between the altar columns as Kong lurches into view is a more compelling scene than Kong just holding her in his hand. In fact, just about EVERY King Kong kit has him holding
her in his hairy mitts. Yawn. So, I decided to do just that and recreate the scene I had in my mind's eye of his victim posed between the columns.