Monster Model Kits
As a young boy growing up in the 1960's and early 70's one of my favorite pastimes was to build monster Model Kits. There were many outdoor activities that a young boy of eleven years old could participate in like playing basketball or football with the local kids in the neighborhood or playing dodge ball or going to the movies on a Saturday afternoon to watch your favorite science fiction and horror movies.
Those were great things to do when you were allowed to go outdoors and play with your friends but what would you do on days when you had to stay inside your home. Taking up the hobby of building Monster Model Kits was a very popular indoor activity for young kids during that day and age You have to keep in mind that during that period in time in the 60's and 70's there were no video game consoles or home computers to chat with your friends on facebook and twitter and we had just as much fun or more than the average youngster growing up in today' world of technology.
My admiration for watching horror movie classics directed me in the hobby of building monster model kits. There was nothing more fun than my parents taking me to the local Woolworth for me to choose what Model Monster kit that I was going to bring home to start building for that day. From choosing the different color paints and model glue, to setting up my layout to choose what model parts to paint first. There was nothing more rewarding then building my monster model kits and watching them come alive with such vivid detail.
At one point in time my monster model kit collection consisted of the top horror movie characters of all time including Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, Godzilla, King Kong, The Mummy and many others that dawned my knick knack shelf with pure horror. Unfortunately as all young mischievous boys do I fell to the call of boredom and one by one destroyed my monster model kits by blowing them up with my Black Cat firecrackers. Yea, yea, I know it was a great loss after all the work and creativity I but into building them but it was great fun at the time blowing them to kingdom come
Many years have passed since my younger days of being so reckless and now as an adult I have a renewed interest in the history and building of monster model kits. Building these model kits has become a lost art that only a few diehard enthusiasts still participate in. Surprisingly there are still many monster model kits available at hobby shops or online dealers such as Ebay where you will find a wide variety of model kits through this website.
I have started using the power of the internet and Ebay to start building my collection of monster model kits and I hope you have enjoyed my little story of the enjoyment that building model Monster Kits have given me as a youngster and now as an adult model builder. I encourage you to spark your interest in this art of model building that can bring you so much creative enjoyment. Also encourage your children to pickup the hobby of monster Model Kit Building or even other types of model building such as car or plane models. Tell Them to put down the video controller and have some real fun